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About SSPP


Welcome to the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy

World societies and economies are transforming. It's our job to understand that change, and to make a positive contribution to human welfare, security and sustainability. We make impacts by giving our students the confidence and skills to embrace and shape change, and through our connected and engaged research.

We are home to one of the largest UK university communities for social research and education. We have world-leading expertise across the social sciences: from political economy to security studies; from international development and geography to global health, education and communication. We want our knowledge to matter in the world and believe this can be achieved by collaboration on real-world problems, combining insights and methods from across the disciplines. Our students are central to our academic enterprise and join us from over 130 countries. 

Our global institutes for AustraliaChinaIndiaBrazil and Russia, the Institute of Middle Eastern Studies and department of European & International Studies offer specialist expertise about important and dynamic regions of the world. The Policy Institute at King’s connects and informs policy across government and business.

We take an international approach to advancing social science scholarship. Our teaching and research community includes politicians, business leaders, policy-makers, activists and teachers in London, the UK, Europe and internationally. 

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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