The School of Social Sciences promotes excellence in higher education, research and consultancy. We offer a diverse range of courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and professional level.

Students can select courses that have been designed in partnership with professional bodies and outside organisations within the public and private sector.

Here at the School of Social Sciences, we aim to make a difference to society and the lives of those within it.

Our Mission is:

To be a School of Social Science whose staff, students and graduates enrich and influence the lives of individuals, communities and societies

Our vision is:

  • To foster a culture that values the diversity of all our communities, and publicizes and celebrates excellence in all we do.
  • To create a vibrant and inclusive learning and teaching environment grounded in scholarship, research and professional practice.
  • To be recognised nationally and internationally for our theoretically informed and applied research.
  • To develop local, national and international partnerships that shape knowledge, policy and practice.
  • To maximise the employability of our students through our curriculum and engagement with our external partners.

Academic departments

Politics and International Relations

The Department of Politics and International Relations has received excellent ratings and has an active and vibrant research culture, ensuring high-quality research-informed modules and courses.

Psychology

Psychology has been recognised for its teaching excellence, while also having a strong national and growing international research profile.

Our undergraduate courses, postgraduate psychology conversion programmes and our MSc Forensic Psychology are all accredited by the British Psychological Society.

Social Work and Health

The Department of Social Work and Health brings together a team of staff from a range of academic and professional backgrounds in the areas of social work, public health and social care.

The team strives for excellence in both teaching and research while maintaining close working relationships with organisations.

Sociology

The Department of Sociology offers courses in the areas of sociology, criminology, youth and career guidance.

These subject areas are all concerned with thinking critically about the social world in which we live and supporting and protecting people and the environment across and within complex and diverse contexts.

Ethics

In the School of Social Sciences, we are committed to the ethical governance of research. All research projects that involve staff must have clearance from the College Research Ethics Committee (CREC) before any data can be collected and/or analysed. In addition, all research students are required to submit an application to CREC to secure ethical clearance for research involved in their studies.

For taught courses, ethical clearance is required for those elements of the programmes that involve the planning and execution of research by students. The management of ethics may come in the form of explicit protocols that students are required to follow while engaged in data collection or may require a full submission by the student to the School's Research Ethics Committee. The latter case is usual for final year research projects. Where students are engaged in learning about research methods they are also supported in learning how to handle the ethical issues that may arise. This focus on research ethics reflects our commitment to the promotion of social responsibility within the social sciences.

Scholarships

The School of Social Sciences is pleased to offer a number of generous scholarships and loyalty schemes. Visit http://www.ntu.ac.uk/s3scholarships for more information.

Open events

Come along to one of our open events to discover our wide range of postgraduate and professional courses, meet our academic staff and find out more about fees and funding opportunities. Visit http://www.ntu.ac.uk/s3openevent to find out more and book your place.

Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

MA

Nottingham Trent University School of Social Sciences

This course has been designed in response to contemporary international debates about the changing nature and shifting boundaries of multidisciplinary public health. ... [+]

Graduates of this master's course will be enthused about the potential to act as change agents within multi-disciplinary public health settings. They will also be able to bring an extensive knowledge of public health with a critical awareness of the philosophical, theoretical and methodological issues to bear on the discipline. Graduates will also be able to adopt an independent and reflective approach to their learning and future careers.

This course has been designed in response to contemporary international debates about the changing nature and shifting boundaries of multidisciplinary public health. Taught from a social rather than a medical perspective, it focuses on the strategic and international elements of public health, environment and sustainable development that are critical to effective multidisciplinary practice in these fields reflecting leading-edge, current developments. The programme provides the opportunity to engage with a wide and diverse curriculum including:... [-]

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MSc

Nottingham Trent University School of Social Sciences

The MSc Forensic Mental Health is aimed at students who are currently employed in / or who desire to be employed in a forensic mental health setting. The course is design ... [+]

This course is designed to equip graduates with an in-depth knowledge of forensic mental health. You will gain a critical understanding of the academic knowledge associated with the context of practice in forensic mental health and you will gain a critical appreciation of ethical, cultural, and legal issues arising from mental health practice and research. This Masters degree is aimed at students who are currently employed in / or who desire to be employed in a forensic, forensic mental health, or mental health setting. - prisons - secure hospitals - Ministry of Justice - Police Force - courts. The programme is designed to provide students with a combination of applied and research skills core to work in a forensic mental health setting.... [-]

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Nottingham Trent University School of Social Sciences

The degree in Psychological Well-being and Mental Health is aimed at students who are intending to work – or are already employed – in healthcare, counseling ... [+]

The degree in Psychological Well-being and Mental Health is aimed at students who are intending to work – or are already employed – in health care, counseling, social care, and related areas. Students will evaluate, assess, and advance the current understanding of what works in helping adults achieve psychological well-being and good mental health.

A supportive and active research environment

Throughout the course, you will benefit from research-informed teaching. You may be interested in finding out about our Addiction and Aberrant Behaviours and Wellbeing research groups and our Sexual Offences, Crime and Misconduct Research Unit, Emergency Services Research Unit and International Gaming Research Unit. Psychology at NTU has an established international research reputation and is one of the top risers in the REF 2014 research rankings. The 2014 Assessment also showed:... [-]

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