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Research

School of social sciences

Making sense of the world

The School of Social Sciences aims to create real-world impact across the themes of sociology, psychology and criminology.

Research centres

Crime and Society Research centre

Crime and Society

This centre aims to investigate and develop understanding of societal, criminological and psychological processes underpinning crime, criminality, and criminal justice proceedings.

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Health and wellbeing group

Health and wellbeing

Producing research that addresses key challenges in the field of health and wellbeing, working with a network of partners and stakeholders across the university and beyond.

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Identities and inequalities

Identities and inequalities

Research applications and projects which assess inequalities and psychology surrounding race, identity, ethnicity and gender.

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Lifespan and Behavioural Science groups

Lifespan and Behavioural Science

Investigating the psychological processes that underlie an individual’s physical, cognitive, social and emotional development throughout the lifespan.

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Security and extremism group

Security and Extremism

Bringing together researchers working across issues related to hate crimes, Islamophobia, online and offline hate crimes and political and human (in) security.

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Research projects

We are currently working on a number of projects within the School of Social Sciences. View them all on our project page. You can also see view our individual research centres to see a filtered list of projects aligned to our specialisms.

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Social Sciences phd

PhD opportunities

Ready to make an original contribution to knowledge? Find out more about studying a PhD in Social Sciences at Birmingham City University

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Research staff

Birmingham City University is home to a wealth of knowledge and our staff have considerable experience of working within Social Sciences.

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Birmingham 2029

The Birmingham 2029 project aims to respond to the structural and social challenges residents and institutions will face during the next decade including uncertainties on Brexit, the global Covid-19 pandemic, The Big City Plan, 2022 Commonwealth Games and the growth in Birmingham as a transport hub with faster connections through the HS2 Curzon Station development.

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News and events

The School of Social Sciences runs a variety of research seminars, conferences and more across the school. View our latest events and news to see how our research impacts the wider world.

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Contact Us

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  • Birmingham 2029

  • Research collaborations

  • PhD enquiries

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If you have any questions about our research, current projects or research events feel free to get in touch.

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Birmingham 2029

Birmingham 2029 aims to respond to the structural and social challenges residents and institutions will face during the next decade including uncertainties on Brexit, the global Covid-19 pandemic, The Big City Plan, 2022 Commonwealth Games and the growth in Birmingham as a transport hub with faster connections through the HS2 Curzon Station development. Find out more about the project or get in touch.

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Research collaborations

Interested in a research collaboration or consultancy? Contact our team and we'll attempt to link you with an academic who's alligned with your interests.

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PhD Enquiries

Thinking about studying a PhD in the School of Social Sciences? Our team will be happy to answer any questions you have. First, take a look at the PhD section on the website and your course page for more information.

PhD enquiries