The work of social scientists is needed more urgently than ever. Issues such as environmental change, poverty, cybercrime, economic and political turmoil, inequality, the movement of people and social development require a global response founded on research. We provide the rigorous knowledge base and inspiration for new policies to address these challenges.Find out more
Every year, there are dozens of early career research fellowship opportunities in the social sciences offered by departments and colleges at Oxford. You can find post-doctoral research opportunities, links to Research Fellowships offered by external funding bodies and our own College and Department Research Fellowships on this website.
13 November 2017
The article “Why Lebanon faces another crisis – and what Saudi Arabia stands to lose” has been published on The Conversation.
10 November 2017
Oxford academic David Johnson is confirmed as Programme Research Lead for the £20 million ESRC-DFID Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems Research Programme.
9 November 2017
The article “The world is in economic, political and environmental gridlock – here's why” has been published on The Conversation.
9 November 2017
The global effect and impact of atmospheric rivers on rainfall, flooding and droughts has been estimated for the first time – revealing that in some regions the risks can be enhanced by up to 80 percent.
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Social Sciences Division
With £190m of revenue and £40m research income, the social sciences at the University of Oxford have the highest research income of any UK university
Just under 1,000 academics and researchers
Almost 5,700 students (undergraduate and postgraduate)
Over half are international
Studying on a wide-range of innovative degree programmes