Degrees and courses

Sociology at Birmingham offers a number of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Masters degree programmes, as well as an active PhD programme.

Undergraduate degrees

Study in the School of Government and Society and you will have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of exciting and forward thinking undergraduate programmes with the opportunity to examine some of the most important political issues of the 21st century.

Single honours:

Joint Honours:

Degrees with year abroad:

The  Birmingham study abroad programme has a long-standing reputation for attracting students from across the world.

Sociology Undergraduate Brochure (PDF 1.21MB).

Masters degrees

With this Masters degree you are able to explore critically the development of social and political theory and the key current debates. The sociological component of this degree is run by the Social Theory research cluster, which has strengths in: critical theory; postmodernism; critical realism; the philosophy of the social sciences; theories of modernity; social movements, and reflexivity.

Research degrees

Completing a research degree develops specialist knowledge in your field and professional skills for a range of business settings. Whether you're interested in a career in academia or in the private or government spheres, you will be equipped with valuable skills that will make you competitive, no matter your chosen career path.