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.

Undergraduate

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

Courses

Postgraduate

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

Courses

Foundation

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

Courses

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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

Blogs

Check out the latest blogs from our academics and students.  

Blogs

Facilities

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

Facilities

Placements

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

Placements

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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I AM BCU

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

I AM BCU

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Accommodation

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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Admissions

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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Coronavirus

For information and updates in relation to coronavirus, including details on how we are supporting our applicants, please see our dedicated webpages.

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