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Explore the social processes that shape people’s lives around the world.

About the programme

UCAS Code: BA Combined Honours (Y001) 

The scope of sociology is wide and challenging. Your study might include looking at:

  • the relationship between individual and society
  • how societies are socially divided
  • as well as what holds them together

You will bring a critical approach to evidence and argument – using a ‘sociological imagination’.

This means you will learn to look beyond the taken-for-granted accounts of daily practices and society, and to develop the skills to evaluate research.

By studying sociology you'll analyse, explain and interpret.

You'll also develop excellent verbal and written communication skills, which will be invaluable after your graduation and future career.

Taught within the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, relations between our staff and students are relaxed and informal.

We have more than a dozen full-time lecturing staff, with expertise in:

  • sociology
  • anthropology
  • economics
  • political science

Our staff are all research-active, which invigorates our teaching. The quality of our teaching has been recognised as ‘excellent’ in the most recent national teaching quality assessment exercise.

We're committed to maintaining this high standard with ongoing reviews and evaluations.

You may also be interested in finding out about the activities of the Sociology Society


There are no pre-requisites to studying sociology as part of your Combined Honours degree.  


Modules in sociology draw on current research and address many pressing social concerns, such as:

  • homelessness
  • work and unemployment
  • environmental issues
  • racism
  • crime, violence and abuse
  • gender, health, ageing and sexuality


Find out about our typical modules. Modules are subject to change and could differ on an annual basis.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about choosing this subject as part of your Combined Honours degree, contact us and we'll be more than happy to help. 

Subject adviser

Dr Clare Fearon - School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Our address

Combined Honours Centre
9th Level, Henry Daysh Building
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne

Tel: +44 (0)191 208 7479