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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 ourselves on the quality of our research informed teaching, focus on employability and tutorial support. And we’re looking forward to welcoming you into our learning community and showing you a little bit more about what we have to offer.

What’s next? It’s your Offer Holder Day.

It’s time to book your place.

Take part in a taster session, meet your tutors and find out more from our students. You can also tour the campus, view accommodation and make friends with your future classmates.

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.

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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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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On a field trip to Amsterdam I learned about children’s lived experiences and their curriculum. We visited many historical places, such as Anne Frank’s house, Jood Museum, the Portuguese Synagogue, and Ruks Museum, along with the opportunity to explore Amsterdam.

Fatimah Salvador

MA Social Sciences (International Childhood)

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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

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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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Chat to our students

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? 


We’re based in the Department of History, Geosciences and Social Sciences building which provides inclusive teaching, learning and research facilities for all our students. Our team of friendly staff are based in the department building and are on hand to offer one-to-one advice.

Our building features a large lecture theatre, small group teaching rooms, IT suites and a number of specialist laboratories for our geoscientists.

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