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Studying Sociology

What to look forward to

We're one of the oldest Criminology and Sociology Departments and studying here will connect you with criminology research and key industry, like the police and youth offending teams.

Get hands-on experience to prepare you for life after graduation

Our sociology courses aim to prepare you for your future career by giving you real-world experience before you graduate.

You’ll have the option to take a placement in your third year as a module or you can extend your programme to four years and do a full year of work experience.

You’ll also get hands-on experience from our variety of practical projects throughout your degree. Most of our modules include a practical assignment like group projects, presentations, and more.

You can also take a module on volunteer experience, so you can earn credits to graduation for doing good in the community.

Specialise your learning with optional modules and a placement

Sociology is a broad subject with many different career paths you can pursue during your studies.

As your lectures and seminars begin, you will identify certain modules that align more with your passions and career aspirations and to ensure you can specialise your learning to your interests, you will be able to select from a range of modules in year two.

On top of this, you can decide to take either a term-long or year-long placement to specialise your learning even further, whilst simultaneously boosting your employability prospects post-graduation.

Impactful partnerships to help you succeed in your career

We partner with many organisations to ensure you’re prepared for graduation.

You’ll interact with them through field work, projects, and guest lectures where you’ll take your theory from the classroom and apply it to real-world issues. We partner with a variety of organisations from the Met Police to local councils.

You’ll also have the opportunity to expand your network through our links to the industry. Whether you’re looking to take on a placement or for work after graduation, we’ll connect you to the right people and organisations, no matter your area of interest.

Bringing our research expertise into the classroom

You’ll be joining one of the most innovative and forward-thinking Criminology and Sociology Departments in the country when you join us at Middlesex.

This research comes to life in our variety of specialist routes and optional modules. You can choose to specialise through our pathways in either Criminology or Psychology, or you can build expertise in your area of interest through optional modules on topics like sexuality and society, health and disability, or race and social justice.

You’ll also be taught by some of the most respected academic researchers in the country. Some of our notable lecturers are Dr Herminder Kaur, who explores topics of young people and digital media or our Head of Department, Kevin McDonald, whose areas of research cover radicalisation in the UK, France and USA.

From our practical teaching methods and industry network to our incredible research staff, we know that studying sociology at Middlesex University will set you up for a successful career.

No matter your area of interest or career goals, we are here to help you along your journey and ensure you are equipped to practice in an ever-changing world.

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