Social and Political Sciences Courses - Sociology, International Relations

Department of Social Sciences

The Department of Social Sciences at Derby encompasses criminology, policing, social sciences and political sciences.

Our courses are vibrant, engaging and innovative, and you’ll be developing your professional skills from day one. We will arm you with the latest knowledge and innovative skills for you to understand and ultimately change our social world.

You will study at One Friar Gate Square, our iconic site in the heart of the city, alongside students studying Law. Being surrounded by a like-minded community of students will allow you to engage with those who are focused on seeking justice and making a difference, and will allow you draw upon the skills and expertise of a much wider academic team.

  • Our team engages in cutting-edge research and leadership which build upon powerful professional partnerships, driving the development and delivery of training and education to promote professional best practice
  • We have one of the largest teams of academics with expertise in criminology and policing in a UK university, all with practical experience of policing or criminal process. We assist in all aspects of your development to educate you to the highest possible standard
  • International learning opportunities - you can observe issues from an international perspective with the chance to go on an Erasmus exchange or to The Hague, depending on which course you choose to study.