Social Sciences

Undergraduate study

Our courses are taught by our world-renowned academics who are leaders in their fields of research. We pride ourselves in supporting and nurturing a high class teaching and learning environment. Each of our courses prepares students for a wide range of careers in a variety of fields, providing students with the skills needed to have a successful career anywhere in the world.

STUDY WITH US BECAUSE

  • Excellence in all areas 

    Top 50 in the world for Communication and Media Studies
    41th in the world, 11th in Europe, 7th in the UK
    (QS World University Rankings, 2018)

    1st in the UK for Communication and Media Studies
    (The Guardian University Guide 2018 and The Times University Guide)

    Top 10 in the UK for Sociology
    (The Complete University Guide 2018 and The Times Universit Guide)

    Top 10 in the UK for Social Policy
    (The Guardian University Guide 2017)

  • Highly regarded by students 

    92% overall satisfaction for Mass Communication and Documentation category and Social Studies Category (NSS 2017).

    4th in the UK for Student Experience in Sociology (The Times University Guide 2018)

  • EXCELLENT GRADUATE PROSPECTS  

    100% of 2016 Sociology graduates in work or further study within six months of graduation* (DLHE, 2016 Graduates)

    95% of 2016 Communications and Media Studies Graduates in work or further study within six months of graduation (DLHE, 2016 Graduates) 

    93% of 2016 Criminology and Social Policy graduates in work or further study within six months of graduation* (DLHE, 2016 Graduates)

    Department average starting salary for graduates: £21,500 per year**
    (DLHE, 2016 graduates) 

  • EXCITING PLACEMENT AND STUDY ABROAD OPTIONS  

    Offered on all courses - support and guidance offered by our dedicated Placements Officer 

*Full-time UK first degree students available for work or study

**Mean salary, FT UK & Ch.Isles first degree students in professional employment

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