What are the effects of inclusion and exclusion from social groups? How do broader patterns in society impact us? How might we inspire or resist social change in the 21st century? You'll explore questions like this on our BA Sociology degree and will develop an understanding of how society is organised both locally and globally. You'll also consider the experience of diverse individuals and groups in our increasingly complex and multicultural world. You can tailor your degree to your interests and career goals through optional modules that examine subjects like identity, citizenship, migration and social media. You can also enhance your CV by studying abroad at a partner institution in locations like the Netherlands, Singapore or the USA. You will graduate with a strong academic foundation and the transferable skills and confidence you need to stand out to employers as you start your career.
In the first year, you will explore significant traditions and ideas in the discipline of sociology and be introduced to various foundational methods that enable you to investigate the social world. Other modules examine important themes and topics such as globalisation, social policy and identity. In addition, you will be able to explore areas of contemporary relevance, from human rights to society and the environment. Year two will further develop your understanding of the theoretical and methodological foundations of your subject. We encourage you to explore these through core modules focusing on classical and contemporary sociological theories, and on the principles of research design. In addition, you will have the opportunity to study a wide range of research-informed optional modules. Year three provides the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge through researching for and writing a dissertation on a topic of your choice. You will be guided by a supervisor throughout this challenging but rewarding learning project. You will also have the opportunity to study a wide range of research-informed optional modules.
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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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
European Baccalaureate: 77-79% overall
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.