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 98 per cent of our undergraduate and 100 per cent of our postgraduate graduates in employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes survey 2022, HESA).

We are ranked 2nd for sociology and 1st in the UK for media studies in the National Student Survey 2022 and 7th in the UK for sociology in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023.