Sociology seeks to answer vital questions about society, mediated communication and criminality. On our courses, you’ll uncover some of the deepest truths about our shared human condition.  

Study at Surrey and you’ll investigate social trends, life in digital societies, contemporary problems relating to crime and social control. You’ll also examine the subtleties of everyday behaviour, lifestyles and identities. 

We are ranked highly for our sociology courses, coming in 2nd in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 and 6th by the Complete University Guide 2022. We are also ranked 7th in communication and media studies by the Complete University Guide 2022 and 9th in the UK for criminology by the Guardian University Guide 2022.