Politics and International Studies ESSL

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  • Our wide range of research-informed courses encompass undergraduate, taught postgraduate and research degree programmes, as well as online and professional development courses.
  • The Faculty’s research in the social sciences is internationally rated. We host major research and interdisciplinary centres. Our students and staff also benefit from excellent links with key international organisations and institutions … (full text Faculty Homepage /about ESSL).

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Sharing our Knowledge and Expertise: The schools and research centres across the Faculty represent an enormous pool of expertise in research, learning and teaching. Our aim is to share the knowledge we generate as widely as possible with external groups and communities.

We work in partnership with a wide range of organisations to apply our knowledge and expertise for the benefit of society on a local, regional and global scale.

Enterprise and Knowledge Transfer activity at the University of Leeds is centred around four hubs.

  • Innovation with Business
  • Policy, Partnerships and Evaluation
  • Commercialism
  • Enterprise Services

We work with colleagues from a range of academic disciplines to apply our knowledge in a wide range of fields. As social scientists, we embrace an established tradition of working with policy makers and other key social organisations to provide understanding, expertise and vision to address the problems of the contemporary world. Much of our activity, therefore, falls in the area of ‘Policy, Partnerships and Evaluation’.

Improving our understanding of society:

  • Our work with partners to apply our knowledge base is built on a platform of world-class problem-oriented research. Examples of our current work include the Timescapes research project, a project that explores how people’s relationships with their significant others unfold over biographical, generational and historical time, and the impact of terrorism on local communities.

Influencing policy around the world:

  • Much of the research work undertaken in the Faculty’s schools and centres influences policy not only in the UK but across the globe. Users of research carried out include the EU, Commonwealth countries, and North America. The influence of our research reaches across a diversity of organisations in business, the public sector and government locally, nationally and internationally with the potential to influence the lives of millions of people.

Expert advice:

  • Faculty staff have provided expert advice, analysis and commentary to governments, charities, NGOs, schools, universities and other institutions across the world. The issues and topics embraced are diverse, ranging from advising on government strategy on the 14-19 curriculum, to research looking at how to tackle anti-social behaviour.

Specially-designed courses:

  • We can offer specially-designed courses to meet the needs of your group. The Faculty has experience of designing courses that range from single days to dedicated BA or MA courses.

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