Sociology and Criminology

Study at a university ranked 9th in the UK for sociology*. Browse our sociology modules below, and if you’re unsure what to study, follow our top tips for how to choose a module.

Students in a seminar at the University of Sussex

Browse our modules

You can see our full list of sociology modules below.

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Year 3

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Follow our top tips for choosing your modules. You can also find out about our teaching structure, assessment process and how your credits transfer back to your home institution.

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Which school will I study in?

You'll study in the Department of Sociology which is part of the School of Law, Politics and Sociology. 

Our academics are experts in topics such as social justice, gender inequalities, identity, health care and migration. 

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Our sociology research

Our researchers are influencing and driving public debates and policy developments worldwide. We strive to better understand our world by developing a deeper theoretical understanding, and seek to innovate across sociology, criminology, and numerous interdisciplinary fields.

Our research influences the way we teach, and you learn from academics at the forefront of their fields.

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 *QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020  **(Our campus is nine minutes by train from Brighton & Hove) survey by accommodation providers Student Living by Sodexo. Rankings based on full undergraduate degree at Sussex.

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