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.
21 June 2018
Dr Adams' research was instrumental in the overturning of employment tribunal fees by the Supreme Court
10 May 2018
Professor Yadvinder Malhi has been awarded the Royal Geographical Society's 2018 Patron's Medal for his world leading studies on the impact of climate change on tropical ecosystems.
Why Closing the Word Gap Matters – new research finds evidence of a significant word gap in UK schools
3 May 2018
Researchers from the department have contributed to a new report conducted by Oxford University Press, which has found evidence of a significant word gap in UK schools.
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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