Sociology

What are the factors   that make us who were are?

We are influenced by a range of social factors. Levers such as class, gender, culture, the media, globalisation alter how we see ourselves in relation to others, and often what we do. Study sociology, and you'll uncover themes and debates which will help you build a stronger sense of what impacts us, and how we move forward.
Matt Badcock

Sociology is the discipline for our time – we only need to step outside our doors to see how society is changing and how this is affecting people differently. Sociology is the discipline which equips you with the skills and perspectives to examine these changes and think about how they’re impacting on our everyday lives.

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Want to dig deep into a subject, or explore how it relates to other disciplines? Our courses will help you examine this exciting field from a variety of angles, and develop skills for many impactful careers.

BA (Hons)

Sociology

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Your Student experience

You'll learn to think like a sociologist from Day One. You'll discover what you already know, and re-assess what and how you think. Through learning, projects and placements, you'll identify and address issues in the workplace and society. And you'll discover innovative techniques and ideas that will help you address them.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A SOCIOLOGY DEGREE?

Sociology is the study of human social relationships. It has a wide and diverse subject matter, ranging from exploring the social dynamics of a variety of people and groups, to complex issues and topics such as gender and sexuality, social class and inequality, the family and intimate relations, the media and digital lives and politics and the state.
Sociology is the study of human social relationships. It has a wide and diverse subject matter, ranging from exploring the social dynamics of a variety of people and groups, to complex issues and topics such as gender and sexuality, social class and inequality, the family and intimate relations, the media and digital lives and politics and the state.
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Your Teaching community

There's so much to explore in sociology. With the help of our experienced and diverse teaching community, you'll dig into the subject from many different angles, including the sociology of work, technological change, spirituality, protest and activism, and the impact of health and trauma. We're also engaged in active research in these areas, so our understanding is always changing.

Centre for Applied social Research

The Centre for Applied Social Research (CeASR) is a university-wide Research Centre which orchestrates interdisciplinary research across the social sciences in Leeds School of Social Sciences (LSSS) in different programmes.

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