Do you want to see the world in a different way? Are you interested in how our lives and identities are formed by the people around us and the systems we are a part of? Can we live in a more just, more equal society? Sociology is an exciting discipline that examines the key social issues and problems of the 21st century. You will learn about the divisions and inequalities at the heart of social life, as well as other areas including social media, climate change, and crime and deviance. Your degree will give you a range of knowledge across areas that are fundamental to sociology. You will explore topics such as crime, deviance, justice and human rights, and you will discover and explore new areas and issues that interest and excite you. All of which will give you a comprehensive understanding of the value of sociology and how it helps us understand real-world issues that impact us all. We know that professional experience is crucial to your success, so you’ll complete professional work or volunteering placements as part of your degree. We’ll match you with one of our employer partners, or support you in finding your own opportunities. Through these placements, and the assessments on your course, you will develop valuable skills that employers frequently praise our sociology graduates for, such as critical thinking and an eye for detail. Professional placements Thanks to the versatility of a Sociology degree, you can choose to complete placements based on your specific interests. Our students have worked in primary and secondary schools, youth support projects, MPs’ offices, research consultancies, media organisations such as ITV, HM Prison Service, Leeds City Council, publishing houses, market research and a wide range of charities both in the UK and abroad. Career opportunities As a sociology graduate you will have developed a range of communication, interpersonal, analytical and leadership skills that will help make you an extremely marketable graduate. Sociology graduates often have a depth and breadth of knowledge and skills that are attractive across sectors and industries including education, business, public relations, research roles and journalism.
On this course you will study a selection of modules, which may include: Identities and Inequalities; Sociological Thought and Theory; Introduction to Criminology; Social Sciences Skills; Lifeworlds: Sociology of the Everyday; Digital Lives: Self and Society in a Digital Age; Crime, Media, Culture; Surveillance Societies; Gender and Society; Justice, Punishment & Human Rights; Crimes of the 21st Century; Policing Priorities.
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2022.
If you already have a 2022 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.