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Why study with us

In an increasingly globalised and fast-changing world, it has never been more important to understand the behaviours, attitudes and motivations of people and how opportunity and success is shaped by our interactions with the institutions and structures that surround us.


Placements and studying abroad

Extend your study to four years, spending a year on professional placement or studying abroad.


Excellent research

Rated 3rd in the UK for our research in Sociology (Research Excellence Framework 2014).



94% of our graduates were in employment and/or further study six months after graduating. (DLHE 2016/17)

Our talks and videos

Studying social sciences at Cardiff University

Our virtual open day presentation gives a flavour of our undergraduate Social Science courses, how we teach, and the additional opportunities available as part of your degree.

You can also view all of our social sciences subject videos on our YouTube playlist.

School of Social Sciences

Find out more about studying at the School of Social Sciences.

The highlight of my degree was conducting my dissertation, as I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to go to New Zealand for a placement over the summer of my second year. I was based at the University of Auckland, carrying out research in schools.
Megan Whiteley BSc Human and Social Sciences

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Life as a social science student

We are very proud of our student community and are committed to helping you enjoy your time in Cardiff.

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A safe campus experience for 2020/21

We're putting protective measures in place to ensure your time with us is safe and enjoyable during these unprecedented times.

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Guaranteed accommodation

If you arrive in September, you're guaranteed a single occupancy room, and you'll be allocated with other first-year students.

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Student support

Get free, impartial and confidential advice on disability and dyslexia, money, careers, counselling and more.

Next steps


View all social science undergraduate courses

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How to apply

Everything you need to know about our application process.