The Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Nottingham offers a diverse range of courses across business, economics, education, geography, law, politics and international relations, and sociology and social policy.

Reputation for excellence

The University of Nottingham is a worldwide top 100 university and ranks in the top 50 for a number of social sciences subjects in the latest QS World University Rankings. A truly global institution, with campuses in China and Malaysia, Nottingham welcomes students from across the globe.

It offers a dynamic learning community where teaching is underpinned by world-leading research. In the latest Research Excellence Framework, the University ranked 8th in the UK on a measure of 'research power', and more than 97% of its research is recognised internationally. The faculty makes a valuable contribution to this with research that has wide-ranging impacts on society, including the economy, health and welfare, culture, public policy and the environment.

Inspirational location

Schools within the faculty are based in the heart of England, across University Park and Jubilee Campus. Covering 300 acres, University Park is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK, with a boating lake and rolling green hills. It is only 10 minutes by bus from the vibrant Nottingham city centre, and well connected by a tram network. Jubilee Campus has won numerous awards for its innovative, eco-friendly buildings, and its lakeside setting and contemporary sculptures make it an inspiring learning environment.

Dedicated support network

The University guides you before you arrive and supports you throughout your studies. They provide information and guidance on numerous issues including international qualifications, visas, finance, working regulations and adjusting to life in the UK.

Accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK, the Centre for English Language Education provides courses before and during your studies, to develop your language skills to the required level.

The Careers and Employability Service offers careers advice for life, and Student Services assist with any personal or academic issues you may have.

Real-world learning

All of the schools in the faculty have valuable links with industry, and our courses equip you with the essential skills and specialist knowledge that you will need to achieve your professional goals.

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Programs taught in:
  • English

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University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences

This is an exciting opportunity for experienced education professionals to develop the critical knowledge and skills necessary to undertake their own research and thereby ... [+]

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The Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD) is suitable for those working in:

education from early years to higher education local government/civil service educational organisation bodies education in museums and prisons charities/NGOs other educational settings

The programme:

is linked to practice so you will draw on your own educational experiences. is designed for busy professionals, offering weekend/summer attendance to fit in study alongside a full-time job. allows you to be part of a strong cohesive cohort of education practitioners.

This is an exciting opportunity for experienced education professionals to develop the critical knowledge and skills necessary to undertake their own research and thereby improve their educational practices and contexts.... [-]

United Kingdom Nottingham
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English
Part-time
2 years
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University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences

It is taught by world-leading academic and practitioner experts, from our Rights Lab - the world's first large-scale research platform for ending slavery which is current ... [+]

Overview

It is taught by world-leading academic and practitioner experts, from our Rights Lab - the world's first large-scale research platform for ending slavery which is currently tracking slavery with satellite technology and ensuring businesses don't use slave labour.

It will provide you not only with the academic grounding of the study of contemporary slavery but also comprehensive training on how best to make a difference through the liberation and social reintegration of those in slavery.

You will be introduced to key concepts and challenges in slavery, liberation, anti-slavery and human rights, and will benefit from:... [-]

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English
Full-time
Part-time
9 - 24 months
Online & Campus Combined
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University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences

This course is designed to equip you with the necessary skills to become a competent, research-informed and innovative English for academic purposes (EAP) practitioner. ... [+]

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This course is designed to equip you with the necessary skills to become a competent, research-informed and innovative English for academic purposes (EAP) practitioner.

Worldwide, there has been a significant increase in the demand for EAP teachers. This growth has stemmed from the expansion of English as a medium of instruction, internationalisation of the higher education sector, increasingly dominant position of English as the language of education and research, and rapid expansion of access to higher education.

This course focuses on the development of teacher competencies to improve the academic literacy of students. It entails knowledge and skills that incorporate much more than basic mastery of classroom management skills and knowledge of language systems.... [-]

United Kingdom Nottingham
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English
Part-time
2 years
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Postgraduate Certificate

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences

Knowledge of the international human rights system has become an essential requirement for those working to improve human rights around the world. This distance-learning ... [+]

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Knowledge of the international human rights system has become an essential requirement for those working to improve human rights around the world. This distance-learning programme has been designed to allow you to study part-time to fit around your commitments.

You will be provided with a thorough grounding in human rights law and systems, as well as the opportunity to pursue more specialist interests such as the rights of the child and international criminal law.

This course is designed to ensure that you obtain a sound theoretical understanding of human rights law, as well as the latest knowledge of how international human rights standards and systems operate in practice.... [-]

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English
Part-time
1 year
Online & Campus Combined
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Location address
Faculty of Social Sciences
Law and Social Sciences Building
University of Nottingham
University Park

Nottingham, England, NG7 2RD GB
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