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Why study sociology at Warwick?

You will be joining one of the country’s top sociology departments, with an international reputation and an international perspective. Our curriculum offers a comprehensive and current foundation with a diverse range of specialist options.

Ranking 44th in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2017, we are internationally renowned for our research and teaching in sociology. We are also rated as one of the top UK departments, as confirmed by our consistently highly placing across the range of national leagues tables: rated 6th in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2018 and 10th by the Complete University Guide 2018.

Our undergraduate teaching programme is designed by high-calibre academics whose research is published and discussed around the world. This means that our sociology courses are fresh, relevant and will introduce you to the latest thinking, underpinned by cutting-edge research.

We offer you a wide variety of classic and contemporary topic areas, refreshing our portfolio in line with student feedback and the latest developments in the subjects.

Your course will be interesting and well-taught, and we’ll make sure you get the feedback and resources you need to reach your potential. This is confirmed by the National Student Survey where 90% of our students said they were satisfied with the overall quality of their course; 90% said that staff are good at explaining things and 88% stated that they find the course to be intellectually stimulating. You’ll develop important transferable skills that are highly valued by employers, such as quantitative and qualitative research methods, critical analyses, advanced capabilities in oral and written communication, project management and team work.

You will be taught through a mixture of traditional and innovative methods, including undertaking your own research, which you will have the opportunity to publish in the student founded and led Warwick Sociology Journal or Warwick’s internationally refereed Reinvention: A Journal of Undergraduate Research.

The Student Experience

"I chose to study at Warwick specifically because primarily about the wide range of content they had available on the course. A lot of the other universities I had looked at for sociology degrees offered courses only really focussing on either research methods or more theoretical content. Warwick on the other hand offers a wide range of both, which is crucial to get the most out of the discipline as a whole. Otherwise the department is one of the best in the country, as well as the university itself, which gave me an assurance as to the quality of the experience here, which was not wrong. The open day as well that me and my parents came to really showed how fantastic all the staff are at getting across the sheer excitement of sociology and how it can transform the way you see the everyday, something the staff here are brilliant at!"

-Dan Smitherman, BA Sociology