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Social, Psychological and Communications Sciences


The School of Social, Psychological and Communication Sciences offers a wide range of exciting and challenging subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels which address the key psychological, social, political and interpersonal communication issues of today.

We have a growing research and consultancy reputation and have recently established the Centre for Social Science Research. The majority of staff in the School are research active, the School led on two units of assessment for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 (Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience / Social Work and Social Policy). Most of our staff group hold doctoral level and post graduate teaching qualifications and many have substantial experience of working in professional and clinical practice.

The School, through its various subject areas, is committed to enhancing opportunity, enterprise and excellence. We will provide a supportive, innovative and dynamic environment by developing mutually beneficial partnerships with professional bodies and local, regional and national employers which will enhance the potential of our students, staff, and key stakeholders. These partnerships will also enable us to develop further knowledge within our disciplines, to influence change across our areas of practice, and to provide students with the range of skills required for graduate level employment both within the UK and the global market.

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Social, Psychological and Communication Sciences

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Research from our School

Dr Nicole Whitworth, Principal Lecturer in Social, Psychological and Communications Sciences describes her research interests in just 60 seconds.


Graduate Success Stories

Nicholas Renn Nichol BSc (Hons) International Relations & Global Development, 2012

The course allowed me the freedom to explore how charities are run and how ethics are imposed within the organisation.

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Faculty News

GCSE pupils tackle the EU Referendum debate at Leeds Beckett politics day

GCSE students from across West Yorkshire took part in a politics and current affairs day at Leeds Beckett University, where they developed and presented European Union leave and remain campaigns.

Conference to discuss prison’s impact on society

Academics and professionals with an interest in prison and its impact on society are set to gather at Leeds Beckett University on Friday 15 April as the Prison Research Network hosts its first annual conference.

Academic shares unarmed peacekeeping expertise at German Parliament

Dr Rachel Julian, Senior Lecturer in Peace Studies at our University, was invited to present her research into unarmed civilian peacekeeping at the recent sub-committee hearing on civilian crisis management in the Bundestag in Berlin, Germany.

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