Why study a Sociology degree at Greenwich?


Hoping to become a Sociology student at Greenwich in September 2023? If so, here’s why we think our sociology degrees are great!

Join us in September 2023 and you’ll embark on a vibrant topic of study with a diverse focus. Our modules cover a range of areas, including: Inequality and Social Change; Migration and Citizenship; the Sociology of Gender and Sexuality; Globalisation: Social and Political Perspectives; and Family and Society. Find out more about our Sociology courses, and the modules on each course, here.

We don’t just focus on the UK either - we incorporate localised, globalised and cultural approaches to analysing these topics. The expertise of the Sociology team, including Dr Sally Mann and Dr Peter Jones, is key here. Moreover, we encourage students to incorporate their own personal experiences in many of their assessments.

Teaching and support

We're ranked 3rd in London in Sociology for student satisfaction in the 2024 Complete University Guide.

You’ll be taught by experts, who can help you specialise in areas in which you have a specific interest. And not only is the teaching ‘on point’ but the pastoral care from tutors comes highly recommended too.


Sociology staff members are involved with the work of the Centre for Applied Sociology, including Dr Elena Vacchelli Elena who is one of the Centre’s directors.

For students, the Faculty’s Office of Undergraduate Research, hosts a yearly conference which may offer students the chance to present and the Sociology team can help to identify local, national and international conferences and symposiums for students to present at. There are also opportunities for student work to be published on blogs and collections.

Employability and careers

What can I do with a Sociology degree?’ This is something the Sociology team is often asked. The simple answer is…. an awful lot! Students have gone on to many different careers, including teaching, social research, local government, non-governmental organisations, working for charities and the police, to name but a few. Some students go on to postgraduate study. Greenwich Sociology students benefit from guidance in this area as Dr Craig Morris, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, is also Employability Lead for the School of Humanities & Social Sciences.

So, what do we do to make Greenwich Sociology students more employable?

  • The development of transferable skills essential for your employability at graduate level are embedded in a range of courses across your years of study.
  • You can undertake, on our full-time mode courses, a placement module in the third year. If you join the sandwich mode version of a course, this sandwich mode enables you to undertake a sandwich placement for a year in a career field which interests you.
  • In the second year of our full-time mode courses, you undertake a module called Working in Sociology. In this you learn how to produce a graduate-level CV, undertake a mock graduate-level job interview and research a project on how to make yourself more employable (based on what the sociological academic research tells us about this).
  • The University puts on many employability-related events each year. These are designed to help you decide on a career and prepare for entering it. We also have our very own Employability & Careers Service, a dedicated employability team on-campus.

In conclusion

We strongly believe that Sociology at Greenwich is exciting, vibrant and provides excellent pastoral care for our students. Our staff are passionate about what they do and work hard to help students reach their potential… and then to surpass it.

We very much hope that you will be able to undertake this journey with us.

Please note: The information above applies only to the University’s Sociology degrees which start in the academic year commencing in September 2023. The information does not apply to degrees starting in any other academic year.