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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.

100% of our BA (Hons) Sociology graduates are in employment or further study 15 months after graduation (Graduate Outcomes 2018/19).

We’re 2nd in the North West for Student Experience (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 – Sociology).

Childhood & Youth Studies

BA (Hons)

Explore the lives of children and young people in the UK and across the globe. Discover the knowledge and insight that a social science perspective can provide. Learn about yourself and be equipped for working with children and young people.

Course Length:
3 years, 6 years
Example Offers:
104-112 UCAS Tariff points
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Childhood & Youth Studies and Criminology

BA (Hons)

Examine the lives of children and young people in the UK and across the globe. Explore all aspects of crime and the criminal justice system. And investigate the interaction between these two fascinating areas.

Course Length:
3 years, 6 years
Example Offers:
104-112 UCAS Tariff points
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Childhood & Youth Studies and Sociology

BA (Hons)

Examine issues that impact the lives and development of children and young people from a sociological perspective. Explore how society works and changes. Discover the experiences of others on field trips in the UK and Europe.

Course Length:
3 years, 6 years
Example Offers:
104-112 UCAS Tariff points
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Criminology and Sociology

BA (Hons)

Immerse yourself in the study of crime, harm and the criminal justice system. Understand how society works and changes. Prepare for a wide range of potential careers and visit London and a European city as part of your course.

Course Length:
3 years, 5 years
Example Offers:
104-112 UCAS Tariff points
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Early Childhood Studies

BA (Hons)

What is the nature of childhood? Is it different around the world? Study early childhood studies with us to explore international perceptions and realities of childhood. Expand your learning further on field trips across the UK and Europe.

Course Length:
3 years, 6 years
Example Offers:
104-112 UCAS Tariff points
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Early Childhood Studies and Sociology

BA (Hons)

Study the perceptions and realities of children and early childhood. Explore how society works and changes and take part in field trips in the UK and Europe to see these ideas from different perspectives around the world.

Course Length:
3 years, 6 years
Example Offers:
104-112 UCAS Tariff points
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Education and Sociology

BA (Hons)

Interested in individuals’ unique journeys through life? Join us to look at how the UK education system shapes futures, and understand how the organisations and groups through which we live our lives impact our identity, values and wellbeing.

Course Length:
3 years
Example Offers:
104-112 UCAS Tariff points
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Politics and Sociology

BA (Hons)

Discover how political ideas and initiatives shape societies as you immerse yourself in political analysis, expand your sociological imagination, and relate social and cultural themes to real-world political events.

Course Length:
3 years, 5 years
Example Offers:
112-120 UCAS Tariff points
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Sociology

BA (Hons)

Interested in why humans think and behave so differently? Understand the world around you on our sociology degree. Critically analyse social and cultural settings and apply your knowledge to different issues on field trips in the UK and Europe.

Course Length:
3 years, 6 years
Example Offers:
104-112 UCAS Tariff points
Location:
Edge Hill University

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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.

Facilities

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

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Open days are suitable whether you are looking to study an undergraduate programme or postgraduate course. Attending an open day provides an opportunity for you, and your family, to see our beautiful campus.

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