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

Get to grips with how society really works. You’ll explore how we fashion our identities, how communities change, how relationship dynamics work in families, and...

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BA

Sociology with a Year Abroad

Get to grips with how society really works. You’ll explore how we fashion our identities, how communities change, how relationship dynamics work in families, and...

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BA (Hons)

Society, Culture and Media

Contemplate the influence of media on the world as we know it – and what a world without it would be like. On this course, you’ll study the effect of newspapers,...

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A forest fire in the Amazon rainforest.
27 Jan 2023

Human activity has degraded more than a third of remaining Amazon rainforest

The Amazon rainforest has been degraded by a much greater extent than scientists previously believed, according to a new study.

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07 Dec 2022

UEA research project supporting the use of technology to improve teacher experiences gains funding boost 

A new University of East Anglia (UEA) research project supporting the use of technology to improve the experiences of teachers has received a funding boost from...

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An Indian woman removing the chaff from corn.
16 Nov 2022

Indian women in agriculture lack skills training and opportunities

Young rural women in India are increasingly working in agriculture, but new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and RV University Bengaluru shows...

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A man fishing on a boat
26 Oct 2022

New film highlights the issues facing inshore fishing communities

A new film produced by researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) highlights the “crisis” facing fishing communities in the UK.

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