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.



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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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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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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18 Dec 2020

Football stickers and magazines expose kids to gambling logos despite ban

Every children’s football magazine and over 40% of collectible stickers and cards feature gambling logos, despite the ban on marketing betting to children, new...

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04 Dec 2020

Household-grown food leads to improved health for children

Children grow taller in rural households where their mothers are supported to grow their own food – according to new research from the University of East Anglia...

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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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Virtual Postgraduate Open Event

  • Jan 18, 2021 00:00AM
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