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Sociology and criminology

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Learn how data science and artificial intelligence inform us about human behaviour. Gain the skills to work in sociology and criminology-related careers and develop your own specialist research project.

Explore global issues such as overpopulation, protection of the environment and climate change. Through real-life case studies, you'll debate the major issues affecting society. You could examine areas like ageing populations, how politics is evolving, or the economics behind consumer choice. With access to our social sciences experimental lab, you'll work with supervisors who'll help you throughout your studies. Placement options abroad will give you first-hand experience of a new culture to help further your knowledge.

  • Top 10
    in the UK for Criminology

    The Times Good University Guide 2022

  • Only Russell Group university with a criminology and psychology programme
  • Home to the Institute of Criminal Justice Research (ICJR)

Social studies, criminology and anthropology courses

Choose from a wide range of degrees in social studies, criminology and anthropology.

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Our research makes a difference


I'm passionate about innovation in higher education, and my mission is to nurture world-class social impact leaders and innovation, in both Southampton and Mumbai.
Professorial Fellow-Enterprise
My research interests are concerned with the transition to adulthood, family formation and household change, and their association with inequalities across the life course.
Professor-Demography&Social Statistics


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