Sociology and Social Sciences

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.

COURSES

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.

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Undergraduate

  • Criminology and Sociology

    Explore the laboratory and field techniques of the forensic scientist alongside the causes and solutions to crime on this fascinating degree.

  • Education Studies, Social Inclusion and Special Needs

    This programme responds to the need for professionals in social, educational and administrative settings to have a broad knowledge of social inclusion.

  • 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.

  • Sociology

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

  • Sociology (Social Anthropology)

    Through the combination of these two subjects, you'll explore key issues in social life such as culture, identity, belief and politics to name a few.

Postgraduate Taught

  • MA in Women's and Gender Studies (GEMMA)

    This degree is a partnership with six European Universities. You'll spend one year in Hull and all or half of your second year studying abroad.

  • 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

WHY STUDY AT HULL?

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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Choose to take a broad range of options, graduating with a breadth of knowledge about social structures and social life, or specialise in a specific area such as social anthropology, gender and equality, or religion.

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Right from the start you'll gain practical skills that social scientists use to investigate and explain our constantly changing world. Students learn by doing sociology, including creating websites, podcasts, posters, photo blogs and short 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.

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FACILITIES

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.

CAREERS

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.

*Unistats data

93%of sociology students are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduating*

 

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OUR RESEARCH

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

STUDY ABROAD

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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