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School of Applied Social Sciences

Welcome to the School of Applied Social Sciences

Congratulations on securing your place to attend one of the following subject areas within the School of Applied Social Sciences at Durham University:
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice;
  • Social Research Methods;
  • Postgraduate Research;
  • International Social Work and Community Development; or
  • Social Work.

“Welcome to the School of Applied Social Sciences. Academic and administrative colleagues very much look forward to working with you as you progress through your programme of studies.

The School has a strong reputation in research led education. We pride ourselves on our world leading research in social sciences. This encompasses research on marginalised and disadvantaged groups in communities and gender, violence and abuse, inequalities in access to higher education and social mobility, gender and sexualities, social aspects of health, sport, physical activity and nutrition. Our research underpins our teaching and you will have the opportunity to engage with information and ideas on a range of contemporary issues. We are associated with three research centres and work with colleagues across the university and beyond in pursuit of excellence in our research and education.

We are a collegial school. You are joining colleagues with a strong tradition for lively debate combined with support for students. I hope you will engage with us and become an integral part of life in the School of Applied Social Sciences. Good luck with your studies.”

Professor Linda McKie, Head of School

Please complete the following steps to ensure that you complete the registration process:


Please note that the following students are not required to complete this section: Community and Youth Work (full-time only); Master of Social Work (full-time only) and Postgraduate Research.


Contact Details

All members of the School of Applied Social Sciences are looking forward to meeting you in October.

In the meantime, should you have any questions on any of the above, please contact Miriam Chisholm (Learning and Teaching Administrator) on +44(0)191 334 6820 or via email.