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Sociology Degrees

Sociology Degrees

Sociology is the scientific study of society. This includes patterns of social relationships, social interaction and culture. With a degree in sociology you will be popular to employ in many fields ranging from police work to market research, beyond the traditional path of social work.

 
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Sociology
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Master's degree
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Through this Master of Science program, students will explore pressing social problems and social phenomena, learning how to apply social...
MSocSci Sociology
University of Pretoria
Master's degree
Pretoria, South Africa
The MSocSci Sociology is a full-time postgraduate program run by the University of Pretoria. As the most diverse Faculty at...
MSocSci Sociology (Coursework)
University of Pretoria
Master's degree
Pretoria, South Africa
The MSocSci Sociology (Coursework) is a full-time postgraduate program run by the University of Pretoria. As the most diverse Faculty...
Master in Sociology - Intercultural Mediation
University of Wroclaw
Master's degree
Wroclaw, Poland
The master program in sociology with an emphasis on intercultural mediation is offered by the Institute of Sociology at the...
Bachelor in Sociology of Organizations and Public Administration
Latvia University of Agriculture
Bachelor's degree
Jelgava, Latvia
Graduates of the sociology program are specialists having successful careers in a number of professional areas including teaching, research, politics,...
MSocSci Industrial Sociology and Labour Studies (Coursework)
University of Pretoria
Master's degree
Pretoria, South Africa
The MSocSci Industrial Sociology and Labour Studies is a full-time postgraduate program run by the University of Pretoria. As the...
MSocSci Industrial Sociology and Labour Studies
University of Pretoria
Master's degree
Pretoria, South Africa
The MSocSci Industrial Sociology and Labour Studies is a full-time postgraduate program run by the University of Pretoria. As the...
Education and Sociology (Foundation Entry) BA (Hons)
University of Central Lancashire
Bachelor's degree
Preston, England
Are you looking to develop your understanding and knowledge of educational theories, policies and practice, and apply these to past...
MA Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology
Leiden University
Master's degree
Leiden, Netherlands
As a CA-DS master, you will be fully equipped with the scientific skills required to independently design and execute fundamental...
Education and Sociology BA (Hons)
University of Central Lancashire
Bachelor's degree
Preston, England
Are you looking to develop your understanding and knowledge of educational theories, policies and practice, and apply these to past...
Social Policy and Sociology BA (Hons)
University of Central Lancashire
Bachelor's degree
Preston, England
Make a difference, have your say - and help initiate change at an individual, community and societal level. This challenging,...
Sociology and Criminology BA (Hons)
University of Central Lancashire
Bachelor's degree
Burnley, United Kingdom
Studying Sociology alongside Criminology allows for a consideration of social order, social divisions and social processes with an emphasis upon...
Sociology and Psychology BA (Hons)
University of Central Lancashire
Bachelor's degree
Preston, England
How does the individual mind interact with the social world? This flexible degree looks at how identities, thoughts and actions...
Criminology and Sociology BA (Hons)
University of Central Lancashire
Bachelor's degree
Preston, England
How do social differences like race, class and gender make a difference to the way we are perceived and treated...
Bachelor in Sociology
Springfield College
Bachelor's degree
Massachusetts, United States of America
Bachelor in Sociology students at Springfield College in Massachusetts in the States learn how people are influenced by the social...
Sociology and Psychology BA (Hons)
University of Central Lancashire
Bachelor's degree
Preston, England
How does the individual mind interact with the social world? This flexible degree looks at how identities, thoughts and actions...
BA (Hons) Sociology
University of Central Lancashire
Bachelor's degree
Preston, England
Are you interested in exploring how society works? What makes one society different from another? How inequalities persist between men...
Bachelor's Degree in Sociology
University Carlos III of Madrid
Bachelor's degree
Getafe, Spain
The need for professional sociology currently extends to a wide variety of areas and institutions, from the classics such as...
Sociology and Psychology (Foundation Entry) BSc (Hons)
University of Central Lancashire
Bachelor's degree
Preston, England
During your Foundation Entry Year you will study alongside peers from related courses, whilst you gain a broad introduction to...
Masters in Sociology of Organizations and Public Administration
Latvia University of Agriculture
Master's degree
Jelgava, Latvia
Graduates work and have successful careers in a wide variety of areas, such as teaching, research, politics, public administration, municipalities, ...
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
Angelo State University
Bachelor's degree
Texas, United States of America
The Bachelor of Arts in Sociology degree program emphasizes contemporary theories, research and the useful application of knowledge to current...
Bachelor of Science in Sociology
Angelo State University
Bachelor's degree
Texas, United States of America
The Bachelor of Science in Sociology degree program emphasizes contemporary theories, research and the useful application of knowledge to current...
Sociology and Social Research
University of Trento
Doctorate / PhD
Trento, Italy
The main aim of the Doctoral school in sociology and social research is to train top level professionals able to...
Dual Bachelor in Political Science and Sociology
University Carlos III of Madrid
Bachelor's degree
Getafe, Spain
olitics surrounds us and influences our lives from the moment we are born. Health, education, housing, transport, safety… and an...
MSW Employee Assistance Programs (Coursework)
University of Pretoria
Master's degree
Pretoria, South Africa
The MSW Employee Assistance Programs is a full-time postgraduate program run by the University of Pretoria. As the most diverse...
Bachelor in Youth Development
Springfield College
Bachelor's degree
Massachusetts, United States of America
The Bachelor in Youth Development at Springfield College in Massachusetts in the States is anchored in the College’s unique Humanics...
Social Psychology BSc (Hons)
University of Central Lancashire
Bachelor's degree
Preston, England
Have you ever wondered how salesmen and advertisers get us to buy things? Or why cult leaders exert such destructive...
MSc in Gender Studies - Intersectionality and Change
Linköping University
Master's degree
Multiple (2)
The Gender Studies master's program at Linköping University in Sweden provides students with the opportunity to explore how processes of social...
Bachelor of Science in Sociology
Eastern New Mexico University
Bachelor's degree
New Mexico, United States of America
Eastern New Mexico University offers a Bachelor of Science in Sociology programme. Sociology studies the social forces and influences that...
MSc in Chinese Studies
University of Glasgow
Master's degree
Glasgow, Scotland
The masters in Chinese studies degree program at the University of Glasgow offers an introduction to the fascinating and fast-changing...
Sociology and Social Policy
University of Stirling
Bachelor's degree
Stirling, Scotland
Sociology concentrates on analysing and understanding the way in which society works; Social Policy is concerned with the analysis of...
Bachelor in Liberal Arts & Sciences (honors)
Erasmus University College
Bachelor's degree
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Situated in the heart of metropolitan Rotterdam Erasmus University College in the Netherlands, offers an interdisciplinary Bachelor in Liberal Arts...
Holocaust Studies Summer Program
Touro College Berlin
Summer / Short Course
Berlin, Germany
The Holocaust Studies Summer Program at Touro College Berlin in Germany is an education programme on the events and effect...
Masters by Coursework Programme
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Master's degree
Johannesburg, South Africa
The Masters by Coursework Programme at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa is an education programme made...
Master of Arts in Psychology
UUM College of Arts and Sciences
Master's degree
Sintok, Malaysia
The Master of Arts in Psychology at the UUM College of Arts and Sciences in Malaysia is an education programme...
Criminology
University of Stirling
Bachelor's degree
Stirling, Scotland
Why and how do people break the law? How can the criminal justice system define this and how do we...
Health & Social Development Diploma
Okanagan College
Diploma program
British Columbia, Canada
The Health & Social Development Diploma at Okanagan College in British Columbia, Canada is a 2-year education program with 4...
Master of Arts in Social Work
UUM College of Arts and Sciences
Master's degree
Sintok, Malaysia
The Master of Arts in Social Work at the UUM College of Arts and Sciences in Malaysia is an education...
Master in Art Therapy and Counseling
Springfield College
Master's degree
Massachusetts, United States of America
The Master in Art Therapy and Counseling at Springfield College in Massachusetts in the States is approved by the American...
Msc in Counseling
UUM College of Arts and Sciences
Master's degree
Sintok, Malaysia
The Msc in Counseling at the UUM College of Arts and Sciences in Malaysia is an education programme aimed at...
Bachelor of Social Science
University of Tasmania
Bachelor's degree
Tasmania, Australia
The Bachelor of Social Science (BSocSc) is a 3-year full-time program that is also offered on a part-time basis over...
Master of Arts in Islamic Studies
UUM College of Arts and Sciences
Master's degree
Sintok, Malaysia
The Master of Arts in Islamic Studies at the UUM College of Arts and Sciences in Malaysia is an education...
Masters in Forced Migration Studies Programme
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Master's degree
Johannesburg, South Africa
The Masters in Forced Migration Studies Programme at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa is an education...
MSc in Teaching Social Sciences
University of Twente
Master's degree
Twente, Netherlands
The MSc in Teaching Social Sciences at University of Twente is taught in Dutch and is comprised of lectures and...
European and International Studies
University of Trento
Master's degree
Trento, Italy
The Master’s programme in European and International Studies is the result of a close interfaculty collaboration between the Faculties of...
International Foundation Year Program
University of Sussex
Diploma program
Brighton, England
The international foundation year is a two-semester course designed to thoroughly prepare you for an undergraduate degree at the University...
Cross-Cultural Psychology MSc
Brunel University London
Master's degree
Middlesex, England
The Cross-Cultural Psychology MSc degree programme at Brunel University is designed for those with undergraduate degrees in psychology (and related...
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The study of sociology has been alive since the late nineteenth century, when the first sociology course was taught at the University of Kansas, followed a few years later by the University of Chicago. The first school in Europe to offer courses within the field was University of Bordeaux. Since then, the discipline has blossomed and is now offered at most universities around the world, most often with a dedicated department, and a course selection matching the research interests of the employed staff.

Sociology career opportunities

Careers within sociology used to be relatively limited to social work. During later years however, it has become much more common for employers from both private and public sectors to employ sociology graduates due to the knowledge and skills they gain during their studies. What many employers find valuable is not only the specific knowledge of how we work in groups, in larger society and between cultures, but also other general skills taught during the university years. Graduates find work within marketing and market research for example, where their knowledge of society, research methods and interview techniques are highly appreciated. These are skills also valued within the human resources field and journalism, which has attracted a growing number of graduates. A further growing area of employment, especially in Britain, is the police force, which in certain parts of the Commonwealth recruit graduates specifically to combat the bad reputation they have started to suffer. Some professions will require a completion degree in order to gain certification. Examples of such areas are teaching and social work, which are common among sociology graduates. If you know from the start of your studies, that you wish to continue into such a field, make sure that the required courses are included in your degree for admission into your continued path of education.

Studying sociology

A sociology degree can be obtained from a large number of schools worldwide, and is usually considered a branch of social science. Most universities are focused on a select branch of sociology, mainly due to the areas of interest of their staff. The study of sociology involves studying anything from brief contacts between anonymous individuals on the street, to the inner workings of family life. It also includes the study of society on a larger scale within culture and the effects of social rank, ethnicity, gender and so on.

You can usually find what courses are offered at the university, on the institution website. Apart from location, language requirements and costs, it is important for you to make sure the institution of your choice offers the courses that most interest you. If you are interested in research, this will in most cases require a Master's degree, before moving on to a PhD. From here you can continue into an academic career as researcher, or with a post as lecturer.