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Prospective Students

The School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work offers a range of degree courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including research degrees. 


Subjects at undergraduate level include Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology. The School also trains 120 social workers each year through the Bachelor of Social Work degree. Application for all undergraduate courses, including Social Work, is through UCAS.


At postgraduate level the School offers experienced social workers the post-qualifying Applied Social Studies at Certificate, Diploma and Masters' levels, with pathways in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Strategy and Leadership, Childcare, Systemic Psychotherapy, and a general pathway. 


We offer two main opportunities for Doctoral study, the traditional research-only degree and the professional doctorate in Childhood Studies with some taught courses and a substantial research element.


Application for all postgraduate programmes is through the University. For general information about Queen's, see the prospectus and course finder. For all queries regarding any of the School's postgraduate degree programmes, please send an email to pgsoc@qub.ac.uk.

There is a variety of accommodation available for students studying at Queen's and information on how to apply for a place can be found here.


Detailed information about the School's degree programmes can be found below. 

Undergraduate courses

Postgraduate taught courses

Doctoral Research Opportunities