Department of Sociology and Criminology

Undergraduate study

Studying at Sussex allows you to not only learn about sociology and/or criminology but also to specialise in different areas through electives, pathways and joint-honours courses.

Key facts about Sociology and Criminology at Sussex
  • you can choose from a range of single and joint honours Sociology courses, giving you the chance to combine sociology with subjects including criminology, cultural studies, international development, media and modern languages
  • you’ll benefit from our research-led teaching through the optional modules we offer, on topics from gender inequalities to health care and globalisation
  • you can enhance your studies by applying to studying abroad for a term or even a year at a range of universities worldwide
  • you benefit from being only ten minutes away from Brighton, one of the UK’s most open minded and tolerant cities with a range of community organisations
  • you gain the skills you need for your future career through developing research and transferable skills.
Sociology at Sussex

"I always loved Sociology but had a real interest in the slightly more obscure topic choices. Sussex most definitely offered these and it suited me better than other universities I looked at.

"You have the option to stick to classical topics but the other modules were the real pull for me."

Romi Nakkeeran, BA Sociology