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Undergraduate Sociology and Social Sciences

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.

Gain work experience, meet working professionals, and explore specialist subjects such as youth work or play therapy.

97.4% of our sociology and social sciences students are employed or in further study 15 months after graduation (Graduate Outcomes data released 2023 from 2020/21 graduates).

We’re 2nd in the North West for Student Experience (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 – Sociology).

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Discover Social Sciences at Edge Hill

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.


Social Sciences students are based in the Geosciences building. The contemporary facilities combine with a friendly and supportive learning environment to ensure that your studies are a rich and rewarding experience.

Our building features a large lecture theatre, small group teaching rooms, IT facilities and smaller tutorial spaces. There is also a large social area which encourages a more informal and interactive style of learning.