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University of Wolverhampton - Faculty of Social Sciences

The faculty

The Faculty of Social Sciences is made up of the following schools, centre and academy:

  • University of Wolverhampton Business School: We have a distinguished history of supporting business in the West Midlands and Black Country. Established for over 80 years, we have trained thousands of local and regional managers and supported organisations in their development. We were one of the first business schools in the country to offer MBA programmes, coaching and mentoring qualifications and have a tradition of innovation in developing courses which meet the needs of business and managers.
  • University of Wolverhampton Law School: We have over 30 years’ experience of supporting students throughout the UK and other countries. Our expertise is respected and highly valued by important players in the legal sector.
  • The School of Social, Historical and Political Studies: Our teaching excellence, innovative learning materials and first class facilities create a vibrant and stimulating learning environment where you can develop personally and professionally.
  • The Centre for International Development and Training is a centre of excellence for international development, training, consultancy and project management. It has a 40+ year record of capacity development work in more than 130 countries.
  • Our International Academy offers a range of tailor-made English language courses and several modern and community languages, as well as training teachers of English.

Postgraduate study:

We offer postgraduate and professional taught qualifications including MA, MSc and MBA degrees and postgraduate diplomas and certificates in accounting and finance, business and management, human resources, marketing, leisure industries management, law, and history.

Postgraduate research students can apply for PhDs in areas such as Human Resource Management, Law, First World War, International Business and Discrimination Law.


The Faculty of Social Sciences has the following research centres

Centre for Historical Research (CHR): We bring together scholars active in researching a wide variety of subjects, including early modern and modern conflicts, retailing, distribution and consumption history, terrorism, terrorism prevention and child forced labour in modern war. The CHR enjoys a thriving research culture, with a number of leading publications and an active programme of events. We always welcome enquiries from students wishing to undertake postgraduate research with us or scholarly organisations seeking to collaborate on new research projects.

  • Law Research Centre: In the most recent national Research Excellence Framework exercise in 2014, we were once again ranked in the top 50 law schools (which submitted over 10 staff) with 9.3% of research outputs ranked as world leading.
  • Management Research Centre (MRC): We are focused on research that provides solutions to current managerial issues and is relevant to specific professions and/or types of organisations.
  • Centre for Applied Social Research (CASR): A key goal of CASR is to provide useful research with a high impact that is academically rigorous as well as being useful for organisations external to the university. Current research, in partnership with Citizens’ Advice Wolverhampton, is examining experiences of those using food banks in the city with a view to making policy recommendations.
  • Central Institute for the Study of Public Protection (CISPP): We aim to develop and promote the University's increasing activity across the fields of criminal justice, criminology, forensic science, policing, fire and rescue, safeguarding, armed forces, security, terrorism and consumer protection.


Our facilities within the Faculty of Social Sciences include:

  • University of Wolverhampton Business School: Our brand new £18m flagship Business School building opened in November 2015. The six storey centre is home to an executive education suite, innovative teaching and learning spaces, an IT suite, consulting rooms and a central social space and café.
  • University of Wolverhampton Law School: Our large lecture theatre and all of our teaching rooms are equipped with high-tech audio visual equipment. Law students can practise the art of litigation in our purpose-built court room; complete with judges’ bench, witness box and accommodation for the clerk of the court and counsel, you’ll experience first-hand what it’s like in a real court.
  • The School of Social, Historical and Political Studies: Our large lecture theatre and all of our teaching rooms are equipped with high-tech audio-visual equipment. Learning centres across all University campuses are open at times to suit your study needs, including late nights and weekends. With key textbooks and a wide range of resources, comfortable study environments, and highly trained staff, our aim is to support all your study needs, saving you money and providing a stimulating student centric working environment. Our extensive collection of e-books, journals and online support materials are available for you access 24/7.

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