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Sociology, Social Policy and CriminologyPart of Economic, Social and Political ScienceUndergraduate study

Study abroad and exchanges

We offer a range of opportunities to current University of Southampton students interested in taking part in exchanges with partner institutions outside the UK. We also offer overseas students interested in coming to the UK to study with us the chance to participate in our bespoke 'Studyabroad@Southampton' pathways.

international study abroad students

Visiting students

Our exciting Studyabroad@Southampton programme gives a wide choice to international students from other institutions, looking to study with us for a semester or up to a year.

Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology pathways

Do you want to know more about the tools with which we study diverse areas of society, such as work, crime, migration, health, ethnicity, the media or the body?  Do you want to develop skills in using social research to inform evidence-based policy interventions as a means to facilitate social change?

Our three Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology pathways all support students in developing independent social research skills, and applying them in contemporary subject areas relevant to societal progress and knowledge creation. All are taught by leading international academics in their particular fields and are strongly informed by the cutting-edge research they are undertaking.

Pathways are open to all students with an undergraduate background in Sociology or an associated subject. Those applicants with no background in Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology should consider the Economy and Society themed pathway which includes introductory modules and is open to all applicants.  Each of the pathways can be studied for one or two semesters.

You will study four modules per semester. Please choose any compulsory modules specified on the pathway and additional optional modules up a maximum of six in each semester. This will give up to two reserve choices in case optional modules are not available for any reason. Modules with two codes have been designed for assessment at level 2 or level 3. In the case of such modules students hoping to progress to Masters Study or those needing to transfer level 3 credits back to their home university should enter the code for which the first numeric digit is a 3 (e.g. SOCI3084)

See pathways for linked Master’s programmes. Students meeting the criteria for progression will qualify for admission onto these Master’s programmes.

Study abroad at Southampton

Criminology Pathway

Provides an in-depth understanding of contemporary criminal justice policies and the ability to analyse the key criminological problems.

Study abroad at Southampton

International Social Policy Pathway

How best can we conceptualise and measure human welfare and what approaches are best in promoting it? This pathway considers these questions in a broad international context.

Study abroad at Southampton

Sociology Pathway

This pathway will provide you with an in-depth understanding of social theory and social research and highly-developed analytical skills.

Progression to Masters study

Students who successfully complete two semesters on a Studyabroad@Southampton pathway and meet the following criteria will be eligible for admission to the Linked MSc programmes specified for that pathway:

Students who complete a single semester of study or wish to apply for a Master’s programme not specified on their pathway will be subject to the standard admissions requirements for that programme.

Get a discount on a masters degree with us

Students who complete one or two semesters will be eligible for a 10% discount on masters study at Southampton

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