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Sociology, Social Policy and CriminologyPart of Economic, Social and Political Science

Undergraduate study

Our programmes will enable you to acquire new knowledge and discover new ways of thinking about society and culture. You will examine real-life case studies and engage in theoretical debates on areas of human life that you have never experienced.

As a student here, you can study areas such as culture and social identity, communities, crime, gender, migration, religion, cyber lives, globalisation, youth, race and ethnicity, social change, inequalities and social policies.

Undergraduate sociology social policy and criminology

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We offer a range of full-time three-year undergraduate programmes covering all aspects of sociology, social policy, criminology and anthropology. Find out more about what we offer.

Career paths and support

Career paths

In addition to helping you develop as a social scientist, these courses will also provide you with transferable skills which can help you to build your future career.

Study abroad at Southampton and exchanges for students

Study abroad and exchanges

We offer a range of international exhanges for our students and to incoming overseas students interested in coming to the UK to study with us.

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Being at university is an exciting time. As well as living independently away from home, you also have to organise your own academic studies. Read what it's really like to study here.

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I found that lecturers and University staff eased any fears or anxieties that I had by giving fantastic support. There are plenty of opportunities to speak with personal tutors and lecturers, and both students and staff are friendly and approachable

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