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
    41st in the world, 8th in Europe, 6th in the UK
    (QS World University Rankings, 2016)

    2nd in the UK for Communication and Media Studies
    (Times Good University Guide 2017 and Complete University Guide 2017)

    Top 5 in the UK for Sociology
    (Times Good University Guide 2017)

    Top 10 in the UK for Social Policy
    (Times Good University Guide 2017)

  • Highly regarded by students 

    Top 5 in the UK for overall student satisfaction in Communication and Media Studies

    Top 5 in the UK for overall student satisfaction in Sociology

    Top 10 in the UK for overall student satisfaction in Social Policy

    2nd in the UK for academic support in Social Policy
    (NSS 2016)

  • EXCELLENT GRADUATE PROSPECTS  

    95% of graduates in work or further study within six months of graduation*

    79% of employed graduates in professional or managerial roles**

    Department average starting salary for graduates: £21,300 per year***
    (DLHE, 2015 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

**In full-time employment UK/EU & Channel Isles, FT first degree students

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

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