Sociology

Investigating the most interesting questions about society and the individual's place within it, our Department of Sociology is one of the UK's best and a world leader in the development of social-research methodology.

Our sociology programmes are ranked top ten by the Guardian University Guide 2017, The Complete University Guide 2017 and The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016. 

Our Sociology courses

Undergraduate courses

Postgraduate Study (Taught)

Postgraduate Study (Research)

Why study sociology at surrey?

My Surrey experience - Hannah Kilvington, BSc (Hons) Sociology

"Studying Sociology allows you to think about what you are learning in a different way to many other subjects, and allows you to link these ideas with the world around you, both in the past and present day."

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My Surrey experience - Khulani Gavin Nyathi, BSc (Hons) Sociology

"The diversity on campus is enthralling. I learn something about a different culture everyday."

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During my time at Surrey I have studied at the University of Maryland in the US as well as Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. My experiences abroad have made me grow in ways I never thought were possible.

Khulani Gavin Nyathi, BSc (Hons) Sociology

Why Surrey?

Why we chose Surrey

Our students explain why they decided to come to Surrey and share what they love about living and studying here.

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Surrey named University of the Year

We’re proud to be University of the Year and University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.

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Surrey in a single word

We challenged our students to sum up the University of Surrey using just one word.

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2,300+ partner organisations

Over the past five years, more than 2,300 partner organisations have worked with us to give students valuable experience in the professional environment.

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