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Sociology with Anthropology (BSc)

Bachelor of Science
Length of course
3 years, starts September 2020
Course type
UCAS course code

About this course

Study human life in all its cross-cultural complexity with the combined disciplines of sociology and anthropology. You’ll explore a broad range of issues faced by modern societies around the globe, and understand the importance of cultural diversity in our rapidly changing world. Join graduates who have gone on to careers in government, education and research.

Studying sociology (examining the identities, relationships and social practices within our world) and anthropology (the study of human behaviour and societies) will equip you with research expertise and a unique way to consider the impact of social inequality, gender, ethnicity, race, poverty, class differences, and the function of culture in the 21st century.

Your core modules will focus on key areas, including:

  • research methods in social sciences, including quantitative and qualitative research

  • sociological and anthropological theories and perspectives

  • relationships between individuals, groups and institutions in societies around the world

  • comparative analysis in sociology and cross-cultural analysis in anthropology 

You’ll have the option to specialise by studying modules in subjects like:

  • archaeology

  • criminology

  • collective action and social change

  • migration

  • ethnography of food and culture

As part of your degree you can:

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 244.89 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Highfield campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.