BA Social Science open day - Saturday 1 December

Do you want the opportunity to realise your potential? Our BA Social Science will give you a firm grounding in the social sciences and prepare you to progress to one of our social science degrees.

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Top 5 in the UK

We are delighted to be ranked top 5 in the UK for Social Policy (The Guardian University Guide, 2019)

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Link to Leeds gives international students the opportunity to talk directly to some of our current international students

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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.

Enhance your experience

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.


in the UK for student experience

Times Higher Education Survey, 2018

Study abroad


Work placement


Clubs and societies

Leeds University Union offers over 300 clubs and societies to help you love your time at Leeds.

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.”

Studying with us

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.

Top 10

most targeted by leading employers

High Fliers Survey, 2018

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We'll support you to plan your future from your first day studying with us.



of graduates were in work or further study within 6 months

Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, 2018


in the Russell Group for student satisfaction in sociology

National Student Survey, 2018

Top 5

in the UK for Social Policy

Guardian university league tables, 2019