Discover Sociology at Keele

Welcome – and congratulations on your offer to study Sociology at Keele.
We’re really sorry we haven’t been able to meet you face to face at our Offer Holder Days this spring but we’re hoping you’ll find some useful information here – and that you’ll be inspired to come and join us in the autumn to get stuck into Sociology.

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Sociology has been taught at Keele for over 50 years and we are proud of our approach to the discipline that combines a recognition of the need to understand the tradition of the subject with a focus on creativity, innovation, and problem solving in real world social situations. We are strongly committed to the provision of an intellectually challenging and supportive space of learning and teaching that can enable students to think creatively and critically about the social world and develop skills that will be valuable in the world of work and beyond in their personal lives. In order to ensure that our teaching is live, and that it engages with current social concerns relevant to students, our practice is based in our internationally recognised research and engagement with the wider sociological community. This means that our students are taught by research active staff who are engaged in exploring the contemporary social world in the context of a subject that is characterised by the need to solve pressing social issues on both a local and global scale.

Take a look at our video presentation, which talks you through topics such as the programme structure, information on modules you will be studing per year, and additional opportunities available to Sociology students.  We hope this presentation will give you valuable insight into studying at Keele:

Want to know what it's really like to be a Sociology student at Keele? click below to hear Chloe's story:

Try out being a Sociology student: here are some activities that you can think about and work through from home:  

Try some of the activities from Dr Mark Featherstone's module on Utopia:

What is Sociology?  You can find some really good resources on the British Sociological Association website.
To find out more information on what jobs Sociology students can graduate into, then do take a look at our Future Directions flyer.   The British Sociological Association website also has some really useful information on various career choices for Sociology students.


Dr Jane Parish
Senior Lecturer in Sociology 

Head Emma

Dr Emma Head
Lecturer in Sociology


Dr Mark Featherstone
Senior Lecturer in Sociology


Professor Lydia Martens
Professor of Sociology

Siobhan staff photo

Dr Siobhan Holohan
Senior Lecturer in Sociology

Dr Rebecca Leach
Senior Lecturer in Sociology

Any questions?

If you wish to chat to a member of our Sociology academic staff, or just to discuss more about life at Keele in general, please click here to contact us