School of 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.

Our Subject Areas

Our Research Groups and Centres

Centre for Offending, Prevention and Engagement (COPE)

Centre for Offending, Prevention and Engagement (COPE)

The Centre for Crime and Offending Prevention and Engagement (COPE) contributes to the understanding of victimisation risk and crime harm, the transformation agenda for change in the Criminal Justice System, and community engagement with crime prevention.

Centre for Behavioural Research Methods

Centre for Behavioural Research Methods

This Centre has critical mass in a range of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies that span the breadth of Behavioural Research. Research in the Centre is underpinned by a wide range of innovative and advanced behavioural research methods and interdisciplinary behavioural research that brings together multiple methodologies.

Nottingham Centre for Children, Young People and Families

Nottingham Centre for Children, Young People and Families

NCCYPF is a specialist, interdisciplinary research centre with members from across Social Sciences and beyond. Dedicated to improving the lives of children, young people and families, we conduct real-world, collaborative and impactful research using novel approaches, ideas and theories.

Centre for Public and Psychosocial Health

Centre for Public and Psychosocial Health

This Research Centre brings together a wide range of research excellence in Social Science, including in Public and Population Health, Health and Wellbeing and Employment and Wellbeing. This breadth of research spans clinical (lymphoedema) and non-clinical areas (sleep, wellbeing, social identities, trauma, health promotion/prevention) and is multi-disciplinary, for example taking sociological and psychosocial approaches to health.

Featured Facility

Psychology Lab

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

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