Social sciences encapsulate many of the academic areas that shape society. These include how we are governed (law), where we live (architecture, planning, and geography), how economies and businesses function (business and management studies), the choices we make (psychology) and our politics and international relations. Essentially anything that influences how people think and behave.
What you can study
- Architecture & Urban Planning
- Energy Law & Policy (CEPMLP)
- Environmental Science
Institute of Social Sciences Research
We are engaged in understanding the world’s most complex and challenging issues. These range from health, work and well-being to climate change and community resilience and from security and social justice to the experiences of children, families, and relationships.
Our researchers work collaboratively with policy and practice communities in Scotland, the UK and internationally to ensure their research has an impact beyond the academy.
We carry out world-leading research, which is founded on a unique combination disciplines: Law, Business, Energy Law and Policy, Geography, Environmental Science, Politics and International Relations, Psychology, Architecture and Urban Planning.
Our ground-breaking research is known for expertise, excellence, and impact and seeks to understand the world’s most complex and challenging issues. We pride ourselves on delivering research with significant impact on global innovation and international policy.
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