BSc (Hons) — 2025 entry Politics and Sociology

Our BSc Politics and Sociology course will introduce you to the most important social policy questions in the UK, around Europe, and the world, and explore how those who make decisions impact on others. You’ll learn how to think critically about links between politics and the social structures of the modern world whilst gaining skills highly valued by employers.

Key course information

Start date
September 2025
Full time
3 years
Overseas fees
To be confirmed
UCAS code
Stag Hill
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Why choose
this course?

  • At a time of growing inequality, polarisation, and social and political unrest, how can political institutions address deeply rooted problems in society? Our BSc Politics and Sociology course will let you discover and understand the interactions between social and political trends.  
  • Along the way you’ll be able to address the social and political issues behind the biggest debates in contemporary society. 
  • You’ll have the option to take one of our award-winning Professional Training placements that will prepare you for work in industry. 
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Top 5 in the UK

Politics and sociology are both ranked top 5 for overall student satisfaction* in the National Student Survey 2023

6th in the UK

Ranked 6th in the UK and top 50 in the world for sociology in the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2023

11th in the UK

For politics 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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