School Overview

Established since 1966 the School of Social Sciences is a thriving centre for teaching and research in the fields of:

  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Health & Social Care
  • Social Policy
  • Social Work
  • Sociology

We are known for the thoroughness of our teaching and our care for students. We also have a reputation for research of national and international excellence and the products of this research are continually fed into our courses. Many publications and articles by staff have international reputation in particular fields.

The staff also supervise MA, MPhil and PhD candidates in their own specialist areas. This means that you will be taught by tutors who are actively researching and publishing in areas you will study.

All of our degree schemes offer a thorough training in the basic principles of social science, a wide choice of specialised subjects, training in the practice of social research and preparation for a wide variety of career opportunities.

Our mission

The mission of the School of Social Sciences is:

“To increase knowledge and understanding of the social world through high quality research, scholarship and teaching; to promote the intellectual, professional and personal development of its staff and students; and to combine its role within the international academic community with a commitment to social development and social justice in the local community, Wales, the UK, and beyond”.