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Study with Us

For over 100 years, the University of Liverpool's Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology has been at the forefront of pursuing research-based knowledge in support of social justice. Taught by world-leading experts, our research based programmes help students develop as independent learners and researchers, gaining valuable skills for use in their subsequent careers.



Our Undergraduate programmes are based on cutting edge research and are ideal preparation for careers or further study where clear, creative thinking is valued.

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Postgraduate Taught

Learn from internationally recognised experts, in the sophisticated research environment of a long-established and influential department. Our programmes are fed by substantial research and provide advanced theoretical and practical training in postgraduate-level research.

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Postgraduate Research

Our PhD Research programmes offer you the chance to explore your own ideas with thought provoking advice from our internationally recognised academic staff. The School’s Postgraduate community forms an integral part of our innovative research environment.

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International Students

The University's International Recruitment and Relations Office works closely with the School and its students, and are here to support you with every aspect of applying to the University and coming to live in Liverpool.



Through Interchange, students are given the opportunity to work with Voluntary and Community Organisations on research and work-based learning projects as part of their undergraduate degree programme.

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What our students say

See what our students say about their experience in the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology