Sociology at University Centre Peterborough - UCAS

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If you are someone who is deeply curious about the world around you, and perhaps wants to explore ways to solve the important problems faced by society, then you might already be a sociologist. Sociology asks the big questions, for example those about racism, sexism, social class, culture, politics and the media. It objectively examines how societies change and what prompts these shifts. It also looks into various aspects of our lives: our work, our education, our relationships, our identities, in addition to the media we consume and the things we buy. Sociologists are also increasingly interested in the internet and the role it has in our lives: why are we addicted to our mobile phones, why do we post things on social media and what does the future hold when we have all this knowledge in our pockets? Ultimately, we want to identify solutions to the problems faced by society and then work towards changing the world for the better. Sociology is critical, engaging, interesting and, more often than not, fun. At University Centre Peterborough you will be introduced to the core concepts that shape the discipline and the key tools with which to undertake social analysis and research. You will ponder all these big sociological questions while developing as a social scientist who is capable of formulating research questions and investigating them on your own. This research will help you gain an insight into the city and the wider region - the problems and challenges it faces and the ingenuity and energy with which it meets these. Finally you will hone in on your future career path testing your interests and skills working with local organisations and building your professional network for when you graduate. You will have the opportunity to undertake live research projects with a range of local partners and undertake research that makes a significant difference to people’s lives. This will enable you to graduate not just with a good degree but a range of real world experiences which will enable you to progress onto your desired career. The courses at University Centre Peterborough are studied in smaller class sizes compared with other universities, a typical class size is under 30 students.


YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4) Academic and Professional Skills for Social Scientists (30 credits) Foundations in Sociological Theory (15 credits) Capitalism, Class and Inequality (15 credits) Deviance and Society (15 credits) Politics, Ideology and Society (15 credits) The Ethnographic Turn (15 credits) Globalisation and its Effects (15 credits) YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5) Research Skills for Social Scientists (30 credits) Contemporary Social Theory (15 credits) Sociological Perspectives: Education (15 credits) Intersectional Studies (15 credits) Sociological Perspectives: Work (15 credits) The Body in Society (15 credits) Plus 15 credits of optional modules dependant on pathway Social Policy in Action (15 credits) Media, Culture and Society (15 credits) YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6) Undergraduate Major Project (30 credits) Critical Studies in Race and Ethnicity (15 credits) Exploring Feminist Thought (15 credits) Society Beyond Nature (15 credits) Plus 45 credits of optional modules dependant on pathway Sociological Perspectives on the Problem of Evil (15 credits) Sexuality, Social Control and Society (15 credits) The Digital Human (15 credits) Sociology and the Politics of Sport (15 credits) Live Research Project (15 credits) Social Movements and Activism (15 credits) If it is unviable to run an optional module due to student demand, an alternative module will be offered. A typical 15 credit module is 150 hours includes 36 hours of tutor led delivery and 114 hours of recommended independent study. A typical 30 credit module is 300 hours includes 72 hours of tutor led delivery and 228 hours of recommended independent study. A full-time student should expect to undertake 30 additional hours per week during term-time

Assessment method

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4) 80% Coursework 20% Practical Exams YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5) 80% Coursework 20% Practical Exams YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6) 80% Coursework 20% Practical Exams Your final degree classification is calculated as an average of your highest 60 credits at Level 5 and all credits at Level 6. 70%+ First 60-69% 2:1 50-59% 2:2 40-49% Third

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

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IELTS (Academic)6

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EU £8250 Year 1
England £8250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8250 Year 1
Scotland £8250 Year 1
Wales £8250 Year 1
Channel Islands £8250 Year 1

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Sociology at University Centre Peterborough - UCAS