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Our Vision

"A radical and practical agenda positively impacting on society, locally and globally."

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.

The big picture is everything

Our teaching and learning are intertwined with research, constantly connecting with communities to see what works.

We are proudly rooted in a vibrant, diverse and transformed city, but we never shy away from the people and the professionals living and working on the margins of society.

Research in the real world

We apply our research in real world settings nationally and internationally, working with communities, prisons, hospitals, schools and the police to understand, and influence, social change.

We encourage our students to adapt their academic focus as their expertise develops, working across disciplines to explore - and critically analyse - the fast-changing world around them.

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Our Courses

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Our Staff

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Our Research

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Student Experiences