Sociology and Social Sciences


Childhood & Youth Studies student Maryam Survery stands on a staircase in Creative Edge with black and white images of people displayed on a wall of TV screens behind her.

Sociology and Social Sciences at Edge Hill combines a supportive atmosphere with cutting-edge modules like Critical Autism Studies or Young People and Social Media. And there are a whole range of career paths to explore too – researcher, mental health worker, police officer or international aid. Or you might decide to work with children in schools or even rehabilitate young offenders. Learn about the world with us and discover your place in it.

The 21st century is complicated and rapidly changing. But studying sociology and social sciences gives you the chance to understand the world and your place in it.

You can tailor your course to your own interests. Study topics like critical autism studies or human animal relations. Our lecturers research specialist areas such as child protection, disability or gender studies. This means they’ll help you discover the cultural, economic and political forces that influence communities around the world.

There’s more to our courses than academic study. To help you understand real world challenges, we invite professionals to come in from practice in childcare, youth work and child psychology. You can also complete a work placement, go on field trips and apply your learning to global issues.

  • It’s no wonder 95.6% of students are in employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2017/18) – you’ll gain work experience, meet working professionals, and explore specialist subjects such as youth work or play therapy.
  • Our expert researchers are exploring areas like disability, gender and child protection. And with a range of specialist modules, you’ll be at the forefront of the world of social sciences.
  • Become a global citizen. Learn about the world and experience more of it with field trips and study abroad opportunities.


Course Name Qualification UCAS Code
Childhood & Youth Studies BA (Hons) L590
Childhood & Youth Studies and Criminology BA (Hons) XM32
Childhood & Youth Studies and Sociology BA (Hons) LX33
Criminology and Sociology BA (Hons) ML93
Early Childhood Studies BA (Hons) L520
Early Childhood Studies and Sociology BA (Hons) LL53
Education and Sociology BA (Hons) XL33
Politics and Sociology BA (Hons) LL32
Sociology BA (Hons) L300

You may also be interested in:

Course Name Qualification UCAS Code
Psychosocial Analysis of Offending Behaviour BSc (Hons) C816

Student Views

Sociology and Social Sciences in the News


Creative Edge building.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

External View


Open Days and Virtual Events

A prospective student reads a printed open day guide as he walks with his parents near the Catalyst building.If you are considering studying at Edge Hill University, the best way we usually recommend to gain an insight into the student experience is by attending an open day.

Our virtual open day pages offer the chance to discover everything that Edge Hill University has to offer and find out more about any subjects of interest, including sociology and social sciences, through a series of online activities.

You can view exclusive video content, including pre-recorded presentations about the University and our courses, take a virtual tour of the campus, and find out more about student life, accommodation and student support.

View our virtual open day pages 

Book your place at an open day