School of Sociology and Social Policy

Undergraduate Courses

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All of our undergraduate degrees in the School of Sociology and Social Policy explore how societies work, and what can be done when they do not.

We offer a wide range of optional modules, including choices from other disciplines, and a flexible system which allows you to tailor your degree to your own interests and career aspirations.

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We are ranked:

  • 9th for social work
  • 9th for social policy 

in the UK in The Complete University Guide 2025


Undergraduate degree courses

We offer the following single and joint honours undergraduate degree programmes:

Criminology BA

On our BA Criminology, you’ll explore crime, victimisation and crime control, drawing on insights from social policy, sociology, law, psychology, politics, history, and the media.

Criminology and Sociology BA

This degree will broaden and deepen your understanding of crime, victimisation and crime control as well as your appreciation of the broader social and cultural context in which they occur.

Sociology BA

On our BA Sociology, you'll develop an understanding of how society is organised both locally and globally and will consider the experience of diverse individuals and groups.

Social Work BA

Our BA Social Work is regulated by Social Work England, and includes all the essential professional elements required to qualify and register as a social worker.

Studying sociology has captured my imagination and allowed me to develop new interest areas to pursue in later study and life. It is both challenging and rewarding, with the staff maintaining my interest, expanding my horizons and supporting me the whole way.
Tilly Stone, BA Sociology

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Academic and English language support

We offer pre-sessional English language courses to improve your language level to meet the entry requirements for your degree. There is continued support while you study with us, with courses, consultations and drop-ins available.

English language support



School of Sociology and Social Policy

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

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