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 (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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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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A young girl using a mobile phone.
30 Sep 2022

Collective effort needed to help children thrive following exposure to online risks

Helping children become more ‘digitally resilient’ needs to be a collective effort if they are to learn how to “thrive online”, according to new research led by...

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An indigenous man stands in front of a camera.
29 Sep 2022

Report calls for Indigenous Peoples’ knowledge to be included in climate policy

A new report highlights how recognising Indigenous Peoples’ and local communities’ knowledge systems could do more to address climate change.

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23 Sep 2022

UEA teacher education partnership celebrates good Ofsted outcome

The University of East Anglia (UEA) Initial Teacher Education (ITE) partnership has received a ‘good’ rating across the board, following an Ofsted inspection of...

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01 Aug 2022

Thanks from the School of International Development

The School of International Development are delighted to be recently ranked first for overall research quality, impact, environment and outputs in development...

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