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University of Gloucestershire: Social Sciences

Institution University of Gloucestershire
Department School of Natural and Social Sciences
Study type Research


Social Sciences research at University of Gloucestershire draws from the disciplines of sociology, criminology, human geography, demography, development studies, education, and psychology.

Research areas include:

Public Protection: Domestic abuse and homicide; stalking; serious sexual assault; disclosure of childhood sexual violence; child sexual exploitation; support for victims of violence; offender management and treatment.

Stronger and Safer Communities: Restorative justice; policing and the community; crime and antisocial behaviour in the night time economy; police professionalisation; social and supported housing; asset-based community development; feminist activism; citizenship, exclusion and belonging.

Identities: “Race” and citizenship, intersectionality; diaspora and identities; cultural and critical criminology; online social-sexual networks of gay, bisexual and queer men; social media and drug markets; drag identities; masculinity and military identities; cultural heritage and youth identities.

Global Challenges: Migration and transnational identities; population health, wellbeing and ageing; democracy and global governance; genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity; international security and terrorism; food security, water management and periurban agriculture.

Psychology and Social Issues: Wellbeing and resilience in caring professions; management and treatment of offenders. Research in Social Sciences is promoted by the Centre for Learning and Innovation in Public Protection (CLIPP).

See also research opportunities in psychological sciences, geographical sciences, education, countryside and community, sport and exercise.

Training in Research Methods:

All students are required to take and complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods to support the development of their project and their education as researchers.

This research contributes to the research priority area Environmental Dynamics and Governance.

For more information and to apply for the Social Sciences programme, please visit the subject page via

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