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Sociology Courses


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Come to the University of Derby and change the world - our sociology degrees put you at the forefront of social change and prepare you for life as an actively engaged citizen.

Prepare yourself for a career that makes a difference with a degree in sociology at the University of Derby. Our Sociology courses are taught by experts with great global connections, giving you the opportunity to broaden your horizons through work placements and studying abroad. Combine your Sociology course with another to create a joint honours degree that will enhance your career prospects.

“Helpful staff, great facilities and excellent course content”

Laura Hopewell

“The Sociology degree at the University of Derby did not disappoint. Topics covered helped to inform me about ways of looking at the social world. While studying the Sociology course, I did a placement with adults with learning difficulties in my local college. This was very worthwhile and also helped to make my CV stand out a little bit more.

“The helpful staff, great facilities and excellent course content culminated in my final year dissertation which highlighted the injustice faced by individuals who suffer with mental health problems and the subsequent injustice felt by society as a whole.

“The BA (Hons) Sociology course was very rewarding; I gained a great deal of knowledge that I find helpful both intellectually and on a personal level. I would absolutely recommend completing a Sociology degree at the University of Derby.”

This is Sociology

  • Gain an international perspective and take part in an exchange to Charles University, in the lively Czech capital, Prague
  • Get to grips with the sociological issues affecting Britain today, from race and ethnicity to childhood poverty
  • Our flexible Sociology degrees allow you to combine your interests or focus on a specific area, such as crime and justice, culture and belief, social justice, or young people and education
  • Work placements will make sure you can apply your subject and enhance your CV Assessments range from essays and exams to group work and online discussions, so you’ll be able to demonstrate your strengths.

What our Sociology graduates do

Our Sociology degrees offer a broad range of skills and insights, so it’s no surprise to find our graduates enjoying career success across diverse sectors.

Career opportunities open to graduates include:

  • Civil Service
  • social service
  • social work
  • probation
  • welfare
  • teaching.