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Sociology, social policy and criminology

Undergraduate courses starting in 2020

Social and policy sciences blend the scientific study of individual and social behaviour to understand the dynamics of power and social justice.

The study of social and policy sciences uses methods of social enquiry and critical analysis. This allows you to understand people as they adapt to and create new orders and disorders.

You’ll have room for creativity, as you actively explore solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. You’ll learn how to hold those in power to account.

Criminology looks at crime from a social perspective. It examines the causes of crime, as well as the operation of the criminal justice system.

Through our courses, you’ll be able to explore issues such as climate change, child wellbeing, the role of technology in society, social mobility, poverty and inequality, the gender pay gap, victimisation and criminal justice.



The awards, accolades and league table rankings for this subject.

‘The career path for a social scientist is very broad… big companies need social scientists to be leaders and to be more understanding of what’s going on.’
Rebecca Barr BSc Social Sciences (2019)