Social sciences subjects are united by a focus on understanding the workings of human society.
This could mean becoming an expert in one particular sphere, such as law or finance, or taking a more holistic approach to understanding the causes of social change, or the relationships between individual and state.
Find out more about social sciences courses and careers with our guides to each subject, and use the QS Rankings by Subject to find the world's best universities in your field of interest.
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