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Social Sciences

As a research student in the School of Social Sciences, you will join a thriving research community, led by Director of Social Sciences Research Eirini Mavritsaki, and be part of one of the University’s research centres of excellence.

The Centre for Applied Criminology was founded by one of the UK’s leading criminologists, Professor David Wilson. Our criminology academics are recognised for their pioneering and widely publicised research work and are regularly called upon by national and international media to provide expert commentary on topical issues relating to social policy. 

Our pioneering research within Social Work and Social Policy Administration has been recognised internationally in the Research Assessment Exercise 2008. Our recently formed Centre for Critical social Research is looking to push the boundaries of understanding on today's social climate.

There is a strong research culture within our Centre for Applied Psychological research too. Staff research activity covers many branches of Psychology and this is reflected in the wide variety of projects we house. The disciplines covered by staff research activity include cognitive psychology, criminology, development issues, offender-rehabilitation, occupation and environment, and military psychology.

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Centre for Applied Criminology

The Centre has a well established reputation for promoting ‘public criminology’ - bridging the gap between the academy and the public.
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Psychology research

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There is a strong research culture within the Division of Psychology. Staff research activity covers many branches of psychology.
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Centre for Critical Social Research

The Centre for Critical Social Research brings together researchers whose aim is to critique and challenge current social policy and practice.
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