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Social Sciences


The Department of Social Sciences at Edge Hill has a mature and dynamic research culture and a well-established tradition of excellence in research, evidenced in our record of work and publications recognised as of national and international importance.

We are committed to research that seeks to make a difference in the real world and to benefit and voice the needs of some of our most socially and economically marginalised people and communities locally, nationally and internationally.

This ethos and commitment informs and defines our research in a range of policy-orientated and policy-relevant research areas including children and young people, gender and sexuality, conflict and political violence, social science research methodologies and migration, identity and cosmopolitanism.

About our research

Our research strategy

Research groups

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Get in touch

If you would like to discuss any aspect of our research please get in touch with Professor Mark McGovern: