Study sociology at Greenwich and you’ll find yourself tackling the important and often controversial issues in society, including gender, ethnicity, social justice, and global politics.

Sociology at the University of Greenwich

Discover our innovative and vibrant sociology programmes, which offer students the opportunity to study courses covering a range of issues from consumer culture to social justice.

Our courses

We offer sociology as a standalone degree, or combined with history, criminology or psychology. Our degrees are designed to hone your applied research skills in preparation for the workplace. The extended sociology course has a foundation year to prepare you for degree-level study.

Communities and societies

Our active student-led societies offer a space for personal and academic growth, as well as new opportunities to make lasting friendships. Students can take part in activities throughout the year, both through the department and via the wider Students’ Union.

The student sociologist's story

Sharifa's biggest inspiration to come to university was her mother, to fulfil the ambitions to do better, and take up the chance her mother never could.

Research and partnerships

Applied Sociology Research Group

The Applied Sociology Research Group brings together and consolidates research strengths in social policy, sociology, social work, politics, health care, education, human geography environmental geography.

Join us as a research student

As well as providing a rich and fulfilling experience, research programmes at Greenwich are at the leading edge of progress in a range of industries.


Working with industry

Our expert staff, industry-standard facilities and research expertise can help your business grow.

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