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Published: 23 September 2020

Sociology ranked 6th by Guardian University Guide 2021

The University of Surrey’s Sociology BSc (Hons) course has been ranked 6th place in the Guardian University Guide 2021 subject rankings and 1st for graduate employability.

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Sociology studies social behavior, society, patterns of social relationships, social interaction, and culture that surrounds everyday life.

The course has risen by 20 places since last year’s rankings with the course offering a range of modules including: Conceptualising the Social World; Popular Culture in Mediated Societies; Social Divisions and Social Identities; Drugs and Society; and Poverty, Welfare and The State.

Professor Jon Garland, Head of Sociology at the University of Surrey, said: “I’m delighted that the Department of Sociology at Surrey has been rated 6th by the Guardian for sociology. This is fantastic news and due recognition of the hard work and ability of our staff, who are all experts in different areas of sociology.

“This range of expertise means that we can offer cutting-edge modules that reflect the most recent developments in the field, thereby offering students the chance to learn about issues that are at the forefront of debates about crime and criminal justice.”

The Guardian University Guide 2021 produces annual league tables for UK universities plus separate league tables for 54 individual subjects. These rankings are compiled annually to help prospective students identify the leading universities in a particular subject. The rankings are based upon a variety of factors including academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

Read the Guardian University Guide 2021 in more detail.

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