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Sociology, social policy and social sciences

Undergraduate courses starting in 2024

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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‘Social science makes you that inquisitive thinker and that challenger, which I think a lot of employers actually really look for.’
Caitlin Mursell BSc (Hons) Social Sciences graduate