Understand the world around you and how it will shape the future Are you interested in how the world works? Does your future career involve making a difference to people and the world around you? Our BA (Hons) Sociology course provides you an in-depth understanding of how the world works and how it will evolve in the coming years and decades. Explore the complex nature of human society This course helps you make sense of what is happening in this period of incredible, fast-moving change, as you consider what aspects have been positive and exciting and what areas have created conflict, confusion, and challenge. Study a variety of thought-provoking topics such as: How people are given social status. How gender, class, and ethnicity impact the opportunities given to us. How culture shapes our personalities, values, and outlooks. The role of the media in promoting ideologies. How social change can come about through collective action and activism. Year One In your first year, you will discover why sociology provides fascinating insights into so many aspects of our social world, as you gain a strong foundation on which you will continue to build throughout your degree. Year Two Your second year provides you with the opportunity to begin to specialise in topics that interest you, as you explore contemporary views on topics such as sexuality, health and wellbeing, crime, and the media. Year Three In your third year, you will work towards a final dissertation project that acts as the culmination of your learning throughout your degree. Alongside this, you will examine the role of the media in the rise in anxiety in younger generations, how media reflects the world around us, and the sociological principles behind aggression and violence. Making a Difference modules In both your second and third years, you will have the opportunity to make a difference within your community, as undertake a critical examination of sociological ideas including community, neighbourhood, ‘belonging’, agency, and self-determination.
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|