Top 15 for Sociology

We’re ranked top 15 in the UK for Sociology in both the Complete University Guide, 2024

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School of Sociology and Social Policy - Undergraduate

Undergraduate degrees

We're living in times of dramatic social, political and economic change, nationally, internationally and globally. Studying a social science degree couldn't be more exciting or timely. Your time as a student in the School of Sociology and Social Policy will bring together the knowledge, skills, connections, experience and confidence that you need to succeed after graduation.

You can also combine the study of sociology with a range of other subjects as part of the cross-disciplinary BA Liberal Arts degree.

Please note: our BA Social Policy with Enterprise option is no longer available from September 2023.

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Your time at Leeds will involve much more than your academic studies. We offer a broad range of opportunities that will complement or expand your degree, helping you develop your skills and gain important life experience.

Top 15

in the UK for sociology and social policy

The Guardian University League Tables 2024

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Carys Eaglestone
Student | BA Sociology
“In my second year I was social and sports secretary for the School's society 'SocSoc'. I started a netball team to play in the intramural league against other courses. It also involved organised social activities to bring together all year groups.”

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A great educational experience should be one that inspires. At Leeds we aim to inspire you with a cutting edge curriculum, delivered by academic experts who have a wealth of professional and research experience.


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Top 15

in the UK for social policy

The Complete University Guide 2024

Top 15

in the UK for sociology

The Complete University Guide, 2024

Top 15

in the UK for sociology and social policy

The Guardian University League Tables 2024