Sociology

Analyse how social groups are formed, how they can implode and how they affect our social standing.

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Study sociology at The University of Adelaide

Think critically about how social groups are formed and the importance that humans place on being in a social setting. Study a range of pressing social issues such as inequality, gender and how the media influences our lives. Sociology offers insights into the lives of individuals and the functioning of societies in a globalised world.

As a sociology student you will:

  • Study how class, wealth, race, gender, ethnicity, age, sexuality, disability and religion shape societies
  • Examine the dynamics of power and inequality
  • Question the popular theories of social life
  • Research how societies function in different cultures
  • Gain insight on respectful interaction with people of diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Develop critical thinking and analysis skills.

 As a sociology student at The University of Adelaide, you will be able to take a variety of courses addressing the major societal issues in our rapidly changing world.

Career Path

  • Youth worker
  • Media
  • Community development
  • International development
  • Public relations
  • Human resources
  • Public policy
  • Probation officer
  • Law enforcement
  • Researcher

Life moves fast. Start mid-year

Applications for mid-year entry into Sociology are now open.

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