Sociology

Create your own path through our Sociology course 

Sociology at UEA offers a distinctive approach to the study of how society works, how culture and people’s identities are created and change over time, how relationship dynamics work in families, how communities change and how power operates within institutions.

You’ll learn theory and practice and be introduced to provocative issues that allow you to develop your own particular interests and ideas, and think about how the world is and how it can be.

During the course, you can choose to study from a range of specialist modules located within four pathways: 

  • The Sociology of Children and Families

  • Criminology

  • Digital Sociology

  • The Sociology of Social Change

We have a large community of experts in Sociology ranging from social and political theorists, who explore and develop the models by which we understand social processes, to specialists in social policy, social work, education and international development.

We also have applied research expertise across a diverse range of themes covering children and families, contemporary youth culture, digital sociology, criminology, gender, inequality, globalisation and creating social change.

BA

Sociology

On this course you’ll develop your understanding of sociology, explore areas you’re already interested in and discover new passions.

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BA

Sociology with a Year Abroad

On this course you’ll develop your understanding of sociology, explore areas you’re already interested in and discover new passions. The course links modules...

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BA

Society, Culture and Media

Imagine a world with no media – no newspapers, broadcasters, mobile phones or tablets, no social media platforms or apps. Would it be anything like the world we...

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Research

Academic Staff- Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies

Academic Staff - Social Work

Academic Staff - Education and Lifelong Learning

Academic Staff - International Development

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Picture of young child with their dad on the beach
24 Mar 2021

Building a picture of fathers in the family justice system in England

The invisibility of dads who lose access to their children because of concerns about child neglect or their ability to provide safe care comes under the...

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19 Mar 2021

World Water Day spotlight on UEA’s water security research centre

From adapting to climate change and tackling water scarcity to the burden of carrying water faced by millions of people, and particularly women, around the world...

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The Earth in space
04 Mar 2021

UEA’s Development Studies makes global top ten

UEA’s Development Studies has been rated as one of the top ten in the world by a global university rankings table released today (Wednesday 3 March).

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01 Mar 2021

World Wildlife Day spotlight on the Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation

From protecting pollinators to studying bird migration, safeguarding Antarctic penguins and writing about jellyfish superpowers – a group of UEA researchers are...

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