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Congratulations on achieving the results required to study with us! We are really looking forward to welcoming you to our Department this autumn.

If you have some spare time and are interested in getting a head start on looking into some of the main issues you’ll tackle on your degree programme, then we’ve put together a few suggestions for texts you might like to read over the summer.

Reading these books is entirely voluntary and please don't feel that you need to get through them all – you'll certainly be doing plenty of reading once you’re here. You don’t need to buy any of the books, but you should hopefully be able to access some of them either in a library or online. These readings will certainly help get you into 'sociology mode' before you get here.

  • Godfrey, J (2014) Reading and Making Notes (Pocket Study Skills). Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Bauman, Z & T. May (2001) Thinking Sociologically, Oxford. Blackwell.
  • Giddens, A, and Phillip W. Sutton (eds) (2010) Sociology Introductory Readings, Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • Mills, C Wright (1959) The Sociological Imagination, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Cohen, R & P. Kennedy (2013) Global Sociology. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Bryman, A (2015) Social Research Methods, 5th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Or you might fancy taking a look at some sociology websites. Here are a couple of good ones which I recommend:

And as always, if you have any particular questions you can get in touch with us at any time by email at or phone on +44 (0)24 7652 4771 . We'd love to hear from you!

Best Wishes,
Tina and Goldie

Tina MacSkimming, Undergraduate Programmes Officer
Goldie Osuri, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Andre Celtel, Director of student Experience and Progression

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"I chose to study at the University of Warwick because of the amazing opportunities available at this university, as well as the the reputation for its teaching within the Sociology department. I chose to study Sociology after I studied it at college because I fell in love with the subject. I found the ability to look into the structures and subcultures within society and understand why we live the way we do, compelling. In addition, I was captured by the variety of modules available for study at Warwick University and I can’t wait for my next three years studying here."

- Mel Fletcher, BA Sociology