The BSc (Hons) Sociology degree gives you the chance to delve into key ‘real-world’ issues and investigate how they are used to shape society. With a strong emphasis on applied sociology, you’ll explore current global affairs and gain an international perspective of society. From globalisation and migration to war and conflict; money, power, and control, our Sociology degree tackles the big issues affecting everyone all over the world. You’ll be encouraged to view society in a different and more analytical fashion, as we help broaden your thinking in new and exciting ways – taking your learning beyond the classroom. You’ll also gain an in-depth understanding of the social theory and methods. So by the time you graduate, you’ll be equipped you with the transferable skills to make sense of the social world and prepare you for the workplace. Membership of the British Sociology Association is open to our Sociology students and graduates, so you’ll have access to the latest developments in this field.
During the first year of your Sociology degree, you will gain a firm foundation in a range of applied approaches and sociology theory by extending the material you encountered in core modules at A-level. Key sociology themes introduced in this year will underpin the remainder of your studies. In subsequent years, you’ll have the chance to delve into more fascinating aspects of sociology that cover an array of topical issues affecting society all over the world. You’ll conduct supervised research on a topic of your choice and be part of an annual dissertation conference where you can gain peer and professional feedback on your research before finally submitting your work. Year One •Undertaking Social Science Research •Understanding Modern European Society •Conflict, Crisis and Change – International Perspectives •Poverty, Inequality and Social Exclusion •Classical Sociological Theories •Sociology of Childhood and Youth Year Two •Research Methods in the Social Science •Work Experience in Sociology •Global Perspectives on Violence and Society •Social Justice and Social Exclusion •Contemporary Social Theory Plus one module from the following options: •International Focus on Equality, Diversity, Race, Culture and Ethnicity •Society and the environment Year Three •Dissertation •Global Conflict, War and Peace •Social Policy and Young People •Sociology of Sport •Families, Youth and Community •Self and Society •International Security
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics/Numeracy and English at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or their equivalent, but consideration is given to individual circumstances.
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