This course draws on social research to discuss current issues facing society and explores potential policy and practice solutions. Take our virtual tour Are you interested in what shapes us as human beings individually and collectively? Do you want to make a difference and understand how best we can improve people’s lives? The global challenges we face in the 21st century – from poverty, hunger and access to clean water to migration, violence and terrorism – has led to a growing demand for the type of critical insight and analysis social scientists can provide. Building on our social sciences expertise in psychology, sociology, criminology, community development and social policy, this exciting new course offers the chance to participate in cutting-edge, evidence based discussions to gain a deeper understanding of contemporary pressures facing people in society. It is designed to help empower you for future careers shaping policy or informing social action in local or national government, education, charity leadership and management, research.