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Why study at Sheffield?

Sociology challenges us to address the biggest issues facing the world, to see them from a new perspective and to revise the way society works.

A degree from the Department of Sociological Studies will be able to take you where you want to go. Our academics' outstanding research feeds directly into your course, giving you a wider range of options to study. 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. This is highlighted by the fact that 90% of our graduates are in work or further study within six months of finishing their degree.

What you set to gain from your degree

Our degrees are structured to ensure you gain the most you possibly can from the learning experience.

We don’t believe in studying the same thing over and over again, we concentrate on providing research-led teaching, so the innovative work of our world class academics is reflected in your course.

As a member of the elite Russell Group, our status as one of the best University’s in the world is recognised, meaning your degree could really open doors for you. Sheffield is one of the cheapest University cities in the UK for students to live, so you really do get excellent value for money.

Where your degree will take you

A degree from us will give you a broad-ranging yet highly relevant qualification that will prove invaluable in whatever career you choose.

Our recent graduates have forged careers in public sector roles such as welfare and local government, to working in the private sector in management or research. A degree in sociology opens up a flexible career path by giving you valued skills and a strong intellectual calibre.

"The University of Sheffield appeals to many as it has an excellent academic reputation and the best students union in the country. The Sociological Studies Department is highly ranked with a range of staff many of whom are leaders in their fields. The staff are extremely friendly and there are a wide variety of people offering help and support including tutors, lecturers and current students."

(Louise, Level 3, BA in Sociology)