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Economic, Social and Political Sciences Undergraduate study



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.

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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 SOCI2032 Migration in a Globalising World
SOCI3001 Comparative Sociology SOCI3008 The Sociology of Youth
Semester 1 Semester 2
SOCI2017/SOCI3083 Class Structure and Social Inequality ANTH2002 Culture, Communication and Cognition
SOCI2003/SOCI2035 Gender and Society SOCI2033/SOCI3084 Environment, Development and Society
SOCI3086 Children and Society SOCI2002 The Sociology of Education
SOCI2036 Globalisation, Inequality and Power UOSM2012 Online Social Networks
CRIM2001 Perspectives in Criminology SOCI3073 Cyberlives
SOCI2020 Research Skills SOCI3079 Focus on Families
ANTH3002 Sexuality and Intimacy SOCI3074 Collective Action and Social Change
SOCI3002 Comparing Welfare States ANTH3003 Anthropology and Film

Some modules may be subject to change or availability.

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