Undergraduate Sociology degrees


Degree listing

BA (Hons) Anthropology & Sociology

Anthropology and sociology deal with human behaviours in their social context. This degree gives you a comprehensive grounding in these converging subjects, so you'll develop an understanding of their shared traditions and differences in perspective.

  • Anthropology

BA (Hons) Criminology

Explore the nature and social impact of crime and investigate the subject from a critical and sociological perspective. You'll graduate with the skills and experience suitable for a wide range of careers in the policy, legal, criminal justice, academic and civil sectors. You could find a job as a youth worker, counsellor, police or probation officer – or pursue a career in human rights, counter-terrorism or the intelligence services.

  • Sociology

BA (Hons) Media & Sociology

This interdisciplinary degree gives you the opportunity to explore sociological and communications theories alongside media practice, and to develop a critical analysis of media, communications and culture from historical and contemporary viewpoints.

  • Media, Communications and Cultural Studies

BA (Hons) Religion & Society

Religion is one of the most important social forces shaping our world today. This course will teach you about the ways it interacts with all aspects of society, from communications to politics and gender.

  • Anthropology

BA (Hons) Sociology

Sociology is a craft and a vocation, and engaging with it can be life-changing. Once you’ve acquired a sociological imagination, the world is never quite the same.

  • Sociology

BA (Hons) Sociology & Chinese

This degree provides intensive Mandarin language tuition, one year at a top Chinese university in Beijing, and analytical sociological skills for you to understand and actively engage in a global world in which China is a major superpower.

  • Sociology

BA (Hons) Sociology & Politics

This degree gives you a thorough grounding in sociology and politics, in methods of social and political research, and in interdisciplinary approaches to political analysis.

  • Sociology

BA (Hons) Sociology with Criminology

Explore how societies are organised, and how people are united and divided. Within the context of modern forms of power, examine the nature of crime and criminality from a critical, sociological perspective.

  • Sociology

Why study Sociology at Goldsmiths?

Sociology at Goldsmiths is active, contemporary and inventive. We are as interested in the global issues of poverty and injustice as we are in the micro issues of identity and presentation of self. Goldsmiths’ Department of Sociology pushes the discipline forward. As pioneers in ‘live sociology’, we focus on social issues, using innovative methods and celebrating the sociological imagination. You’ll delve into the topics of class and stratification, race, gender, and power, as well as the digital, the body, culture and cities.

  • We’re ranked among the world’s best. Research Excellence Framework 2014 rankings placed Goldsmiths 9th in the UK for the quality of our sociology research, and the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015 have placed us 45th in the world.
  • We’re experimental. You’ll get to test out your ideas and get to take part in the latest developments in the field. All our staff teach their own specialisms, which means you’ll be the first to find out about the latest research.
  • We are active. You’ll be generating data of your own, conducting primary research, and experiencing what it means to be a sociologist from day one. Your first-class data analysis skills will set you up for success in your future career.

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Sociology at Goldsmiths