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Sociology and Social Policy 

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Why Study Sociology and Social Policy?

Sociology is the study of the social nature of human existence, how societies are organised and how we experience life. As people we are always involved in social relationships with one another. By studying Sociology, you’ll be asking challenging and exciting questions such as:

  • How does your occupation still affect how long you will live?
  • How do gender, religion and ethnic background affect your chances in life?
  • Is conflict inevitable?
  • What gives you ‘identity’?
  • Where do beliefs and values come from?
  • Does the media affect our personal lifestyle choices?
  • Has technology outrun our capacity to control it?

You can also study Sociology through the medium of Welsh on the BA Cymdeithaseg gyda Pholisi Cymdeithasol. 

Social Policy is about the world in which we live and how our needs for security and welfare are met. You will look at it from a global perspective ranging from its roots in Victorian Britain to the challenges of world poverty today. You’ll be looking for answers to questions such as:

  • How do we address poverty and inequality?
  • What are the solutions to the housing crisis?
  • What will be the impact of climate change on social policies?
  • What is the role of the State, voluntary and private sector organisations and civil society in meeting Social Policy goals?

There are so many support services available to help us students as and when we need it. That's on top of the excellent support we receive from our lecturers and personal tutors.


Lleucu Myrddin,  Sociology and History

Do you have a question about life as a Bangor University student? Our ambassadors will be happy to help you find the answer.

They can tell you more about studying here, about the amazing Clubs and Societies we have, and how they made friends and settled into life at university as a Sociology and Social Policy student. 



If you have any questions about the course, our lecturers are on hand to help. Below are some examples of frequently asked questions. Can you think of any more? 

  • What are the qualities of a successful Sociology and Social Policy student at Bangor?
  • How can I prepare myself to study Sociology and Social Policy at Bangor?
  • How will I know that Sociology and Social Policy at Bangor is the right choice for me?


Working with our community

Bangor University has a long tradition of working with the community, and we firmly believe in the special connection between the institution and the area in which we’re based. Here are some examples of projects relating to History, Law and Social Sciences:

Our Research in Sociology and Social Policy

Bangor University has an international reputation for interdisciplinary and innovative research about the effects of innovation, social changes, political and policy developments on health, mental health, poverty, social care, welfare and wellbeing. Research carried out by academic staff in the fields of Sociology and Social Policy plays an important role in making Bangor University a world-leading research institution.

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