The Faculty of Social Sciences

The Faculty of Social Sciences is a large and diverse grouping of thirteen departments, including 'classical' social science departments, but also several other major subject areas, some of which are distinctive to Sheffield.

This rich and exciting disciplinary mix, encompassing both academic research and education and also a strong practitioner focus in particular areas, uniquely positions the faculty among Sheffield's peer institutions.

We are renowned for our high quality research, with some of the UK's leading researchers across the full range of discipline areas. In the RAE2008, over 60% of the Faculty's research activity was graded as world leading or internationally excellent, with the majority of the Faculty's submissions ranked in the top 10 in the UK, of which five were in the top 5.

We offer a very wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses across the full breadth of the faculty's departments, and Sheffield graduates are held in high regard by major national and international employers.

Many departments are consistently strong performers in terms of the National Student Survey (NSS) and all those with a practitioner focus hold all relevant external accreditation by professional bodies.

For further details about the Faculty of Social Sciences please see our website

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