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

We host programmes in sociology, social policy and criminology. Our sociologists, criminologists and academics in social policy explore topical areas such as crime, education, work and social inequality. This research informs their teaching so you will learn directly from specialists about these fascinating subjects.

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Innovative academics

We pride ourselves with leading academics who push boundaries, for example Dr Pathik Pathak leads an interactive social enterprise module

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“Sociology is something that needs to be taught at an earlier age - it opens up the mind to other subjects. My interest stemmed from A level and I have never looked back.”

Joseph McEvoy - BSc Sociology 2013

Our research is top 5 in the UK*

*Research Excellence Framework 2014 - Social Policy Unit of Assessment 22

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  • 20 October 2016

    Social Science researcher wins top Europea...

    A Postgraduate research student in comparative social policy and ad...

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  • 27 July 2016

    Susan Halford, Professor of Sociology, has...

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  • 13 April 2016

    Students represent the University of South...

    Five undergraduate students will be representing the University of ...

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