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.

Facilities

Overlooking the piazza in our picturesque Western Campus – where stone, wood, metal, water, greenery and wildlife all combine to produce a fantastic outdoor area – sits our 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.

The Creative Edge building also looks out across the beautiful Western Campus Lake and is close to a wide range of amenities, including the retail and dining areas housed in the state-of-the-art Student Hub.

Employability

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.

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Things you should know

News

Paula Keaveney’s Political Week

Senior lecturer in politics Paula Keaveney trains a critical eye on the current trials and tribulations of the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.

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An image of multiple people attending a demonstration for climate change. The image is focusing on one person holding up a cardboard sign that says "you decide", with an image of two earths, one looking more destroyed than the other.

Children, food and the climate crisis – Dr Richard Twine

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.

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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.

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Educate and advocate – Dr Julie Sealy

Part of a partnership between the department between the Department of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Education, Senior Lecturer in Early Years Education, Dr Julie Sealy, teaches on our BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies Degree in Social Sciences. Julie is passionate about exploring education in a critical context and challenging educational policy. Let’s hear more from Julie.

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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…

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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.

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