Our Social Sciences degrees immerse you in the study of society and human behaviour, expand your sociological imagination and examine the social, cultural, economic and political forces that influence individuals and communities around the world.
You can explore the changing local, national and global situations which shape the lives of children and their families, study the perceptions and realities of children and early childhood, or focus on themes central to the development of contemporary societies.
You will gain the skills required to become a critical independent thinker as you specialise in childhood and youth studies, early childhood studies or sociology, or a combination of these and other subjects, with the opportunity to broaden your horizons through work-based learning and field trips in the UK and Europe.
Studying at Edge Hill has opened my eyes and my mind to a whole range of experiences and ideas that I didn’t expect.
BA (Hons) Childhood and Youth Studies
I am a firm believer that everyone should study social sciences. It provides you with knowledge about society, allows you to think about life and definitely makes you a better individual.
BA (Hons) Sociology
Social Sciences in the News
- BA (Hons) Childhood and Youth Studies
- BA (Hons) Childhood & Youth Studies and Criminology
- BA (Hons) Childhood & Youth Studies and Sociology
- BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology
- BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies
- BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies and Sociology
- BA (Hons) Education and Sociology
- BA (Hons) Politics and Sociology
- BA (Hons) Sociology
The Department of Social Sciences is based in Creative Edge, a state-of-the-art £17m building offering highly contemporary facilities for Social Sciences students.
The building features a lecture theatre, seminar rooms, IT facilities and smaller tutorial spaces. There are also social learning areas which encourage a more informal and interactive style of learning.
Creative Edge 360 Virtual Tour
Open Days and Virtual Events
While we are still taking bookings for upcoming open days, our August 2020 open day may become a virtual event. We want to ensure that you are still able to discover what Edge Hill University has to offer and get answers to all of your questions, if it is not possible to visit our campus.
We will continue to carefully monitor government advice regarding events and communicate any changes and all key information to anyone who books to attend.