Undergraduate Study: Sociology

Sociology at Newcastle is for open-minded students who ask questions about the social worlds around them and who question ‘common sense’. Sociology provides you with the tools to examine social structures, social identities and social change, and to address contemporary issues of social divisions and inequalities in the UK and across the world. Our programmes also offer you the chance to study social anthropology alongside sociology at all three stages.

Our Degree Programmes

At Newcastle we offer the following degree programmes:

You can also study our modules as part of:


Why study Sociology at Newcastle?

Study in a flexible, challenging, supportive and rewarding environment

The expertise of our academic staff covers all aspects of sociology, giving you a wide variety of study options to shape your sociology degree. Programmes at Newcastle are intellectually challenging, stimulating and satisfying, and you’ll have the resources, support and encouragement you need to realise your potential.

Study abroad

There are many opportunities for you to study abroad, whether this is for one term or a full year. We have exchange agreements with a wide range of universities across Europe and beyond, including in North America and Australasia.

Make a career

Every year, our graduates enter careers in politics-related fields across the UK, Europe, and the world.

Visit us

If you are thinking of applying, come learn more about sociology and our degree programmes by attending one of our University Open Days, open to all prospective applicants. Undergraduate applicants who receive an offer will also be invited to attend one of our Visit Days.

Study with us

Applications are made online through UCAS; if you have any questions about studying Sociology at Newcastle please contact us on +44 (0)191 208 3921 or email sociologyadmissions@ncl.ac.uk.

Tuition fees and funding

The university offers a number of bursaries and fees reductions for undergraduate students that you may be eligible for. More information can be found in the Student Finance section of the university website.

Contact us

If you have any questions about coming to study with us our or degree programmes, please email us at sociologyadmissions@ncl.ac.uk or call our office on +44 (0) 191 208 3921.