Excellent results in the 2008 RAE placed us third in the UK
Degrees in sociology, social policy and applied social science offer our students choice and flexibility. Whichever degree you choose, you will gain fascinating insights into the wider social world around you.
Our programmes will enable you to acquire new knowledge and discover new ways of thinking about society and culture. You will examine real-life case studies and engage in theoretical debates on areas of human life that you have never experienced.
As a student here, you can study areas such as culture and social identity, communities, crime, gender, migration, religion, cyber lives, globalisation, youth, race and ethnicity, social change, inequalities and social policies.
In addition to helping you develop as a social scientist, these courses will also provide you with transferable skills which can help you to build your future career. In particular, many employers seek graduates with statistical competency, and you will enjoy being taught by world-leading researchers in this field.
Being at university is a very exciting and challenging time. As well as living independently away from home, you also have personal responsibility for organising your academic studies. Read what it's really like to study at Southampton.
We offer a range of undergraduate programmes covering all aspects of sociology, social policy and applied social science. Find out more about what we offer.
A degree from our Division can be an immediate door-opener to many fields, and can lead to a broad range of career opportunities in areas you may not have considered.
We have exchange programmes in place with a number of overseas universities. Our participation in Erasmus scheme helps to ensure that our students can operate effectively in an international arena.