Social Sciences research is aligned with the University’s core purpose: to transform lives globally and locally.

The experts in our six disciplines seek to understand the world’s most complex and challenging issues. They are supported in their work by the interdisciplinary Institute for Social Sciences Research.

 Institute for Social Sciences Research (ISSR)

The Institute for Social Sciences Research is an interdisciplinary research centre spanning across four schools at the University of Dundee (Social Sciences; Business; Education and Social Work and Nursing and Health Sciences).

We aim to support and enhance social science-led collaboration across five interdisciplinary research themes: Health and wellbeing; Social justice and social change; Governance, policy and regulation; Environment and Innovation in methods and data analytics.

Discipline research

PhD Opportunities

Read about the PhD Studentships available from the School of Social Sciences. You can also develop your leadership and applied research skills in professional practice with our Professional Doctorate in Social Sciences.