Department profile

Faculty of Social Sciences

University of Leeds
2023/24 edition

About Faculty of Social Sciences

The Faculty of Social Sciences in the University of Leeds is home to four schools, each with exceptional teaching and world-renowned research. Our interdisciplinary approach gives insight to our research work, and a well-rounded and unique learning experience for our students. Our four schools are:

Each school has a range of undergraduate, masters and other postgraduate courses to choose from.

Our research

The Faculty of Social Sciences is united by a mission to tackle to societal challenges affecting communities around the world. Our research provides evidence and inspiration for new policies and practices for governments, organisations and businesses across the globe.

Your career

Whether you’re studying an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, studying in the Faculty of Social Sciences provides you with the necessary skills for a successful career making a difference. You'll have lots of opportunities to gain experience in a range of settings to make you more employable, and the support to help you to decide where you want your degree to take you.

Our courses provide an excellent foundation for work in the public and third sectors, with careers in policy, research, charity organisations, think tanks, or in the private sector in a range of business settings.

The campus

The University of Leeds is a unique campus – housing all our facilities together in one 100-acre area, while also being just a short walk from the centre of the city of Leeds.

Along with all our academic facilities, laboratories, teaching and study spaces and libraries, our campus is also home to cafes, sports facilities, green spaces and our award-winning students’ union.

Leeds University Union is in the centre of campus and is a hub of activity. Clubs, bars, food outlets, cafes, a beauty salon and so much more.


Our university residences offer something for everyone, with locations around the city to suit your needs. We have an impressive range of accommodation from modern, purpose-built apartments to converted mansions both on and off campus.

We provide over 7,000 undergraduates with accommodation every year. We also have some accommodation specifically for postgraduate students, and guarantee offers of accommodation to international postgraduate students under certain circumstances.

How to apply

Visit our individual school websites to learn more about the application process and the courses available.

Contact details

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