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

Sociology Pathway


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

Please visit our @studyabroad hub to find out about more pathway options.

This pathway engages students in the discussion of issues and perspectives from both classical and contemporary sociological theories, and considers how these might be applied to understand common social problems. The pathway will provide you with an in-depth understanding of social theory and social research and highly developed analytical skills.

Choosing your modules

The pathways include modules from all three levels of study at Southampton. Each level corresponds to one of the three undergraduate years and builds upon knowledge and understanding from previous years. The year or level of a module is indicated by the first numeric digit in the module code (e.g. ECON2026 ). Introductory, level 1, modules have been included, where appropriate, to allow students to access pathways outside of their major or specialist area of study.

In each Semester 4 modules are studied for a total of 60 CATS/30 ECTS points. You are recommended to choose 4 modules and 2 reserve choices in each Semester in case your first choice modules are unavailable for any reason or you experience timetable clashes.

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 final year credits back to their home university should choose the code for which the first numeric digit is a 3 (e.g. SOCI3084)


Semester 1 Semester 2
SOCI2031 Social Theory SOCI2008 Race and Ethnicity
SOCI3001 Comparative Sociology SOCI3008 The Sociology of Youth
Semester 1 Semester 2
SOCI2017/SOCI3083 Class Structure and Social Inequality ANTH2002 Culture, Communication and Cognition
SOCI2008/3082 Race and Ethnicity in Society SOCI2003 Gender and Society
SOCI2036 Globalisation, Inequalty and Power SOCI3008 The Sociology of Youth
CRIM2001 Perspectives in Criminology SOCI3073 Cyberlives
SOCI2020 Research Skills SOCI3074 Collective Action and Social Change
ANTH3002 Sexuality and Intimacy ANTH3003 Anthropology and Film
SOCI3002 Comparing Welfare States  


Some modules may be subject to change or availability.

Entry requirements

You must achieve an average mark equivalent to Lower Second Class honours at your home University at the most recent assessment period before starting at Southampton.

You will need to have achieved an English language proficiency standard of IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each element (or equivalent).  

Visit the University Admissions pages for details of acceptable equivalent qualifications.

Tuition Fees

Study Abroad students will pay tuition fees to the University of Southampton with a discount of 5%, if there is no special agreement for tuitions fees with the sending institution.

If you are a student form an EU country you will pay UK/EU tuition fees

If you are a student from a Non EU country you will pay international tuition fees

Progression to Master's study

Students who successfully complete 2 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.

Linked Master’s Programmes

MSc International Social Policy
MSc Criminology
MSc International Social Policy
MSc Sociology and Social Policy
MSc Sociology and Social Research

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Guaranteed accommodation

We guarantee a place in our halls of residence for all Study Abroad students

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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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