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Sociology degrees abroad

Sociology is the study of human beings and their relationships with society. It’s a discipline that includes elements of political science, history, psychology and economics.

As a sociology student, you’ll analyze how social structures operate in society and how they have changed over time. You’ll cover topics such as social class, gender, race, education, and the legal system to gain a comprehensive understanding of how social processes interact with human experience.

It’s difficult to appreciate quite how diverse societies across the world are without traveling beyond your own cultural context; that’s why studying sociology abroad is a fantastic opportunity. By immersing yourself in another cultural environment, you’ll experience different social formats, customs and issues which will help you become a more insightful and critical sociologist.

Sociology program structure

Sociology is a global discipline that can be studied all over the world. Before you decide where to study, it’s important to bear in mind that location will determine the kinds of societal structures and processes that you’ll experience.

Most undergraduate programs are taught over three to five years and they will cover core sociological topics to provide you with a thorough understanding of the field. You can also study a master’s in sociology over one or two years or a PhD which typically takes around five years to finish.

It’s also possible to study sociology in combination with another subject, like history or political science. This is a great way of tailoring your degree to your interests.

Most countries and universities around the world will allow you to dedicate nearly all of your study time to your subject or subjects of choice. But, if you want to study as an undergraduate in the US, you’ll need to complete two years of general education before focusing entirely on your major for your final two years of study.

The majority of sociology programs are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials. Although assessment methods differ between programs and institutions, you’ll probably be assessed through exams, essays, presentations and reports from any fieldwork you carry out.

Like all programs, the content and structure of sociology programs will vary between universities. But, as a general rule, you can expect to find these core areas of study at most institutions:

  • Social theories
  • Research methods
  • Evolutionary sociology
  • Political sociology
  • Feminist sociology
  • Crime and punishment
  • Ethnography
  • Social welfare

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Sociology study abroad programs

Sociology undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in sociology

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    Anthropology/Sociology - Sociology Track - BA Florida International University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,566 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,566 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Sociology - BA Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    5,413 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 5,000 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Sociology with Politics - BA (Hons) Bath Spa University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,237 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,300 GBP

    Start date
    January
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    Criminal Justice (Sociology) - BA Walsh University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    30,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,500 USD

    Start date
    August, October, January, March
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    Sociology - BSc (Hons) (with foundation) Teesside University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,876 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,000 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Associate in sociology

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    Human Services: Sociology - AASc Lake Land College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,500 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
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    Sociology - AA Douglas College, Canada

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,421 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,000 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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    Sociology - ADT Riverside City College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,500 USD

    Start date
    June, August, February
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    Sociology - AA College of Southern Nevada, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,048 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,048 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
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    Sociology - AA College of the Canyons, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,000 USD

    Start date
    June, August, February
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Pathway in sociology

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    Sociology & Psychological Studies (Foundation) - FD Leeds Beckett University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,103 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,700 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
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Sociology graduate programs

Master's in sociology

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    Applied & Public Sociology - MA Duquesne University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,315 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,315 USD

    Start date
    August, January, May
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    Education and Sociology - MPhil University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,648 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,300 GBP

    Start date
    October, February
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    Sociology - MA Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,280 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 5,800 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Sociology - MA University of the South Pacific, Fiji

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,120 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,120 USD

    Start date
    July, February
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    Sociology - MA California State University, Sacramento, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,800 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,800 USD

    Start date
    November, May
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Doctorate in sociology

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    Education and Sociology - PhD University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,648 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,300 GBP

    Start date
    October, February
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    Sociology - PhD Portland State University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,522 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,522 USD

    Start date
    September
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Future sociology careers

As a sociology graduate, you’ll be well-prepared for the workplace because employers are always looking for individuals who can effectively research, analyze and communicate. Your vast skill set will be valued across many different sectors and roles, including:

  • Teacher
  • Journalist
  • Academic researcher
  • Civil servant
  • Member of Parliament
  • Counselor
  • Probation or prison officer
  • Lawyer

Graduate jobs are often competitive so standing out from the crowd is important. Gaining some work experience in your chosen field will help strengthen your CV and prove your commitment to your career. Most universities will have a career support service that can help you to identify and apply for placements and internships.