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 - Sociology

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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USA slumbers, Europe leads in electoral integrity

The world’s leading democracy is falling behind on electoral integrity, according to new findings from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Royal Military...

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12 May 2022

UEA’s research confirmed as ‘world-leading’ by national assessment

The global significance and real-world impact of the University of East Anglia’s (UEA’s) research has been confirmed with the Research Excellence Framework 2021...

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06 May 2022

New teaching programme launched to get engineers into teaching Physics

The University of East Anglia (UEA) has been selected by the Department for Education (DfE) to run a new course aimed at getting people from an engineering or...

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01 Apr 2022

Career changing opportunity for UEA researchers with big ideas  

Two academics from the University of East Anglia (UEA) have been named among the UK’s most promising and exciting early career researchers. 

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