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At the School of Applied Social Sciences, teaching and research combine to create a rich, supportive learning environment where you develop the skills to work successfully and contribute positively in global and diverse settings. We are a practice-led School, keen to ensure you can apply your degree in your chosen career.

Our #SASS Changemaker programme is designed so that you see yourself as something other than a ƹƵworking towards a degree. We ask you to take an active role in bringing about change and working towards social justice.

Why study in the School of Applied Social Sciences?

  • Our expert academics publish in leading academic journals and feature regularly in local and national media
  • The #SASS Changemaker programme has seen our students engage with local community groups, policy makers, researchers and leading ƹƵ on a range of topics including criminology; policing and youth; and women's health
  • Our BA (Hons) Professional Policing is licensed by the College of Policing so, when you graduate, you can apply for a role as a police officer in England and Wales
  • Our BA (Hons) Childhood & Youth Studies ranks 7th for overall ƹƵsatisfaction and 2nd for graduate outcomes (Prospects and On-Track), out of 49 HE institutions (Complete ƹƵ Guide 2023)




We offer a range of scholarships, bursaries and funding, including our Merit Scholarship, worth £2,400* over three academic years, which is awarded to those who can demonstrate a high level of academic achievement, through scoring 120 UCAS tariff points or more.

We’re keen on supporting each and every one of our students at ƹƵ so, if you aren’t eligible for the Merit Scholarship, our Bursary will give you £1,000* over three academic years or £1,300* if you are taking your course over four academic years.

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