Two students chat while sitting in the foyer of Creative Edge.

The study of sociology enables you to immerse yourself in the study of society and human behaviour. It examines how individuals are shaped by the social, economic, political and cultural forces around them.

On our Sociology degrees you will expand your sociological imagination and study themes central to the development of contemporary societies, from armed conflict, political violence and terrorism to sexualities and desires. You will gain the skills required to become a critical independent thinker and have opportunities to broaden your horizons through work-based learning and field trips in the UK and Europe.

You can focus entirely on Sociology or study the subject in combination with Childhood and Youth Studies, Criminology, Early Childhood Studies, Education or Politics.


Two students walk outside Creative Edge near Chancellors South halls of residence.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.

Open Days

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, if you are unable to attend an open day, we offer a range of other events for prospective students, including monthly campus tours.

View open day dates and book your place