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Virtual Open Day

Saturday 26 September 2020

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Why study with us?

Here are our top 10 reasons to choose the School of Social Sciences.

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Student Satisfaction

Student satisfaction

We enjoyed another strong year in the National Student Survey 2018, with high overall satisfaction scores for our Criminology and Security Studies (100%), Psychology (92%) and Sociology (95%) courses.

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Making Sense of the World

The big picture

We want to give you the skills you need to make a difference. So our courses focus on the real world application of theory, ensuring that you can make a real impact on society when you graduate. 

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Year-long Placements

Industry experience

You have the opportunity to embark on a year-long sandwich placement as part of your degree course. This will get you invaluable experience before you graduate, at organisations helping the local community.

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Pioneering Courses

Unique experiences

We pride ourselves on being a pioneering school, and are so proud to be the home of Europe's first Black Studies degree. We also created the first combined Criminology and Security Studies degree.

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All the right accreditations

Our Psychology courses, including the pathway options, are accredited by the British Psychological Society. This ensures these courses are as up-to-date and professionally relevant as possible.

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Travel Scholarships

See the world

There are a variety of exciting possibilities open to you, ranging from our successful international travel scholarships scheme working with charity organisations, to one of our many overseas study exchange programmes.

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Birmingham Links

In the heart of the city

You will study in our state-of-the-art City Centre Campus, ideally located for you to take advantage of our links to Birmingham, the UK's second city. Our campus is also at the heart of the multi-million pound Eastside project.

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Graduate +

Extra experience

You will be able to benefit from our Graduate+ initiative. This three-year award programme enables you to gain award levels for all the extra-curricular activities you undertake so that you can stand out from the crowd on graduation.

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Industry Links

Hear from the best

Our close links to industry mean we regularly host talks with leading experts in the fields of Psychology, Criminology and Sociology. This can give you insight into current trends, and inform your future career choices.

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Experienced Staff

Hands on experience

You’ll learn from industry experienced staff, who help inform social policy all the way up to 10 Downing Street, with Dr Imran Awan advising the government on Islamophobia and Hate Crime.


Book onto our next Open Day - Saturday 26 September

Our Open Days are designed to give you all the information you need about the University and the courses you're interested in, with a non-stop programme of events and activities running throughout the day.

You, your friends and family will be the centre of our attention, as you meet and talk to our friendly staff and students about courses, careers and all aspects of study.

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Our facilities

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Psychology Labs

Psychology Labs

Our psychology labs feature all of the latest equipment, including an EEG scanner and eye tracking equipment, and state-of-the-art software such as E-Prime, SPSS, Pinnacle Studio and NVIVO.

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Curzon B

Curzon B

We've expanded! Work is complete on our new six storey extension, Curzon B, which is able to house over 3,000 students and staff, with new IT facilities and social areas. 

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City Centre Library

City Centre Library

Our City Centre Library houses over 65 million sources of information, from books to online resources. It has several banks of computers, independent study rooms, and its own coffee shop - Coffee Society.