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 and Youth Offending. And there are a whole range of career paths to explore, from childcare practice and family support, to community development and the criminal justice system. Or you may wish to pursue further study in areas like social work and teaching. Learn about the world with us and discover your place in it.

The 21st century is complicated and rapidly changing. But studying 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 autism, human animal relations and the environment. Our lecturers research specialist areas such as child protection, the community or migration. 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 and youth work, as well as social campaigners and activists. You can also complete a work placement, go on field trips and apply your learning to global issues.

  • You’ll gain work experience, meet working professionals, and explore specialist subjects such as youth work or play therapy. 100% of our BA (Hons) Sociology graduates are in employment or further study 15 months after graduation (Graduate Outcomes 2018/19).
  • 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. We’re 2nd in the North West for Student Experience (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 – Sociology).


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

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

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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.

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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 to gain an insight into the student experience is to discover our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day.

You can tour the campus, including the halls of residence, with a student guide. There will also be opportunities to attend presentations and view subject facilities.

Alternatively, 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.

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