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Sociology, social policy and social sciences

Undergraduate courses starting in 2023

Social and policy sciences seek to understand how we’re shaped by organisations around us by exploring if the foundations of society could be organised differently.

Our courses aim to provide you with a new lens to see the world and understand people living in different, and often dynamically changing, social contexts.

You will explore the social causes and consequences of the world’s immediate problems, such as climate change, poor health, threats to expert knowledge, rapid technological change, poverty and inequality. By learning to think creatively about societal challenges, you'll develop the necessary knowledge to critically assess the actions of those in power.

Our graduates have worked as researchers, civil servants, international consultants, journalists, and in multiple government, charity sector and business-related roles.

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Rankings

The awards, accolades and league table rankings for this subject. Please note: Social Sciences BSc (Hons) – 4 years with professional placement, was previously known as Social Sciences BSc (Hons) - 4 years including placement year.


‘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 (Graduating year, 2019)