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Social Sciences

The School of Social Sciences is recognised nationally and internationally for our theoretically informed and applied research. We foster a culture that values the diversity of all our communities and publicises and celebrates excellence in all we do.

We create vibrant and inclusive learning and teaching environment grounded in scholarship, research, and professional practice.

Through our strategic partnerships, we influence and shape civic, cultural, and social life. We maximise the employability of our students through our curriculum and engagement with our external partners.

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Our academic departments

Nottingham Institute of Education

Nottingham Institute of Education at Nottingham Trent University is one of the foremost providers of education and training for teachers and other learning and development professionals. Our courses and research span all phases of learning and development, from the early years through to adult education.

Department of Social and Political Sciences

The Department of Social and Political Sciences provides a vibrant and close-knit academic community for both staff and students. A progressive, sector-leading approach to the study of politics and international relations, encourages student involvement in both traditional and practical forms of learning, and provides a host of co-curricular opportunities for development.

Department of Psychology

The Psychology Department at NTU is one of the largest in the country with around 100 academic staff whose expertise covers the breadth of the discipline.

Department of Social Work, Care and Community

Want to make a difference? Social work and health offer some of the most rewarding, challenging and important jobs going – roles which give you the chance to meaningfully improve life for individuals, families, and even whole communities.

Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Criminology and Criminal Justice at NTU centres around engagement with communities and the criminal justice system. Its work reflects the University’s wider commitment to transforming people’s lives and creating opportunities.

Institute of Health and Allied Professions

The Institute of Health and Allied Professions develops collaborative and innovative education and research in health, aiming to make a positive contribution to improving health for all.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, 86% of NTU's research impact was assessed to be either world-leading or internationally excellent. The overall quality of each Unit of Assessment NTU submitted to REF in 2021 also saw an improvement from the previous REF in 2014.

Health and Allied Professions Centre

The purpose-built Health & Allied Professions (HAP) Centre is home to our world-class teaching, practice, research and scholarship in the Institute of Health and Allied Professions (IHAP).

Psychology laboratories

As a psychology student at Nottingham Trent University (NTU), you'll benefit from expert teaching, professional equipment, and a range of specialist laboratories.

Re:searchers Re:vealed.

Here at NTU, our researchers come from a variety of backgrounds, and they all have a powerful story to tell. In this series, we share their stories. From the mothers, the dancers and the engineers, to the refugees, the survivors and the volunteers.

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