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 and The Complete University Guide 2017. 

Our Sociology courses

Undergraduate courses

Postgraduate Study (Taught)

Postgraduate Study (Research)

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Short Courses

Why study sociology at surrey?

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

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

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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

Surrey in a single word

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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