Sociology at UEA offers a distinctive approach to the study of how society works, how culture and people’s identities are created and change over time, how relationship dynamics work in families, how communities change and how power operates within institutions.
We have a large community of experts in Sociology ranging from social and political theorists, who explore and develop the models by which we understand social processes, to specialists in social policy, social work, education and international development.
We have applied research expertise across a diverse range of themes, from work associated with our internationally recognised Centre for Research on Children and Families (CRCF) through to contemporary youth culture, to digital sociology, criminology, gender, inequality, globalisation and creating social change.
Our interdisciplinary approach and focus on social justice build on the founding principles of UEA and therefore bring together Sociologists working in both the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. Sociology at UEA spans the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies, the School of Social Work, the School of Education, the School of International Development and the School of Law.
Your first year gives you core knowledge of Sociology, guiding you in both theory and practice and introducing you to provocative issues that allow you to develop your own particular interests and ideas, and think about how the world is and how it can be.
In your second and third years, you can choose to study from a range of specialist modules located within four pathways:
- The Sociology of Children and Families
- Digital Sociology
- The Sociology of Social Change