Research in the School of Social Sciences at Manchester is known for being theoretically informed, empirically grounded, methodologically innovative and policy relevant.
This translates into research expertise, excellence and impact on a major scale.
Our research is focused around six key themes which cover a diverse range of issues, from governance to global inequalities.
We foster a strong commitment to interdisciplinary research and take the lead on major interdisciplinary initiatives across the University.
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Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research
CMIST addresses social, economic and political questions using innovative methods in an interdisciplinary framework.
Sustainable Consumption Institute
SCI brings insights and clarity to a key part of the sustainability challenge: the role of consumption.
The Morgan Centre
The Morgan Centre for Research into Everyday Lives researches personal life, relationships, and everyday life.
The Mitchell Centre
The Mitchell Centre is a world leading centre in the development of social network analysis techniques.
Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity
CoDE is a research programme that aims to understand changing ethnic inequalities and identities.
The Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA) promotes interdisciplinary research on all aspects of ageing.
Centre for Growth and Business Cycle Research
CGBCR provides a focus for wide ranging research on growth and business cycles at Manchester.
Research with impact
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Research Excellence Framework
We were confirmed as a leading centre for social science research in the UK in REF 2014.