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.
14 August 2017
It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Abdul Raufu Mustapha, Associate Professor of African Politics in the Department of International Development and a much valued and respected colleague, teacher and friend.
10 August 2017
Researchers at Oxford University have developed a novel way of determining the value of new technologies in the information and communications sector, filling a significant gap in existing methods and potentially creating a decision-making tool for investors.
9 August 2017
The article 'Major sports events: are they worth it?' has been published on The Conversation. It was written by John Varano, Researcher at the University of Oxford – Saïd Business School.
8 August 2017
Understanding a cybercriminal’s backstory - where they live, what they do and who they know, is key to cracking cybercrime, new research suggests.
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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