Oxford social sciences deliver world-leading research that challenges current ideas and theories and explores new ways of understanding and benefitting society. We have the largest grouping of social scientists in the UK university sector, rooted in 14 discipline-focused and interdisciplinary departments and units. REF 2014 confirmed Oxford as the UK powerhouse for research in the social sciences, where Oxford accounted for more world-leading (4*) research than any other institution. We have an extensive portfolio of external funders and collaborators, with competitively-awarded external research income exceeding £40million per year.