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Undergraduate courses in the Department of Sociological Studies

All of our courses offer challenging content which explores the key issues and debates within sociology and social policy. We believe in research-led teaching; which means that the world class research done within the Department is incorporated directly into your course. We are one of the leading sociology departments in the UK, offering a breadth of specialist modules to choose from, allowing you to study the areas that appeal to you the most.

We run single honours degrees in sociology and social policy. A single honours degree means that you are able to focus solely on Sociological Studies to develop expertise in a subject of interest.

We also offer a selection of dual honours degrees; this gives you the opportunity to study a different discipline alongside sociology. The benefit of studying a dual honours degree is that you are able to split your interest between two subjects and discover how they fit together in the real world.

Single honours degrees

BA (Honours) Sociology

Sociology focuses on the relationships between individuals and society. It revolves around examining how personal attitudes and experiences relate to wider issues, understanding how group phenomena can give collective meaning to an individual's actions, and on social change and the ways forces, like globalisation, impact upon society.

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BA (Honours) Digital Media and Society

The BA in Digital Media and Society at the University of Sheffield is unique in offering you the opportunity to develop a broad understanding of the relationship between digital media and society from a social science perspective. You will use innovative digital methods to research digital media in society, and learn to make digital media products that focus on the needs of the user.

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BA (Honours) Sociology with Social Policy

If you have an interest in debates surrounding social justice, fairness and equality, or just want the opportunity to learn more about areas of health, welfare, income, labour and migration, then the BA Sociology with Social Policy could be for you.

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BA (Honours) Sociology with Criminology

The BA Sociology with Criminology gives you the chance to study a range of specialist subjects in sociology and criminology. You'll learn about social divisions in society, aspects and elements of social research, and sociological perspectives on crime.

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Dual honours degrees

BA (Honours) English Language and Sociology

The BA English Language and Sociology is a three-year dual degree. The combination of subjects gives you a unique insight into the development of language and its place in society.

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BA (Honours) History and Sociology

If history is the study of past societies, sociology considers the theory of modern society. The flexible structure of our degree programme means that you will choose from an extensive range of option modules that allow you to really focus on the aspects of history that interest you most.

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BA (Honours) Politics and Sociology

This degree combination will give you an in-depth understanding of political phenomena, and of the concepts, theories, approaches and methods employed in the study of politics and sociology. You'll also learn to evaluate different interpretations of political processes, events and controversies, and to assess critically issues of contemporary public concern.

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