Social Sciences and International Studies

The College of Social Sciences and International Studies includes Arab and Islamic Studies, Education, Law, Politics and Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology. Our intention is to question the norm, we draw energy and ideas from our diverse community of staff and students and continue to push boundaries in the ever-changing landscape of social science research.

We encourage a vibrant, collaborative and interdisciplinary research culture based around strategic areas of expertise. We have an excellent record of winning external funding and our centres, institutes and groups provide structure and support, promoting collaboration and impact.

As a large interdisciplinary College, we are able to offer an excellent and rewarding experience for postgraduate study. We provide a lively study environment for research students across our subject disciplines at our campuses in Exeter and Cornwall.

We are home to a number of major research projects which seek to push back academic boundaries and have important policy and societal implications. We aim to address the most significant challenges facing society today.

Examples of research topics within the College of Social Science and International Study include; Governance, Policy and Regulation, Social and Environmental Justice, The future of Work, Global Securities and Policing and Criminal Justice.

Applications are now closed.


Research Projects

  • Sino-US relations in a post-Carbon era: competition or convergence? (Doug Stokes) contact email
  • Stranded oil and gas assets and the need to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and shift to a low-carbon economy. (Kyriaki Nousia) contact email
  • Mitigating the climate change impact in the Arctic: environmental legal and policy considerations (Kyriaki Nousia) contact email
  • Government use of digital identities for public service delivery (Oliver James) contact email
  • Bia of Arbitrators in the Modern Era: Critical Comparative Analysis (Kyriaki Nousia) contact email
  • Terminal of the Silk Road. Towards an Understanding of the Muslim Community in the Tang Capital of Chang-an (Xi'an). An Archaeological and Historical Study. (Timothy Insoll) contact email
  • The Arbitration Act 1996: Time for Reform? (Kyriaki Nousia) contact email