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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 Behavioural Research Methods

Centre for Behavioural Research Methods

The Centre for Behavioural Research Methods (CBRM) is an interdisciplinary hub for nurturing, developing and sharing the theory and practice of social science research methods.

Gender Research Group

Gender Research Group

The Gender Research Group’s aim is to promote social and democratic inclusion and transformation at global, national and local levels through critical examination of the myriad ways gender matters in shaping people’s identities, experiences and opportunities.

The Identity Change Research Group

The Identity Change Research Group

The Identity Change Research Group is focusing on the developments in Identity Process Theory and applying the theory to emerging societal challenges.

Identity, Territory and Social Justice

Identity, Territory and Social Justice

Driven by a commitment to social justice, members of ITSJ engage in research that seeks to explore and problematise the socio-political phenomena shaping peoples’ lives, with a particular interest in questions of identity and territory broadly construed.

Centre for Crime, Offending, Prevention and Engagement (COPE)

Centre for Crime, 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.

Nottingham Centre for Children, Young People and Families

Nottingham Centre for Children, Young People and Families

NCCYPF is an interdisciplinary research centre based in Social Sciences but drawing on membership from across the University. Our work is focused on improving the lives of children, young people and families across Nottingham and beyond.

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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