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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  News
16 Nov 2020

Free online course - Why Does Media Matter for Development

This comprehensive four-week course will show you the ways that international development is conceptualised, imagined and communicated as an area of study.

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Women working on the land
13 Nov 2020

UEA Researchers win prestigious Celebrating Impact Prize

Researchers from the University of East Anglia are among the winners of the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) annual Celebrating Impact Prize awards,...

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Stranded migrant workers during fourth phase of the lockdown because of COVID-19 pandemic in Delhi, taking rest on the way to their village near New Delhi railway station
12 Nov 2020

Pandemic highlights fragility of India’s millions of migrant workers

Social protection policies failed India’s millions of migrant workers during the Covid pandemic, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).

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04 Nov 2020

UEA student to speak in House of Commons about diversity in the curriculum

A student from the University of East Anglia (UEA) will speak in the House of Commons after her petition to integrate diversity into school curriculum reached...

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Event

Virtual Postgraduate Open Event

  • Jan 18, 2021 00:00AM
  • Online
  • Postgraduate Education
  • Free