Teaching and courses

Building capacity among the next generation of social scientists

Nikolas Rose is Professor of Sociology at King’s College London, where he also heads the Department of Social Science Health and Medicine. Founded in 2012, the Department is a unique, interdisciplinary unit established to address the changing health landscape through the lens of social science. Bringing students together with biomedical researchers and clinicians, it offers a flagship undergraduate programme on Global Health and Social Medicine and a portfolio of research-led teaching at postgraduate and doctoral levels. The programmes are ideal for students seeking a future career in the social sciences, in policy and regulation (in government or in NGOs), and in university teaching and research.

Before taking up the position at King’s, Rose was the Martin White Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Formerly, he was the Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths, as well as its departmental Head of Sociology and Dean of Social and Mathematical Sciences. He has published and lectured widely on what it means to be human and the implications this has for society and government, now and in the future. For the last decade, his work has focused on the conceptual, social and political dimensions of the contemporary life sciences and biomedicine.