The University of Southampton
Social Sciences

Social Sciences at Southampton comprise five divisions: Ageing/Gerontology; Economics; Politics and International Relations; Social Statistics and Demography; and Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology.

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Student experience

Graduate Cindy Li; "Because of the support I don’t feel much home sickness. Think big, don’t be afraid to lose, life is all about challenges."

Our sociology degrees
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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)

Our research impact

Our REF Social Policy and Politics entries rank in the top 5 in the country for outputs and our research environment is rated 100% world leading

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