Undergraduate study

We're voted number 2 in the UK for Sociology.

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Offering a unique approach to the study of Sociology, Social Policy and Digital Sociology, we ensure that our high quality teaching gives you a valued qualification that prepares you for your future.

Sociological Studies for undergraduates

Study with us and you’ll benefit from the high quality research of our internationally renowned staff, who are constantly extending the boundaries of sociological studies and our understanding of society.

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Achieved excellent results? We welcome high achieving students through Clearing and Adjustment. Apply now. Your accommodation is guaranteed.

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Why I chose to study Sociology

We recently spoke to Tom, one of our current Sociology BA students and one of our student ambassadors, about what he has enjoyed most about studying here and what advice he would give to anyone thinking about studying with us in the Department of Sociological Studies.

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Why study at Sheffield?

A degree from the Department of Sociological Studies will be able to take you where you want to go. You'll develop the analytical skills to formulate solutions and you'll do work that really could make society better. What's more, our high quality teaching gives you a valued qualification that prepares you for your future.

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Our undergraduate courses

All of our courses offer challenging content which explores the key issues and debates within sociology.

Sociology BA> Digital Media & Society BA> Sociology with Social Policy BA> Sociology with Criminology BA>
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Sociological Studies at the University of Sheffield
Sociological Studies at the University of Sheffield
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Why I chose Sociology at the University of Sheffield - video
Why I chose Sociology at the University of Sheffield - video
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Graduate Story: Sociology BA graduate Mark Smith - video
Graduate Story: Sociology BA graduate Mark Smith - video
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Student views: Sociology & Social Policy at the University of Sheffield - video
Student views: Sociology & Social Policy at the University of Sheffield - video
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