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

We host programmes in sociology, social policy and criminology. Our sociologists, criminologists and academics in social policy explore topical areas such as crime, education, work and social inequality. This research informs their teaching so you will learn directly from specialists about these fascinating subjects.

Relevant societies to your learning

The University has a range of societies, from ballet to the debating society. Hear Emily share her experiences

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Innovative academics

We pride ourselves with leading academics who push boundaries, for example Dr Pathik Pathak leads an interactive social enterprise module

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Visit us at one of our University Open Days and find out what it's really like to study here.

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“Sociology is something that needs to be taught at an earlier age - it opens up the mind to other subjects. My interest stemmed from A level and I have never looked back.”

Joseph McEvoy - BSc Sociology 2013

Our research is top 5 in the UK*

*Research Excellence Framework 2014 - Social Policy Unit of Assessment 22

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  • 13 April 2016

    Students represent the University of South...

    Five undergraduate students will be representing the University of ...

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  • 20 November 2015

    Professor Derek McGhee receives prestigiou...

    Derek McGhee, Professor of Sociology, has been made a Fellow of the...

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  • 18 December 2014

    REF 2014: Social Sciences soar in world-le...

    Social Sciences has performed well in specific Units of Assessment ...

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  • International scholarships

    Our international scholarships are offered to self-funding international students with excellent qualifications

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