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Discover Sociology and Social Sciences

Welcome to the Department of Social Sciences. With experienced and enthusiastic academic staff and more than 400 students, we pride our self on the quality of our research informed teaching, focus on employability and tutorial support. 

An insight into Sociology and Social Sciences

The Department of Social Sciences sits within the Creative Edge building. In contrast to the tranquil surroundings, behind the building’s modern exterior lies busy corridors of teaching rooms, offices and our own lecture theatre. Social meeting areas provide students with comfortable spaces to meet, socialise and discuss their studies.

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Meet our students

Studying on one of our Sociology and Social Sciences courses, you’ll be enlightened and fascinated with the endless opportunities for growth and development and get the chance to expand your interests. Hear from our students about their courses, life at Edge Hill and making the most out of your student experience.

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The course was really stimulating and I especially enjoyed the field trip to Budapest. It was fantastic.

Anthony Stark

BA (Hons) Childhood & Youth Studies

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Social Sciences (International Childhood) student, Ashadhi Kariyapperuma Athukoralage

The course modules cover children’s rights, childhood experiences and support to understand children’s lives from a different perspective.

Ashadhi Kariyapperuma Athukoralage

Social Sciences (International Childhood)

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The course has ignited a true passion for the things that interest and excite me. I’ve become inspired to explore and consider issues that I hadn’t thought about before.

Ellis Brennan

BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology

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Social Sciences (International Childhood) student, Jordan Carruthers

We visited Lithuania where we investigated their education system, level of inclusion, feminism, identity and politics. This was all through seminars at the Vytautas Magnus University.

Jordan Carruthers

Social Sciences (International Childhood)

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It sounds a cliché but studying abroad changes you a lot.

Robert Saunders

BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies

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The whole Edge Hill experience has been a great route into working with children and one I’ve really enjoyed.

Sarah Birdsall

BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies

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Got any questions about studying Sociology and Social Sciences at Edge Hill? Want to know more about student life? Or just want to chat about Edge Hill in general? 

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If you would like to experience Edge Hill in person you can come to an offer holder day. Join a subject taster session, meet your tutors and show the campus to your loved ones.

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