The University of Southampton
Social Sciences: Sociology, Social Policy & CriminologyPart of Social Sciences

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

Find a course

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.

Our students

What our students think

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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Networking and resources

We place great importance on support networks and resources available to you

Study support

Supporting your career

As well as providing careers advice, where possible we can help with placements and financial support

Careers support
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“Studying at Southampton pushed me out of my comfort zone and it did push me to achieve a first class honours, something I thought was impossible after my first year.”

Kenny McCarthy - BSc Applied Social Sciences (Anthropology)

National Student Survey 2017

100% of BSc Sociology and Criminology students were satisfied or very satisfied with the overall quality of their course

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