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Social Sciences

Social Sciences has an international reputation for innovative quantitative methodologies in social statistics. Our academics conduct cutting-edge research which combines both quantitative and qualitative research methods.

We have five divisions and much of our work is interdisciplinary. Addressing the major issues of society through combining approaches, we foster joint working while retaining the individual strengths of our specialist subject areas. While many of the issues we examine are global, our roots are anchored in the communities we study.

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

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

BSc Sociology and Social Policy graduate, Cindy Li Wing Yin

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