Our innovative school is proud of its distinctive and applied approach to the study of social science. We offer interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary undergraduate courses that give you the chance to combine a range of half degree areas into some exciting and unique combinations.
Our contemporary programme allows you to explore the emergence of new social science theory and the analysis of current social issues. Our applied focus ensures your time at university is of vocational relevance. All our undergraduate degrees include opportunities in the second year for practical work experience through our strong link with the Community Universities Partnership Programme (CUPP). You will find our school and university friendly and inclusive, and Brighton is one of the most diverse and creative student cities in the UK.
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The School of Applied Social Science is one of the fastest growing social science departments in the UK. It has an international reputation for research in criminology, social and public policy, and community psychology.
A key feature of research within SASS is an interdisciplinary and applied focus on contemporary social and cultural issues. Theory is underpinned with an understanding of personal, political and policy implications, and knowledge is developed with attention to the increasingly complex relationship between local and global concerns.
Through a variety of theoretically, empirically and practically informed teaching methods postgraduate students in SASS have the opportunity to study with leading academics, to develop advanced-level research skills and apply their knowledge and skills through practice-based learning in a relevant organisation or community location.
The school did well in the Research Assessment Exercise 2008, achieving a grade point average of 2.25. Find out more about the university's RAE results.
For those already in employment, modules can be taken in areas of professional development, or students can undertake projects in their workplace producing knowledge that is directly relevant to their employer and employment setting.
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For more information on any of our courses or a general discussion about which postgraduate programme might best suit your interests please contact email@example.com