School of Social Sciences

We are engaged in making sense of some of the world's most complex and challenging issues, ranging from health and wellbeing to social change and social justice and the interplay between our built and physical environments

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Social sciences help to make sense of global social changes and society challenges.

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Our research and civic engagement brings all of our disciplines together to address key global challenges.

Dundee experts recognised for tsunami films

Showcasing real-life evidence of tsunamis in the UK has earned a national award for two University of Dundee experts
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2nd year History & Politics student John Fleming is working with Thriving Learners, a large-scale study into Scottish student mental health. Here, he shares his reasons for getting involved and why he believes his fellow students should take part.

Published on 16 March 2021

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After completing his MSc in Dundee, Elias signed up for a joint six-month internship programme with United Nations, where he was a research assistant focusing on energy transition in Africa

Published on 9 March 2021

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