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Why study Sociology at Brunel?

Gain insights into important contemporary social and cultural issues in a vibrant and friendly environment.

By studying Sociology at Brunel, you’ll learn from experts who are researching the latest social, economic, cultural and political trends and issues plus specialise in communications in a vibrant and friendly environment. An overarching theme of our sociology degrees is the changing nature of society and culture.  

By studying Sociology in our department you will develop a critical understanding of a range of important contemporary social issues including: race and racism, war and propaganda, identity and intersectionality, the digital revolution and the power of social media, colonialism and decolonisation, the challenges of urban life, comedy and satire and many more.

Sociology at Brunel is not limited to the classroom. You’ll have the opportunity to broaden your mind by going on field trips, accessing internships and placements and meeting guest speakers from across a range of industries, public authorities and the creative and cultural sector - hearing first-hand experiences and applying this to the real world.

A degree in sociology will equip you with the necessary transferable skills for a successful career whatever your chosen field is such as critical thinking, data analysis, public speaking, communication and interaction, teamwork, creative skills and leadership.

It is for this reason that our sociology graduates earn in the top quartile for graduate income and are working in graduate jobs for Disney, Sky, Daily Express, NHS and a variety of public and private sectors including social work, EDI, healthcare, the cultural and creative industries, HR, marketing, teaching, journalism, lobbying, government, international development, campaigning and fundraising to name just a few or pursuing postgraduate research in other top UK universities.

Make your mark with a Brunel Sociology degree

Postgraduate courses

Gain a critical perspective of the contemporary media and cultural landscape

Research and PhD programmes

Draw on our cutting-edge research expertise by our internationally-recognised academics for your PhD