School of Social and Political Science



Tackling some of the biggest challenges facing society

SPS researchers are tackling some of the biggest challenges facing society today, working to understand a world that’s changing more rapidly than ever. Our experts are exploring how technology, politics and social structures are transforming each other and transforming our lives.

Social scientists are needed to help make sense of and improve the world around us. At SPS all research and teaching is seamlessly connected to produce the talent and creativity needed to influence the changes our societies need.

Our research and education are diverse but connected by a commitment to achieving societal benefits, and to understanding and addressing social inequalities.

Our graduates have taken up posts in all continents, using the skills and knowledge they’ve gained to create a better world.

Inaugural Lectures

In these lectures newly appointed or promoted professors introduce their work, and themselves, to the University community.

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