Social Sciences

About us

The Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough is committed to developing innovative research and teaching.

The Department continues to cross conventional disciplinary boundaries and is recognised as a site of excellence in the social sciences.

  • Established world leaders 

    Ranked in the World Top 50 for Communication and Media Studies for the last four years (QS World University Rankings 2013-16)

  • Internationally recognised, multidisciplinary research 

    Winners of a Queen's Anniversary Prize and home to the Centre for Research in Communication and Culture

  • Committed to improving lives 

    All our staff are active in research and our work has direct impact on charities, government agencies, local authorities and similar groups

  • Innovative teaching methods 

    Our traditional and pioneering teaching methods inspire students to acquire relevant knowledge and understanding of the contemporary world