Our students

The School of Social Policy has welcomed international students over many years and we understand the type of support you need to settle in to life as a student in a country away from home. Our geographical location is one characterised by ethnic diversity and both urban and rural locations.

Student thoughts


Feylyn Lewis, doctoral research student from the United States, talks about her experiences studying for a PhD in Social Work, and Sam Ellison talks about why he decided to study the MA Migration, Superdiversity and Policy.

Feylyn Lewis, PhD Social Work"My supervisor is a world-renowned expert in the field, so coming from the States it made sense to come and study under him if I could."

Vietnam and South Korea

Thi Hue Vu from Vietnam and Hyeonsuk Kim from South Korea, talk about their experiences studying Policy into Practice.

Hyochul Ahn, Republic of Korea, MA Policy into Practice"Studying British social policy with other international students and leading academics on this beautiful campus is really fascinating. More than anything, I have realised the significance of social research which can influence policy and people's futures."

Saudi Arabia

One of our international students talks about her experiences of studying an MSc Health Care Policy and Managementat the Health Services Management Centre.


Xiaolin Yang, talks about her experiences as a doctoral research student in the School of Social Policy.