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 offer excellent graduate prospects, with 92 per cent of our undergraduate and 90 per cent of our postgraduate taught graduates in employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2023, HESA).

We are ranked top 5 in the UK for overall student satisfaction* in sociology by the National Student Survey 2023 and 7th in the UK for sociology in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024.

*Measured by % positivity across all questions for all providers listed in the Guardian University Guide League Tables.

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