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Sociology with Anthropology (BSc)

Bachelor of Science
3 years
Course Type
UCAS Course code

About this course

Study human life in all its cross-cultural complexity on this BSc Sociology and Anthropology degree. You’ll explore a broad range of issues faced by modern societies around the globe, and understand the importance of cultural anthropology and 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:

What it's like to study Sociology with Anthropology at Southampton

Sarah talks about her experience as a first year Sociology with Anthropology student

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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Changes due to COVID-19

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