Sociology isn’t for the faint-hearted. It addresses the challenging issues of our time making our sociology degrees thought-provoking, interesting and stimulating.
Sociologists examine societies, institutions and other social forces like globalisation, to understand how they shape people’s beliefs, behaviours and identities. They can also look for solutions to problems and possibilities for change.
It’s hard to get bored by sociology. At the University of South Wales, you’ll study diverse sociological theories and topics, from consumerism to communism, racism to royalty, and trade unions to TV advertising.
Attending an open day, whether online or on-campus, is the ideal way to learn more about our courses and get a feel of what it's like to study a sociology degree at the University of South Wales.
Speak to the lecturers and expert staff who teach the courses, take tours of our campuses and facilities, view accommodation, speak to our advice team about placement and sociology career opportunities and discuss finances. Plus, speak to current students and hear about their experiences first hand.
Our lecturers have extensive knowledge in areas such as social policy, nationalism, religion and the politics of climate change to name a few. Social Policy students also have access to the Global Choices Series, featuring high profile guest speakers including Sir John Major and Lady Shami Chakraba
Membership with the British Sociological Association is open to all University of South Wales students and graduates. There are many benefits to this such as access to online archives, journal subscriptions and regular newsletters.
Sociology at USW has a partnership with Howest University in Belgium, providing arange of student exchange opportunities Studying abroad is a great way to enhance your CV and gain an international perspective on your studies. Students have spent time studying in Europe, the USA and further afield as part of their degree.
With campuses in Pontypridd, Cardiff and Newport, you can enjoy all that South Wales has to offer – city life, night life and culture, stunning beaches and breathtaking countryside.
Many of our lecturers are at the forefront of their field, producing world-leading research and contributing to advances within their area of expertise.
Meet friends for life, join clubs and societies, experience campus life, benefit from a huge array of facilities and equipment and study a course that will shape the rest of your life.
Dedicated onsite and online support, advice and mentoring will ensure you're heard and supported. Our support services are at the forefront of addressing the challenges that modern-life brings.
Employability is at the heart of everything. So much so that a lot of our teaching is informed by what happens in the real world and the skills you’ll need for your chosen career.
Many of our courses have accreditation from professional, statutory or regulatory bodies. This allows you to gain a qualification recognised in your profession, such as an ACCA or LPC.