The Department of Applied Social Sciences offers a stimulating, multidisciplinary environment that puts itself at the forefront of the study of a range of contemporary social issues such as creativity, identity, investigation and insecurity. Our dynamic staff are leading innovative undergraduate programmes; their wealth of experience in teaching, research and practice helps our students address many questions that are crucial to understanding the rapidly changing world in the twenty-first century.
We aim to deliver excellence in education and to inspire generations of students. We will provide you with skills and knowledge that will benefit you, the workforce, the community and the economy. Our courses produce informed, engaged, critical graduates who are not only experts in their own field but are also able to look beyond the boundaries of their own disciplines.
The department is home to an exciting and popular range of undergraduate programmes in Criminology, Forensic Studies and Geography. These courses draw on the expertise of our own staff as well as other specialists from across the University and beyond.
Institute of Policing
The Department is also home to the Institute of Policing. The IoP is a collaboration between the University and policing and criminal justice partners, working together to meet the professional requirements of 21st-century policing and to develop high-quality, evidence-based education within the police service.
We offer an MSc in Applied Criminology and we warmly welcome enquiries about postgraduate research.
We are leading the way in producing creative, dynamic research that makes a difference in the real world. The department also hosts the Crime and Justice Research Centre.
Partnerships and Links
We work collaboratively for positive change in the local, national and global community.
The department has dedicated specialist facilities across King Alfred Campus.