The School of Applied Social Science provides education at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as vocational and post-qualification courses for social workers and other professionals working in the field.
We are committed to giving students a high quality education which includes academic knowledge and professional and vocational skills. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, and are committed to equality of opportunity and to increasing participation in higher education from under-represented groups. Our school has a strong commitment to interdisciplinary study and the combining of disciplines and perspectives.
Find out more about our courses
Continuing Professional Development
Modules from the school's postgraduate post-experience programmes can also be taken on an individual basis for continuing professional development purposes. See details of the faculty's Graduate Programme in Health and Social Sciences
We provide approved social worker training for West Sussex, East Sussex County Council and Brighton and Hove.
We provide a Foundation Degree in Substance Misuse Intervention Strategies, in partnership with the three Sussex Drug and Alcohol Action Teams.
We also conduct workshops in research methods and provide for the management needs of NHS and social services staff jointly with the Faculty of Management and Information Sciences.
There is a strong international dimension to our courses and exchange schemes are in place with Madrid, Granada, and Orebro.
The Social Science Policy and Research Centre, based within the school, provides a base for full and part-time students working for research degrees at MPhil and PhD level.