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.
20 March 2018
Dr Ruth Dixon, Research Fellow at the Blavatnik School of Government, has been awarded a Parliamentary Academic Fellowship.
9 March 2018
We are delighted to announce that 33 applications have been received for the ‘Excellence in Impact Awards’, and they will now be judged ahead of April’s ‘Making a Difference: Social Sciences and Impact’ Conference.
2 March 2018
We are delighted that Oxford leads the world in geography and archaeology, according to the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject for 2018. Oxford is also top in the UK for politics, sociology, and social policy.
27 February 2018
New research has revealed that a widely-used adolescent parental guidance programme reduces domestic conflict and boosts economic resilience in South Africa.
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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