Cardiff School of Social Sciences
Cardiff School of Social Sciences is recognised as one of the top five centres of excellence in the UK in its areas of expertise. It is a thriving centre for teaching and research in the fields of sociology, education, social policy, criminology and social work. In the most recent national independent assessment of research, the Research Assessment Exercise, the School achieved a top Grade 5* rating for Education and a Grade 5 rating for Sociology. This indicates that the School is undertaking research of national and international excellence.
Teaching in the School is research-led and is closely related to research into the problems and challenges of modern society. What you study will be directly related to the debates and controversies going on around you. Studying for a degree in the social sciences at Cardiff will enable you to see these issues in a new and more informed way.
The School of Social Sciences is situated in the historic Glamorgan Building in Cardiff's prestigious Civic Centre. Overlooking the beautiful Cathays Park, the School is within a few minutes walking distance of the main college buildings, Student Union and other university departments, as well as being conveniently located near the city centre of Cardiff. Around 270 undergraduates join the School each year.
The School plays a major role in fostering public debate and policy development at regional, national and international levels. Staff act as advisers to the Westminster and European parliaments, the Welsh Assembly Government as well as a wide range of public and private sector organisations.