School of Social Sciences

About Us

Birmingham City University’s School of Social Sciences has a mission to make sense of the world.

Our students and academics work together across disciplines to develop insights into society. We’re focused on everything from understanding crime and punishment to the study of all aspects of psychology and the exploration of social structures and change.


Find out about our range of undergraduate courses, including Psychology, Criminology, Sociology, Black Studies and Policing.



Take a look at the postgraduate courses and research degrees available at the School of Social Sciences.



Our Foundation Years offer you an additional year of study to ensure successful progression to your chosen degree.


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Open Days

The best way to explore what's on offer is to come and see us in person at one of our Open Days.

Open Days


Check out the latest blogs from our academics and students.  



Take a look around the facilities available to you at the School of Social Sciences.



Gain valuable work experience before you graduate with our range of placement options.


Birmingham 2029

The School of Social Sciences is launching their ambitious "Birmingham 2029" project, which will see the city mapped out like never before to generate a big picture of life during the next decade of dramatic change.

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Read our past and present students discuss their experiences in their own words.


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Find your home from home at BCU. We offer eight halls of residence options, ranging from on-campus to inner-city living. You can take a virtual tour of each accommodation option to find the one for you.

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Read our admission FAQs to get your application questions answered. If your question isn’t covered, we have all the details of how to get in touch.

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Student Support

From disability and mental health support to CV and job interview training, BCU ensures you have all you need during your time here – and beyond – to succeed and flourish in your studies and career.

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Social Media

Follow our social media channels and discover more about life at BCU, including what the University and city will offer you if you study here.

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Open Days

When possible, the best way to explore what's on offer is to come and see us in person, and we host a number of Open Days throughout the year. Come and be taught by our trailblazing academics and study in our innovative £400m facilities.

Open days