School of Sociology and Social Policy

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Sociology and social policy at Nottingham

Thanks for visiting our open day. Getting a feel for our campus, our community, and speaking to academics is only the start of your University of Nottingham experience. Here’s the chance to explore other resources that will give you further insight into life here.

The School of Sociology and Social Policy is a vibrant and diverse centre for social science teaching and research. Our courses allow you to explore how societies work - and what can be done when they don't.

This is the place where the world meets to change it

Current emphasis on social justice, welfare reforms, austerity measures, immigration, crime, community and identity mean there has never been a better time to study sociology or criminology and learn how we can all make a difference in society.

Recent graduates have been successful in developing diverse careers in the public and private sectors. Roles include journalist, broadcaster, housing assistant, policy officer, finance analyst, and human support worker.

Career destinations

Our Faculty Placement Programme gives you the chance to gain valuable real-world experience and build your confidence, so you feel ready to achieve your goals after graduating.

Placement opportunities

Study abroad options at Nottingham offer another exciting opportunity to take your learning outside the classroom, exploring new cultures and making new friends.

Study abroad programmes



Take a look at the varied modules you could be taking as a second-year student. Our experienced academics give you an understanding into each module across various courses, and share with you their passion for each subject.

Below, Dr Elena Genova introduces the module '#Sociology: Identity, Self and Others in a Digital Age'.



How to apply

If you're applying for a full-time undergraduate degree course (even if you already hold a degree), you must apply through UCAS. Information about applying is available on the UCAS website, or from your school, college, or local careers centre. 

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School of Sociology and Social Policy

Law and Social Sciences building
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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