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 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

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

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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Research

Academic Staff- Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies

Academic Staff - Social Work

Academic Staff - Education and Lifelong Learning

Academic Staff - International Development

News and Events

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A view of the tents at a relief camp set up for those made homeless after an earthquake
14 Dec 2021

Study shows how news shapes humanitarian aid from governments

A new study shows that media coverage of crises can increase governments’ allocation of emergency humanitarian aid — whether or not the crisis merits it.

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Young women volunteering at a food donation centre
02 Dec 2021

UEA volunteer research reveals how to build inclusive societies

Strong partnerships between volunteers and their governments are key to how we build equal and inclusive societies – according to a new UN report involving UEA...

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Adult holding a child's hands
03 Dec 2021

Making the right decisions for children growing up in long-term foster care

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Broadcast House desks
05 Nov 2021

Lights, camera, action! New broadcasting studio opens its doors

This week saw the grand opening of UEA’s new studio in Broadcast House, the new home for Broadcast Journalism and Media students at the University.

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