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School of Applied Social Sciences

Research and Impact

The University’s School of Applied Social Sciences is a multidisciplinary teaching and research School that includes six subject areas: Sociology, Criminology, Social Policy, Social Work, Community and Youth Work, and Sport. We encompass a wide range of activities, with our main focus on the application of social science methods and concepts to social and policy issues. Current strengths include professional practice in health care, social, community and youth work; crime, violence and abuse; regeneration of communities and neighbourhoods; sociology of sport; children and families and mental health. We are proud of the School’s international and national reputations in these areas.