Are you interested in analysing the pressing issues of today’s society - such as globalisation or inequality? If so, our sociology courses could be ideally suited to your inquisitive mind.

  • Research active teaching staff* bring these subjects to life by focusing on contemporary issues, and using a range of methods.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to go on exciting field trips*. Previous students have visited Berlin to explore post-war Germany and memorialisation, and to Sicily to examine anti-Mafia organisations.
  • We have strong links with relevant organisations throughout the UK, which currently includes local authorities, Coventry Refugee Centre and Coventry Haven.
  • If you want a career shaping policy or working for social action, our graduates have gone on to work in government, education, research, charity leadership and management.
  • We are ranked No.1 in the Midlands for career prospects for Criminology in the Guardian University Guide 2021.

Our Sociology facilities

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The Library

The Lanchester Library has a team of librarians who can give you specialist help and support. You’ll also have access to subject-specific databases of journal articles related to sociology and criminology.

A student taking notes in a prison cell

Prison cells

Our Criminology students can use our mock cells to experience the practical aspects of life in prison.




Academic support staff assisting student at desk

Academic support

No matter which degree you’re studying, you’ll find a lot of support on campus, including the Centre of Academic Writing and sigma, which offers mathematics and statistics support.


More than a course

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