The University of Southampton
Social Sciences: Sociology, Social Policy & CriminologyPart of Social Sciences

Undergraduate study

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.

Which course?

We offer a range of full-time three-year undergraduate programmes covering all aspects of sociology, social policy, criminology and anthropology.  Find out more about what we offer.

Experience other cultures

We have exchange programmes in place with a number of overseas universities. Our participation in the Erasmus scheme helps to ensure that our students can operate effectively in an international arena.

Thinking about your future

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.

Student life

Being at university is an exciting time. As well as living independently away from home, you also have to organise your own academic studies. Read what it's really like to study here.

Networking and resources

We place great importance on support networks and resources available to you

Study support

Supporting your career

As well as providing careers advice, where possible we can help with placements and financial support

Careers support

National Student Survey 2016

100% of Sociology and Social Policy students were satisfied with the organisation and management of their course

Our programmes
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“Studying at Southampton pushed me out of my comfort zone and it did push me to achieve a first class honours, something I thought was impossible after my first year.”

Kenny McCarthy - BSc Applied Social Sciences (Anthropology)

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