At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We proudly rank 1st for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for the last three years. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too. At Keele, studying a combined honours degree will include some modules from both of the single honours degrees. In this case, your programme will be made up of a combination of modules from both Politics and Sociology. This programme will explore the core concepts of the sociology and politics in order to foster your understanding of society and the events and forces which shape it. You will learn to think independently, critically, and imaginatively about important issues, developing explanations for a wide range of phenomena and seeking solutions to social problems. You will develop skills in social research and enable you to explore the big issues that challenge the world today, such as democracy, migration, inequality, racism, climate change, and globalisation. In 2016, Keele University were recognised nationally as 1st for employability in the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey. This degree will encourage you to develop as a pragmatic and creative thinker – skills which are useful for a wide range of careers. Our graduates have entered occupations including social care, the civil service, the health sector, local government, advertising and marketing, the charity sector, and youth services. Many of our graduates choose to pursue further academic study.