How should we deal with educational failure, crime, racism, poverty, homelessness? Why do inequalities related to gender, race and class persist? What role should identity, family, community and the nation state play in our globalising world?
If you have asked yourself such questions, then a degree in sociology or social policy may be the right choice for you. These two closely related disciplines focus on social institutions, social inequalities and social transformations.
Sociologists explore identity, representations, power and interaction in society, while social policy academics consider people’s needs and how they are met (or not) by the state and the market.
Transferable skills are an integral component of our programmes, making our degrees highly relevant and valued in today’s evolving job market. Our graduates are well placed in government, policing, teaching, retail, voluntary organisations and media-related careers.
Degree | UCAS code | Duration
BSc Sociology | L300 | 3 years
BSc Sociology and Social Policy | LL34 | 3 years
BSc Sociology with Anthropology | L3L6 | 3 years
BSc Sociology and Criminology | LL63 |3 years
BA Philosophy and Sociology* | VL53 | 3 years
BSc Social Policy and Criminology | LL64 | 3 years
BSc Web Science (Social Science) | I200 | 3 years
For information on scholarships, visit www.southampton.ac.uk/scholarships.