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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.

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (21)
Education & Training (15)
Law (13)
Business & Management (6)
Humanities (6)
Journalism & Media (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



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.

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.

The School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) is a vibrant school where academic research informs and ignites our teaching. 

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. 


A key part of the Faculty’s mission is to tackle some of the important societal challenges currently facing the world through interdisciplinary work, enabling greater knowledge exchange and research opportunities within and beyond the social sciences.

The faculty is home to the cross-faculty Leeds Social Sciences Institute, which has an important role in driving forward the research and innovation agenda in this area.


Our award-winning Careers Centre is on hand to support you from day one, with a variety of activity including:

  • career guidance appointments
  • support with your CV
  • interview advice and practise
  • careers fairs and employer presentations
  • access to a vacancy database advertising local, national and global vacancies.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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