Social Sciences: Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology


Ranked third in the UK

Ranking high: Sociology ranked third in the UK, The Times Good University Guide 2015 and second in the Russell Group for overall satisfaction, National Student Survey 2015

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.

Experience other cultures

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.

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.

Which course is more suitable?

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.

Key facts

Our dynamic Division has 22 experienced lecturers, most of whom have an international reputation for research.

Meet our students

Olivia Burke

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“Staff members were always extremely helpful and approachable which helped build my confidence in my academic ability.”

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