Want to know what it's like to be a Sociological Studies student at Sheffield? Have a look at the case studies below from our current students and graduates, who share their experiences in the Department of Sociological Studies and tell us what they have enjoyed the most.
Ella-Sophia Ellis (BA Sociology)
"There are loads of opportunities available to students across all years. Opportunities to travel and study in different parts of the world is available with the Global Opportunities Department. I was able to study in both Greece and the Netherlands in my first and second years. These were absolutely phenomenal experiences that I cannot recommend enough."
Katy Turnbull (BA Digital Media & Society)
"I was searching for a course that celebrated creativity as much as theory, and provided opportunities for multiple endeavours. When I discovered Digital Media and Society at Sheffield, it felt as if I had hit the jackpot! Having grown up in the digital era, I was immediately drawn to social media being the focal point of study and studying the effects of the online world on the offline."
Charlotte Fisher (BA Politics & Sociology)
"I am really enjoying the fact that there are so many modules that I can choose from each semester which makes each year of studying so diverse and unique to each individual; especially if you have a subject area you are specifically interested in..."
Aryan Ghani (BA Sociology)
"My favourite reason for studying a degree as such at the University of Sheffield has been how relatable and fascinating the modules I have studied have been. The course collectively devises modules that aim to explain current issues we face in society through a sociological stance."
Chloe Melvin (BA Sociology)
"The course seemed so diverse, unlike other university courses I looked at, offering me so many opportunities to study a broad variety of topics and issues so fundamental to the social world."
Tom Whittell (BA Sociology)
"I recommend you take any opportunity you're given to engage more with the department because it makes the university experience much more fun and enjoyable."
Hana Okasha (BA Digital Media & Society)
"As an international student, I wanted an opportunistic, yet manageable city where I was able to focus without the stresses that the city life has to offer such as daily expenses, and travel times. Sheffield offered just that."
Salma Haidrani (BA Sociology)
"I’m proud to have achieved my goal of becoming a journalist. As a freelance journalist, I’m privileged to be able to write articles that are of interest to me and that I believe are rarely covered in the mainstream media."