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Sociology and Social Sciences

Our sociology and social sciences programmes achieved a 92% overall student satisfaction score in the 2016 National Student Survey. At Hull, Sociology and Social Sciences is part of the School of Education and Social Sciences, which sits in the Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education.


Tailor your degree to your own interests and gain a deep understanding of the theories and methods that sociologists use to make sense of the constantly changing world around us.

Foundation year Year abroad Industrial placement Integrated Masters


  • BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology

    Through this combination of subjects, you'll explore the diverse social, cultural, economic and political factors which can cause crime.

  • BA (Hons) Philosophy and Religion

    These two subjects both grapple with fundamental questions about the meaning of life, encouraging to you to scrutinise your most closely held beliefs.

  • BA (Hons) Sociology

    Available with:

    Choose to specialise your degree by following one of our bespoke pathways: gender and equality, religion and spirituality, or social anthropology.

Postgraduate Taught

  • MSc/MA in Social Research

    Become a highly sought-after researcher ready to apply your advanced knowledge and practical skills in the work place or in further research.

Postgraduate Research

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If you choose a social sciences course at Hull, you'll be well looked after, intellectually challenged, and engaged.

George Sampson
BA (Hons), Philosophy and Religion


Studying sociology and social sciences at Hull means examining the forces and events that are shaping the world around us. What are the causes and consequences of Brexit, for example, or the increase in terrorism attacks?

Our programmes are genuinely global and contemporary in scope.

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Our programmes are genuinely contemporary and global in scope. The range of options means you can accumulate a broad understanding of social structures and social life, or a specific area like social anthropology, gender and equality, or religion.

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From day one you'll gain the practical skills that social scientists use to investigate and explain our constantly changing world. You'll produce all sorts of materials, creating websites, podcasts, posters, photo blogs, and video clips.

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At postgraduate level, our MA in Women's and Gender Studies (GEMMA), is a highly prestigious programme run by an international network of university partners. It gives you the opportunity to study abroad, and graduate with two Masters qualifications.



Whatever you're studying, the library is one of the best places in the country to get your work done. With over a million books, and state-of-the-art technology throughout, there's a good reason that this is one of the most visited places on campus.


Our degrees equip you for employment in a range of professional careers including the media, social and community work, management and administration, the Civil Service and local government.

If choose to specialise in a subject such as religion, gender, race, equality and diversity, your expertise would match careers in urban planning, advertising, ethical investing and consumption, human resources, non-governmental organisations, teaching, law and politics.

*Data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency

97%of social sciences graduates are in work or further study within six months of graduating*


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Established in 1986, the Centre for Gender Studies was the first of its kind in the UK. Now working as part of a consortium of seven universities across Europe, its intellectually diverse research covers subjects including feminist theory, sexual identity and the global women's movement


Undergraduate students have the opportunity to take a study trip or spend a semester studying abroad at a partner institution in Hong Kong.

Study from an international perspective to boost your employability


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The best way to see if the University of Hull is right for you is to come and visit us. We hold Open Days throughout the year. Book your place now - we'd love to meet you.