Social sciences subjects can lead to work in roles you may not even have considered, from counsellor to chief executive.
Designed with your career in mind, and featuring support from research-active staff and leading practitioners, our postgraduate degrees span the fields of social work, social policy, international relations, politics, and military veterans and families.
We're the first university in the UK to offer a fully globalised course, developed in collaboration with institutions in India, Australia and the United States. Our unique distance learning MSc course can be accessed worldwide and takes a global perspective of civilian and military veteran and family well-being.
Make a substantial and original contribution to knowledge in the fields of health, education or social care. Work as part of our research community in an inspiring, multidisciplinary setting.
Our PhD research programmes will allow you to explore your own interests in history, supported by the expertise of our staff.
Explore international relations in theory and practice: our PhD programme will support you in discovering and creating new knowledge about global politics and international relations.
Discover how international relations theory affects real-world events, and develop crucial skills like decision making and debating. With prestigious guest lecturers and visits to think tanks such as Chatham House, you’ll gain all the experience you need for a role in global politics.
Do you want a career which can change people’s lives? With the focus on social welfare and social policy issues in the local, national and international context, our course will give you the skills and understanding to really make a difference.
Our PhD research programmes will allow you to explore your interests in philosophy, supported by the expertise of our staff.
This course is for advanced health or social care practitioners with postgraduate qualifications, who want to take an innovative lead in their speciality through original, published research.
Our full-time course combines in-depth professional training and tuition with high quality practice placements. Graduate and you’ll be eligible to register as a qualified social worker.
Gain an in-depth understanding of the latest issues and debates in sociology. Hone your research skills, and develop expertise that will prepare you for a career in social policy, social work, local government, public service and more.