What will I learn?

Are you curious about how societies work, develop and transform? Do you wonder about how societies can promote the welfare of individuals and families? Our Sociology and Social Policy joint honours programme offers you the opportunity to analyse these questions from a theoretical and practical perspective. The School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research offers a large choice of specialist modules on race, social change, criminal justice, disability and the arts. Our academics are internationally recognised for their expertise in sociological theory and their varied research gives you the opportunity to study diverse areas ranging from street culture to terrorism. Our modules and creative forms of assessment are designed to stimulate your thinking and prepare you for a job market looking for versatile and innovative individuals.In your first year, you study the fundamentals of sociology and social policy. You then learn how to apply and conduct qualitative and quantitative sociological research. During all stages of your studies, you have the opportunity to choose specialist modules that suit your interests and include topics like health policy; poverty, inequality and social security; gender; political change; crime; race and work. In your final year of study, there is an option to complete a dissertation module on a subject of your choice.Both Sociology (UCAS code L300 at institution K24) and Social Policy and Social Change (UCAS code L430 at institution K24) are also available as single honours degrees.

Which department am I in?

School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available

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Start date

17 September 2022


Main Site

Recruitment and Admissions Office, The Registry,,

Darwin Road,



CT2 7NZ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

for those with a relevant science qualification. For those without a relevant science qualification, our standard offer is BB.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Kent

The University of Kent has been awarded the highest rating in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework.

  • GBP 197M investment in facilities and resources until 2020-21
  • 3 of Kent’s subject areas are ranked among world’s top 100
  • Winner of Outstanding Support for Students THE 2017 award
  • 96%+ graduates in 2016 were in employment within 6 months