Department of History, Geography and Social Sciences
A choice to study the Social Sciences at Edge Hill is a choice for a high quality, cutting edge and vocationally relevant undergraduate experience.
Degrees in the Social Sciences are well established at Edge Hill University with experienced and enthusiastic academic staff and more than 400 students.
We offer a stimulating experience, and we are also there to support you through your studies. A choice to study the Social Sciences at Edge Hill is a choice for a high quality, cutting edge and vocationally relevant undergraduate experience.
Department teaching often takes place in our Geosciences building which has a central location in our impressive campus. Our team of friendly tutors are based in the department building and are on hand to offer one-to-one advice.
Careers and employability
Helping students prepare for the world of work and providing them with the skills and knowledge that will open up future employment opportunities is central to our mission. You could even take up the opportunity to study abroad.Discover employability opportunities
Things you should know
Nipple ban on Instagram and Facebook reveals how bizarre our attitude is towards different genders
In this new article for The Conversation Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences Lorraine Green examines Meta’s recent ban on nipples on its platforms.
Life in Lithuania
What does education, child protection and politics look like in north eastern Europe? How does this compare to the UK? Social sciences students recently embarked on a field trip to the Baltic state, Lithuania to explore what life is like for those that live, study and work there. We spoke to student Dylan Chesters to […]
The Cheshire and Merseyside Social Work Teaching Partnership
At Edge Hill, we are a partner and host of the Cheshire and Merseyside Social Work Teaching Partnership. This not only means that we can provide amazing opportunities for our Social Work students both pre and post qualification, but that we have access to a whole network of people and information that add significant value to out programmes
Real-world experience – Sociology and social sciences
All of our courses offer the chance to gain experience in relevant workplace environments, with a strong focus on combining academic insight with real world application.
Children, food and the climate crisis
Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences, Dr Richard Twine, is Co-Director of the Centre for Human-Animal Relations at Edge Hill University. His current research interests and teaching focus on climate change and the relationships between children, food, sustainability and the environment. We sat down with Richard to find out more.
Career enhancing opportunities – Sociology and Social Sciences
We are passionate about offering career enhancing field trip opportunities to all our students. These trips are really important to your learning experience, providing the opportunity to meet, listen and talk to real people involved in real contemporary issues.
Why you should choose Edge Hill University as your first choice –from a proud alumna
Why should you choose Edge Hill? Sociology Undergraduate alumna, and current Master’s student Rachel notes a few reasons why you should…
Safeguarding in sport and what more needs to be done
In a new article for The Conversation, Professor Mike Hartill, lecturer in the Sociology of Sport and Director of Edge Hill’s Centre for Child Protection & Safeguarding in Sport (CPSS), shares his thoughts on how to make sport safer for children and prevent child abuse.