This wide-ranging and fascinating degree explores important questions about the complex nature of human interaction within society. How do people achieve social status or respect from others? Does our gender, class or ethnicity affect the opportunities available to us? How is our society changing and why? Over three years, you will examine the way British society works but also gain a deeper understanding of global issues, including environmental concerns, poverty, migration and social justice. You will investigate the role of the media and digital technologies in shaping how we view and interact with the world around us. This degree will give you the opportunity to research and develop your own areas of interest in themes as diverse as: crime and punishment; developmental psychology; education; gender; ethnicity; the media; celebrity culture; disability; poverty; childhood and youth. Using your findings, knowledge and research, you can help make a difference in the world we live in.
YEAR ONE Why Sociology Matters What is Going on? Making Sense of the 21st Century Social Identities and Inequalities 1 and 2 Ageing and the Life Course Explaining Society Crime and Society YEAR TWO Being Human: Emotions and Behaviour in Social Life Sex, Sexualities and Society Analysing Social Problems Culture, Media and Society Criminology Classics and Controversies Making a Difference 1: Community Project (group placement project) Research Methods Health and Wellbeing YEAR THREE Making a Difference 2: Preparation for Professional Careers Aggression, Violence and Abuse: a Sociological Perspective A Dangerous World? Risk, Anxiety and the Media Music, TV and Film in a Changing World Two option modules from within the Institute of Education, Health and Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities Independent Project (Dissertation)
How to apply
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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- Bishop Otter Campus, Chichester
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||No component less than 5.5|
|PTE Academic||50||50-57 and no lower than 50-57 in each component|
|TOEFL (iBT)||79||At least: 18 in Reading 17 in Listening 20 in Speaking 17 in Writing|
Qualifications recognised for English language proficiency
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|