Department of Social Sciences
At the Department of Social Sciences, we’re a close-knit community with a shared ambition to make a real difference to society. Our locally embedded courses offer a national and international focus, encouraging you to open your mind in stimulating new environments, including studying abroad.
Alongside our inspiring teaching, we’ll support your development with our fantastic facilities on Frenchay Campus. Study in specialist psychology spaces, including our eye-tracking lab and driving simulator, and the Forum, a dedicated learning zone designed for collaboration.
We foster strong connections, ranging from the Police and Probation Services to international charities and government organisations. These employer links provide opportunities for live briefs, practical experience, and placements in Bristol and beyond.
Through our research groups and centres, we’re harnessing the potential of social sciences to produce cutting-edge ideas with real-world impact. From body image to sustainable development, we’re informing debate and tackling the social, political, and philosophical challenges of today and tomorrow.
Our subject areas
Philosophy, Politics and International Relations
Find out more about our Philosophy, Politics and International Relations courses at UWE Bristol.
Psychology, Sociology and Criminology
Our courses include: Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, Music Therapy and more.
Philosophy, Politics and International Relations resources
It's more than just great facilities that will set you up for success when you choose to study Philosophy or Politics and International Relations at UWE Bristol.
Psychology, Sociology and Criminology facilities
We'll support your development with fantastic facilities as well as committed, inspiring teaching. Here you can research, learn, grow and prepare for a career that will make a real difference to the community and the world you live in.
Partnerships and research
Our partner organisations range from the Police and Probation Services to international development charities and support networks.
The Department of Social Sciences is active in many research areas, with real-world impact. Our research projects attract national and international funding.
Degree apprenticeships combine on-the-job training with academic study.
News and events
Find out all the latest from the Department of Social Sciences.
Find out what social science events are taking place across the University and how you can take part.
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