University of Leeds, Faculty of Education, Social Sciences, and Law

Introduction
Every year more than 6,000 international students choose to study with us, making our campus one of the most diverse and multicultural in the UK. Enrol with us and you'll join a community of outstanding academics. We're among the top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2019. We're also part of the Worldwide Universities Network which comprises 16 research intensive institutions and addresses issues of global significance.

Welcome to the Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law.

This Faculty brings together experts in education, sociology and social policy, politics, international relations, international development, law and criminology to deliver teaching and research through the following schools.

We offer high quality undergraduate, masters and research degrees, which is reflected in the University receiving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the highest award possible.

School of Education

We're proud of our standing as one of the very best schools in the UK for education research and teaching excellence.

As a student in the School of Education, you'll become part of our thriving academic community. We offer over 30 specialist programmes for undergraduate study, teaching training, postgraduate taught study and postgraduate research.

School of Law

The School of Law at the University of Leeds is a community where, through our teaching, research and public engagement, we try to make a difference in the world.

Our School is home to world leading scholars and inspirational teachers who are committed to exploring contemporary issues in their field and supporting our students to become highly employable graduates. It is such commitment which has allowed us to build an international reputation as a leading law school.

School of Politics and International Studies

The School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) is a vibrant school where academic research informs and ignites our teaching. We provide the academic tuition and theoretical training to explore the current challenges of our global society.

School of Sociology and Social Policy

The School of Sociology and Social Policy (SSP) is a community where through our teaching, research and public engagement, we try to make a difference to society.

We're living in times of dramatic social, political and economic change, nationally, internationally and globally. Studying a social science degree couldn't be more exciting or timely.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MA

MA in Global Development

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2019 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

This programme examines political, economic, and socio-cultural transformations in the Global South and interrogates the dynamics, challenges and opportunities confronting its societies. [+]

Overview This programme examines political, economic, and socio-cultural transformations in the Global South and interrogates the dynamics, challenges and opportunities confronting its societies. You’ll learn about the experiences and viewpoints of people and nations of the Global South regarding development issues, as well as the inter-relationships between global, national and local actors in contested strategies for development. You’ll also review strategies, programmes and policies in development, including organisations and donors promoting development, and assess the progress made by different development actors towards key international development goals. You’ll explore debates and controversies at the centre of contemporary development challenges and analyse both the theories and realities of development, to understand the different approaches, practices and discourses involved. Optional modules will also allow you to specialise in aspects of development that suit your interests. Research insight MA Global Development has a close working relationship with the Global Development research group that aims to examine central debates within the field of global development from an interdisciplinary perspective. The Global Development research group is also actively involved in the Centre for Global Development, a university-wide network that promotes cross-disciplinary approaches to the field, and the Leeds Centre for African Studies. Experience opportunities All students on all our degree schemes, including international students, have access to hundreds of volunteering opportunities through the Leeds for Life scheme. In addition, our dedicated careers team and in-School employability champions can work with you to attain work experience opportunities during and after your course. Course content ... [-]

MA in Global Governance and Diplomacy

Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 United Kingdom Leeds

This Masters programme aims to provide you with the expertise and skills required to pursue a fruitful career within an international organisation and their member states, or a non-governmental organisation operating within global politics. [+]

Overview This Masters programme aims to provide you with the expertise and skills required to pursue a fruitful career within an international organisation and their member states, or a non-governmental organisation operating within global politics. You will gain training in the practices, institutions, and processes that address the key global challenges of our time: security and conflict, climate change, migration, gender equality, humanitarian assistance, health, poverty, economic stability, development and education. Throughout the programme, you will gain a deeper understanding of the governance regimes that seek to address global challenges and will develop knowledge of the diplomatic practices of states operating in these regimes and the politics underpinning such practices. You will also benefit from the research expertise and experience of staff contributing to the programme. Our staff have experience working with major international bodies such as the International Committee of the Red Cross, UNICEF, the United Nations (UN), Joint Office for Prevention of Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), the G7, the Global Fund, and the World Bank. Course content ... [-]

MA in International Relations and Politics of the Middle East

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2019 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

This distinctive programme offers an in-depth analysis of this vital region, delivered by an expert academic team. You’ll directly address the complex nature of the politics and international relations of the Middle East to gain an oversight of internal dimensions of the region and their links with regional and extra-regional relations. [+]

Overview This distinctive programme offers an in-depth analysis of this vital region, delivered by an expert academic team. You’ll directly address the complex nature of the politics and international relations of the Middle East to gain an oversight of internal dimensions of the region and their links with regional and extra-regional relations. Covering a range of approaches from Politics, Comparative Politics and International Relations, it addresses the security, economic, identity and political dynamics of the region. The programme will be of interest to you if you’re wishing to study these issues in more depth and to make comparisons across the region. You’ll benefit from our specific expertise and research interests in a diverse range of areas relating to the Middle East - with a particular focus on security issues, regional relations and the interest of the outside powers in the Middle East, as well as our in-depth research and experience in specific sub-regional areas. Research expertise Our academics are widely recognised as leading experts in their field. They boast specialisms in a range of areas: the politics of Islamism; the Persian Gulf; the Israel-Palestine conflict; the international organisations of the Middle East; democratisation in the region and issues of terrorism and insurgency. Teaching on the programme draws upon a network of Middle East specialists based at the University. Our rich research culture within the School of Politics and International Studies is specifically focused on the Middle East. It also draws on other regions and cross-cutting themes such as the prevalence... [-]

MA in Social and Political Thought

Campus 12 - 24 months September 2019 United Kingdom Leeds

This wide-ranging programme explores key concepts, methods, debates and applications in social and political theory. [+]

Overview This wide-ranging programme explores key concepts, methods, debates and applications in social and political theory. Core modules will introduce you to social and political thought and its relation to economic, social, political and cultural problems in a fast-changing, globalised world. From the seminal works of Karl Marx to contemporary thinkers such as Judith Butler and Slavoj Zizek, you’ll think about how these approaches can help us understand social change on the global stage. Beyond this, you’ll choose modules that suit your own interests – you could specialise in gender, racism and ethnicity studies, social policy, globalisation, care, health or disability among others. You can also pursue research training to prepare for further study. Research insight - the Bauman Institute You’ll become part of the Bauman Institute, launched in honour of Emeritus Professor Zygmunt Bauman to analyse social change around the world. It’s an exciting and stimulating research environment where you’ll learn from experts in their fields. The Bauman Institute is inspired by Bauman’s sociological imagination, and has earned an international reputation for teaching and research. Bringing together researchers from diverse disciplines, it investigates the ways in which societies continue to evolve in areas such as power and resistance and the sociology of capitalism. Course content ... [-]

MA in Social and Public Policy

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2019 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

This programme explores issues, concepts, and debates in social and public policy research to gain insight into policymaking and its social impacts on individuals and communities. [+]

Overview This programme explores issues, concepts, and debates in social and public policy research to gain insight into policymaking and its social impacts on individuals and communities. Core modules explore social theories, issues and research methods relevant to social policy and welfare. You will develop core skills in critical policy analysis and policy evaluation. There are also opportunities to study and debate current policy issues, such as work and welfare, child and family policy or the challenges of ageing populations, with a focus on real-life examples. Supported by our well-known research centres and taught by expert tutors, you’ll tailor the programme to suit your own interests and career aspirations. With a range of optional modules to choose from, you could pursue further advanced research skills or study complementary social topics such as disability studies, gender studies, racism and ethnicity studies, or globalisation. You’ll gain an insight into some of the most sensitive and complex social issues affecting governments worldwide. Research insight You’ll learn in a research-intensive, stimulating environment. As well as the Leeds Social Sciences Institute which fosters collaboration, you’ll benefit from the interdisciplinary expertise hosted by the Centre for Disability Studies, Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies, Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies and many others. All of these centres run their own calendars of events such as workshops and seminars. Course content ... [-]

MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages for Young Learners

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2019 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

This programme for experienced TESOL teachers, advisors and teacher trainers focuses on the teaching of English or other languages to children between 5 and 12 years old. [+]

Overview This programme for experienced TESOL teachers, advisors and teacher trainers focuses on the teaching of English or other languages to children between 5 and 12 years old. You’ll study core modules alongside students on our other TESOL programmes, exploring how people learn languages and the strategies teachers use to develop the key skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. A specialist module will focus on foreign language learning in children and how theories of learning and pedagogy have contributed to TESOL practice in the classroom. In addition, you’ll choose from optional modules allowing you to build your knowledge of topics such as the potential for technology in language learning, materials development and TESOL teacher education. Taught by leading researchers and experienced practitioners in TESOL, you’ll benefit from a wide range of resources and support. You’ll gain valuable skills to inform your teaching practice in a stimulating, friendly environment. Research and professional insight The Language Education team in the School of Education is nationally and internationally recognised for its range of teaching, research, knowledge transfer and consultancy work in TESOL, ELT, EFL, ESOL, EAL, Modern Foreign Languages, and Applied Linguistics. As a large team of education practitioners, we have a wide range of experience of teaching and teacher education work in many contexts in the UK and around the world. As researchers, we have a broad range of expertise across the discipline with ongoing research projects in teacher development, language use in migrant communities, learning with digital technologies, and IELTS... [-]

MSc

MSc in Criminal Justice and Criminology

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2019 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Delivered by leading academics from the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies in one of the leading law schools in the UK, the Criminal Justice and Criminology MSc offers you the opportunity to develop advanced knowledge and skills in relation to the regulation of crime in the UK, Europe and across the globe. [+]

Overview The programme combines advanced study of criminal justice processes and criminological theory so you can develop an in-depth understanding of the nature, purposes, dynamic processes and outcomes of the criminal justice process. Throughout the course, you’ll be encouraged to: explore the criminal justice process investigate contemporary policy debates and perspectives on crime control consider how policy debates inform the politics of crime control develop your research skills. Research insight This programme is offered within the dynamic Centre for Criminal Justice Studies (CCJS), an internationally recognised research centre that provides an active and multi-disciplinary environment, whose members are committed to high-quality teaching in criminal justice, criminology and criminal law. The CCJS also excels in the production of research that is empirically rich, conceptually sophisticated and policy relevant. Research is interdisciplinary and often international in its reach. The University of Leeds recognises CCJS as one of its key 'peaks of research excellence'. CCJS academics have conducted research for a range of external funding bodies including the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Nuffield Foundation, the Home Office, the Youth Justice Board, the Leverhulme Trust, the European Commission, the National Probation Service and others. Since 2001, CCJS members have been awarded research grants totalling over £10 million. Such projects sustain the established profile of the CCJS as a pre-eminent research unit and ensure that our teaching is at the cutting edge of contemporary academic and policy debates. The CCJS has an Advisory Board with more than twenty members who hold senior... [-]

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Beech Grove House
University of Leeds

Leeds, England, LS2 9JT GB