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Sociology’s central question is: how is social life possible?

By cultivating something called a ‘sociological imagination’, our degree offers students a way to critically assess the way social life is ordered and patterned, and the ideas, beliefs and desires that shape the world in which we live.

By studying sociology at Cardiff, you will be taught by world-leading experts in their fields of inquiry. Our research specialisms include the sociology of science and technology, disabilities and stigma, health, illness and the body, as well as gender and sexuality, social class, ethnomethodology, and more.

We offer the following sociology degree pathways:

I've really enjoyed the varied choice of my studies. As a sociology student, having the opportunity to choose modules in criminology has been really interesting.
Emily Winstone Sociology (BSC), 2023