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:
collective action and social change
ethnography of food and culture
As part of your degree you can:
study abroad for a semester at a partner university in Brazil, Canada or China
make a difference by getting involved with our Social Impact Lab
study modules from other areas, such as languages or psychology
This course is based at Highfield, Southampton.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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