Looking for a career that challenges your imagination, and makes a difference? Social sciences gives you the  skills you need to understand human behaviour, communicate and collaborate with others, and delivers real change.

How you'll get there

One day, you'll have the chance to make changes to people's lives. That's why we encourage all our students to be critical, creative and capable, as well as responsible and empathetic citizens.

Through traditional study, lab-based work, and real-life experience, you'll learn a variety of valuable transferable skills. They'll help you unpick your thinking, engage with different perspectives, and solve problems inventively.

Your future Colleagues and students talk about their experiences and opportunities at Leeds School of Social Sciences

Industry stories

Social sciences plays a key role in solving the world's problems. But we do that by collaborating, not preaching. We work with a range of diverse organisations and partners on research projects, events and initiatives.

We speak with the communities that need change, not for them. And we build ideas together.

Explore some of the stories from our work below.

Our community

We're the home of inquisitive researchers, imaginative thinkers, empathetic listeners, and inspired reformers.

research degrees

Enrol in one of our research degrees, and you'll develop broad skills in investigation, interviewing, presenting, communicating and critical thinking.

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