Social Sciences: Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology

Study support

The University offers a huge range of resources and study support across all our campuses to help you make the most of your learning experience.

The University has five libraries

The University has five libraries

Whether you need guidance on coursework or help finding an obscure journal, access to the internet or language lessons, we have the technology, services and resources to ensure you get the support you need.

  • During term time your academic advisor will always be on hand to offer advice and guidance.
  • Free wireless and networked high-speed internet access is widely available across all campuses and halls of residence, and in all the libraries.

  • The University has five libraries.

  • Specialist equipment and assistive technology are available for students with a disability, specific learning difficulty or chronic medical condition. The Wessex Needs Assessment Centre (WNAC) provides specialist assessments for students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties (dyslexia), many of whom are eligible for the Disabled Students' Allowances (DSA). Following assessment, students have access to ongoing support, advice and guidance.

  • Our Centre for Language Study offers resources and language courses for students and staff across the University. Equipped with the very latest technology, the Centre has courses and resources in a wide range of languages, including Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Latin, Portuguese and Spanish. The main Language Resources Centre offers an extensive selection of publications, self-access materials, tutorials, audio-visual learning resources, reference materials and the latest multimedia software.

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  • There are around 1,700 Windows PCs in dedicated rooms on all campuses and halls of residence.
  • The total library collection comprises over 1.6 million volumes, six million manuscripts and more than 8,000 current periodicals, of which 5,000 are available in electronic format. 

Sociology, Social Policy, Criminology and Anthropology study support

  • Students receive feedback on their thinking and understanding through discussion with lecturers during lectures and seminars and during one-to-one meetings with their academic tutor.
  • We know that students undertake a degree in order to increase their chances of a good career in the future. With this in mind, from the beginning of your degree we will work with you to help you build up your skills profile not only through work undertaken within your degree course but also through any extra-curricular activities in which you are engaged.
  • Social Sciences is home to the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods, one of the UK’s most recognised and influential research centres, and to the Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute (S3RI), one of the largest groups of statisticians in the UK. This means that we have all the expertise needed to help you develop your research skills.