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.
19 September 2017
Significant emission reductions are required if we are to achieve one of the key goals of the Paris Agreement, and limit the increase in global average temperatures to 1.5°C; a new Oxford University partnership warns.
15 September 2017
The article “What's the best way to integrate immigrants? Reward effort and don’t make their lives difficult” has been published on The Conversation.
15 September 2017
Low-level radiation exposure poses less of a health risk than other modern lifestyle threats, such as smoking, obesity and air pollution, according to Oxford University research.
12 September 2017
Different genes affect educational attainment and fertility in different times and places, according to new research from the University of Oxford.
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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