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.

Undergraduate degrees

undergraduate courses in social sciences

We offer a range of key social sciences degrees with opportunities for flexible choice

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Postgraduate degrees

Postgraduate courses

Studying the social sciences will inspire and challenge students interested in exploring our subjects: ageing/gerontology; economics; politics and international relations; social statistics and demography; sociology and social policy.

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Social Sciences undergraduate brochure

Our undergraduate brochure gives you information on all of the Social Sciences courses available to study for 2016

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Latest News

  • 2015/06/12

    Dean of Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences awarded OBE

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  • 2015/06/03

    Join our team. Teaching posts with closing date 10 June 2015

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  • 2015/05/18

    University of Southampton academic to head polling inquiry

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“Studying anthropology covered all aspects of everyday life and has been very flexible, allowing me to tailor my studies to explore my own interests.”

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