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Social Sciences: Sociology, Social Policy & CriminologyPart of Social Sciences


Graduates from our sociology, social policy, criminology and anthropology programmes are in good company. Many Southampton social scientists are now in senior positions in companies and organisations around the world, using the analytical skills they developed while studying at Southampton.

Our alumni include and lecturers, policymakers and analysts. They are also employed in many other professions across the public, private and third sectors.

The University of Southampton's global community of over 183,000 alumni enjoys a wide range of benefits. You may be interested in our events programme both at home and abroad. Make sure you get our alumni magazines to stay informed about activities and achievements in our Division and in the wider University community.

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“The variety of different modules to choose from ensured that I studied a diverse range of topics.”

Tom Lawrence - BSc Sociology
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The course gives you a wider knowledge of how the world works. It also helps you with academic research which you are required to do for your Masters.
Hilly Cousins - BSc Sociology and Social Policy
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It was a great three years: with brilliant lecturers and it gave good me all-round general skills that you use on a day-to-day basis.
Rhys Davies - BSc Applied Social Science
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Going to university broadens the mind and teaches you so much. I'm so pleased I did it.
Gerry Del-Guercio - BSc Sociology
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The degree was very varied and I think that is portrayed in my job. It was very useful to draw on those skills in my interview.
Lidia Falenta - BSc Applied Social Sciences (Criminology and Psychological Studies)
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I am impressed by the high calibre of the researchers here, and the cultural and social capital that I am exposed to is immense.
Jana Javornik-Skrbinšek - PhD in Social Policy
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The variety of different modules to choose from ensured that I studied a diverse range of topics.
Tom Lawrence - BSc Sociology
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I thought the support we had was really good throughout, especially in the third year with the dissertation.
Kelly Lockyer - BSc Applied Social Sciences (Criminology and Psychological Studies)
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It was a fantastic three years and, in a way, it was sad that it had to come to an end.
Simon Maslin - BSc Applied Social Sciences (Criminology)
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I found that the University of Southampton had the friendliest atmosphere and the most exciting course syllabus.
Amy Tobitt - BSc Applied Social Sciences (Criminology)
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I found the Division highly supportive of both my academic and personal development, and I made the most of career development events they organised throughout the year.
Amy Tomlins - MSc Social Policy and Social Research
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The facilities and staff at Southampton were superb. I was able to control which areas of Sociology I really wanted to learn about through a wide choice of different modules.
Matt White - BSc Sociology

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