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.

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Sociology with a Year Abroad

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Sociology

You are interested in how society works. You want to know more about how people fashion their identities, how relationship dynamics work in families, how...

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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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Lorries queued on the M20 motorway in Kent
23 Sep 2020

No deal Brexit risks queues at the border and food shortages, new academic report finds

The most immediate and visible impact of the UK failing to get a deal with the EU will be seen at the border, with risks of queues and shortages of food, a new...

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23 Dec 2015

European Commission: Facing the Future - launch of the report

Professors Sara Connolly and Hussein Kassim launched their report, 'European Commission: Facing the Future', at an event hosted by the European Commission on 3...

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Where are we now panel
23 Nov 2019

Brexit: where are we now? Ask an expert

Two events, organised by Professor Hussein Kassim under his Senior Fellowship under the ‘UK in a Changing Europe’ programme, offered the chance for people from...

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UK in a changing Europe panel
12 Mar 2020

Negotiating the future EU-UK relationship, what is at stake?

A one-day conference brought together expert commentators to assess what is at stake in the second phase of EU-UK negotiation, to examine the positions of key...

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