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Leeds School of Social Sciences

A dynamic academic community where students work alongside staff

The Leeds School of Social Sciences undertakes high quality research and teaching in the disciplines of Psychology, Criminology, Sociology, Speech and Language Sciences, and Politics and International Relations. We have a strong commitment to research led teaching and to supporting the development of our students as critical, creative and capable individuals, able to contribute to society as active and enterprising citizens and pursue successful careers.

Our research work addresses key issues of public concern and aims to make a difference to the lives of people and communities. Many of our academic staff were submitted in the 2014 Research Assessment Exercise and were recognised as producing "world leading", "internationally excellent" and "internationally recognised" research.

We make effective use of innovative approaches to teaching and learning on our courses and have high levels of student satisfaction in courses across our school. For example, our criminology students can study alongside people who are currently within the prison system, providing new opportunities for learning and sharing diverse perspectives.

We offer great support to our students to support their learning and prepare them for future success. We are leading the way in developing flexible and online learning opportunities and developing the use of games in education. Many of our courses also provide students with the opportunity to undertake professional placements or volunteering.

Leeds International Festival 2019

Leeds International Festival will light up our city with new ideas, concepts and innovation between 2 May and 12 May. The university is proud to be intrinsically involved as a festival partner, curating and presenting a series of thought-provoking events and coordinating student participation in the delivery of the festival. #LEEDSINTFEST

Leeds School of Social Sciences

 
100%

Overall Student Satisfaction on our Politics course

Source: National Student Survey 2018

96.3%

Overall Student Satisfaction on our Speech and Language Therapy course

Source: National Student Survey 2018

97.6%

of our Psychology graduates are in work and/or further study 6 months after graduation

Source: Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2016/17

97.5%

of our Sociology graduates are in work and/or further study 6 months after graduation

Source: Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2016/17


Our Research

We undertake high quality research in the disciplines of Psychology, Criminology, Sociology, Speech and Language Sciences, and Politics and International Relations.

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For Business

We offer a number of professional services for business. Whether you’re looking for collaboration on a project or are in need of expert consultancy we can more than meet your needs. We provide:

  • Consultancy.
  • Contract research (including service evaluation).
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.
  • Access to modern facilities.
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Student insights into life at Leeds Beckett

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News from our school

Telepathy and ability to foresee events exists

Science may help us understand the universe, but we also need spirituality to make sense of the world, according to a Leeds Beckett University academic.

Leeds Beckett and Full Sutton Prison partnership expanded

Degree-level education at high security HMP Full Sutton has been expanded to include a short psychology course on the psychology of sleep, stress and sport.

Ban on killer robots moves closer

Killer robots seeking targets based on unreliable face recognition technology. Robotic dogs detecting heartbeats to home in on their human prey.

Our upcoming events

Mar 7

Degree Apprenticeships Breakfast Briefing

Join us and speak to our expert staff who are developing and delivering our programmes and find out how our degree apprenticeships can help your business.

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