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Five Reasons to Study Sociology

Sociology is an increasingly popular course in the UK, and why wouldn't it be? It is perfect if you want to understand how societies work. Read our list of reasons to study a Sociology Degree.

1. Sociology will give you a better understanding of mankind

As a Greek poet once said "many are the wondrous things, and nought more wondrous than man". Sociology's prime benefit is gaining a greater understanding of the complex and confusing yet charmingly simple nature of humans, and the societies in which we organise ourselves. By studying societal behaviour we can make comparisons, attempt to solve issues and gain a rational understanding of some of society's more frustrating habits. This could also make you more employable, due to the fact that the UK employs a broad demographic in their work force, and therefore having a more comprehensive awareness of those cultures must be a good thing. If the idea of delving into human behaviour and analysing our societal dogma has excited that curious mind of yours, then perhaps a Sociology degree is the one for you. 

2. Sociology students report high levels of Student Satisfaction 

Perhaps it is this enigmatic character which leads students to enjoy the subject so much. Whatever the reason, the fact remains that Student Satisfaction is notably high among UK universities. Check out our Subject League Table for Sociology. This means that a degree in Sociology is generally seen as rewarding and stimulating by students, very important factors we're sure you'll agree. Sociology is therefore a course which requires students to put the effort in, and subsequently get a high return through teaching, assessment and knowledge. 

3. Broad skillset 

The skills developed during a Sociology degree are applicable to many areas of work. Improved critical faculties allow students to make rational and measured decisions in the interest of fairness, whereas a synthesis of group and independent projects provide students with skills of teamwork, self-dependence and autonomy. Furthermore, Sociology occasionally offers the chance of studying abroad, instilling skills of multiculturalism in students.  

Check out the CV skills a Sociology degree brings you with our Guide to Studying Sociology.

4. Understand and cope with changes in society

Society as a whole is in a constant state of flux. Studying for a degree in Sociology will help you not only understand what is going on, but assist you in adapting or coping with societal change. Of all the subjects to attract a broad demographic of cultures, Sociology will certainly reap the rewards.

5. Potential for Joint Honours 

Another reason to study Sociology is the potential for combining it with another course. For example, you might want to study both Sociology and Mathematics – or, if you have a flair for foreign languages, try Sociology and Spanish, and for those sociologists with a musical side there is even Sociology with Music. Variety to your degree can help make your university experience that much more vibrant, and Sociology complements this very well.

Use our Course Chooser to find a joint degree with Sociology.