College of Social Science
Welcome to the College of Social Science.
The College includes a wide range of social science disciplines and supports interdisciplinary work across its departments and diverse research centres. It is home to approximately 11,500 students and 400 staff.
The departments and research centres listed below are all members of the College.
- Lifelong Learning
- Management including
Labour Market Studies
- Media and Communication
- Politics and International Relations
We are passionate about both teaching and research and committed to providing our students with a research-led teaching environment where academic excellence is combined with a friendly student-centred learning experience. The excellence of our research was recognised in the 2008 National Research Assessment Exercise, with 84% of our research activity classified as internationally significant.
One of the hallmarks of the College is its diversity. Our students and staff come from many different countries. Nearly one-third of our campus-based students come from overseas and they make a valuable contribution to the international atmosphere of the College. We also welcome students from all backgrounds and are committed to providing excellent opportunities for everyone. Many of our students study by distance learning and benefit from the innovative teaching methods we have developed and implemented at Leicester.
The quality of our teaching is recognised consistently in the national annual university league tables. For example, the School of Management was ranked sixth in The Guardian 2011 survey, and the Department of Media and Communication ranked second in the Times 2011 survey, and third in The Independent 2011 survey.
The College’s students give their courses consistently high rankings in the National Student Survey. In the most recent survey our students were overwhelmingly positive about their experience with us. For example, 97% of students in Lifelong Learning, 95% of students in Politics and International Relations, and 90% of students in Sociology declared themselves satisfied with their programmes.