Sociology

We offer an international reputation, a wealth of experience in teaching and an enviable research pedigree. Our courses provide a thorough and exciting grounding in key areas of sociological analysis, theory and research.

During your time with us, you’ll be getting to grips with contemporary and topical issues in society – areas where our academics are conducting research at the cutting-edge: education and society; sport and deviance; children and childhood; identity, fashion and consumption; migration and citizenship; the global sex trade and cosmetic surgery; class, gender and ethnicity; age and the life course; happiness and wellbeing, and more.

Flexibility underpins our degree structure, which means that you will get to shape the content of your degree to suit your own interests and career pathways. Whichever direction you choose, you will be taught by enthusiastic scholars who are keen to share their expertise with you.

We provide many opportunities for you to enhance your degree. Under expert and supportive supervision, you can conduct your own chosen sociological research project. You will collect data in the field, analyse it and write it up. You can also choose to study abroad, a great way of broadening your horizons and experiencing a different academic climate.