The School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work continues to advance knowledge and social inquiry in a number of areas. We actively contribute to the development of theoretical ideas, new measurement techniques and real-life impact.
Our commitment to research
Leading research centres - Staff in the School publish world class research which has local and global impact
Our annual research income is currently over £1.6m and our funders and partners include the research councils, government departments, the EU, Council of Europe and the large foundations. School research is informing thinking and the development of policies in many areas including the well-being of children, social cohesion and mental health.
Meet our researchers
According to the Research Excellence Framework 2014 over 75% of the research in Social Work is of world class and international quality.
The core discipline of Education at Queen’s is one of the leading areas for educational research in the UK and Ireland and our educational research has been ranked 4th within the UK in relation to research intensity with 87 per cent of the research undertaken within this subject assessed as 'internationally excellent' or 'world leading' (REF, 2014).