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Sociology courses

At Hull, Sociology is part of the Department of Criminology and Sociology, which sits in the Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education.


Tailor your degree to your own interests and gain a deep understanding of the theories and methods that sociologists use to make sense of the constantly changing world around us.

Foundation year

Gives you the skills and knowledge for entry on to a degree if you don’t quite meet the academic entry requirements.

Study abroad

We have partnerships with universities across the globe. Depending on your course, you can study for one trimester, or a full year, in another country.

Industrial placement

Work in industry as part of your degree. Depending on your course, you can spend part of your degree on placement. See your course page for specific details.

Integrated Masters

Some courses combine undergraduate and postgraduate study. The integrated Masters year is an extra year after your standard degree.


  • Criminology and Sociology

    Through this combination of subjects, you'll explore the diverse social, cultural, economic and political factors which can cause crime.

Postgraduate Taught

  • MSc in Social Research

    Become a highly sought-after researcher ready to apply your advanced knowledge and practical skills in the work place or in further research.

Postgraduate Research

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At Hull, you'll be well looked after, intellectually challenged, and engaged.

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Studying sociology at Hull means examining the forces and events that are shaping the world around us. What are the causes and consequences of Brexit, for example, or the increase in terrorism attacks?

Our programmes are genuinely global and contemporary in scope.


Our programmes are genuinely contemporary and global in scope. The range of options means you can accumulate a broad understanding of social structures and social life, or a specific area like social anthropology, gender and equality, or religion.

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From day one you'll gain the practical skills used to investigate and explain our constantly changing world. You'll produce all sorts of materials, creating websites, podcasts, posters, photo blogs, and video clips.

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We run events to develop your career awareness, including employer talks, careers fairs and skills workshops.



Whatever you're studying, the library is one of the best places in the country to get your work done. With over a million books, and state-of-the-art technology throughout, there's a good reason that this is one of the most visited places on campus.


Our degrees equip you for employment in a range of professional careers including the media, social and community work, management and administration, the Civil Service and local government.

If choose to specialise in a subject such as religion, gender, race, equality and diversity, your expertise would match careers in urban planning, advertising, ethical investing and consumption, human resources, non-governmental organisations, teaching, law and politics.

* UK domicile full-time first degree leavers, Graduate Outcomes survey for the academic year 2017/18, published by HESA 2020.

92% of students are in work or further study 15 months after graduating*

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Established in 1986, the Centre for Gender Studies was the first of its kind in the UK. Now working as part of a consortium of seven universities across Europe, its intellectually diverse research covers subjects including feminist theory, sexual identity and the global women's movement

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The best way to see if the University of Hull is right for you is to come and visit us. We hold Open Days throughout the year. Book your place now - we'd love to meet you.