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About SSPP


Welcome to the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy

We live in a period of global social, technological and economic transformations. In the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy (SSPP) we seek to understand these changes and to shape transformations through our education and research. We make our distinctive contributions by giving our students the skills, judgement and confidence to embrace and shape change, and through our connected and engaged research, backed by clear strategies to have impacts in the world.

We are home to one of the largest, most diverse and international communities for social research and education in Europe. We have world-leading expertise across social science disciplines, with recognised strengths in security studies, political economy, global health, social risk and resilience, and education and social justice. Our global perspective draws on specialist expertise about important and dynamic regions of the world, including the European Union, China, India, Brazil, Russia and the Middle East.

We believe our education and research can influence change by focusing on real-world problems, by combining perspectives, insights and methods from different bodies of knowledge, and by working with our partners in society. We have deep relationships with government, business, civil society and international organisations, using our position in central London to convene and influence understanding, innovation and practice in the UK and internationally. We share a commitment to engaged curiosity and action in an open, collaborative and inclusive culture.

Studying in the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy at King's

When you join SSPP as a student, you join one of the largest, most international and most highly regarded faculties of its kind in the United Kingdom, at the heart of one of the world's greatest and most influential cities. Find out more about our faculty in this welcome from the Executive Dean, Professor Frans Berkhout.

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