This degree gives you a thorough grounding in sociology and politics, in methods of social and political research, and in interdisciplinary approaches to political analysis. You'll be taught in one of the UK's top sociology departments; in the most recent official assessment we achieved joint first ranking for the world-class quality of our research. Our academics are responsible for actively shaping the discipline – they're pioneers in their fields, and write the books that are on your reading lists. Our Department of Politics and International Relations has links with the Home Office, Department for Transport, local government and the European Commission. You won't simply learn about politics in terms of what happens in the Houses of Parliament and conventional arenas of power, but also what happens on the streets, in art galleries, and in the non-Western world. We'll defamiliarise you from what you think you already know, and encourage you to look at the subjects from a different perspective. We have a lively events programme that attracts renowned speakers, meaning that you'll have the opportunity to hear the latest political and sociological arguments, theories and ideas. Our graduates have gone on to a wide range of careers in media and marketing, business and management, arts administration, and the voluntary and charitable sector.