Explore the nature and role of the media in society and the way in which social processes can be analysed and explained.
You learn from experts who influence debates on topics from gender inequality to the role of media in the cultural and social world.
Outside the classroom, you gain hands-on experience through research placements and student media projects.
And with 24/7 access to specialist facilities – including a news room, edit suites and a sound-proofed studio – you can access the equipment you need whenever suits you.
Recent Department of Sociology graduates have started jobs as:
digital media executive, McCann Manchester
project developer, Fareshare Sussex
event and marketing assistant, The Brighton & Hove Triathlon.
(HESA EPI, Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2015)
Your future career
By studying Sociology and Media Studies you gain practical, communication, critical thinking and analytical skills. You’ll also develop media awareness.
Our graduates work in government, health, social welfare, public and human relations, journalism and business. You’ll also be prepared for jobs in media and communications. This includes working:
in press offices and public relations departments
for media organisations and institutions
towards a career in the creative and cultural industries.