The focus of the Sociology degree is the scientific study of societies; how they are organised and how they change, and it can help us see our society in a different light.
This course enhances your practical understanding and sound knowledge of health, politics and government; and by applying scientific methods, it uses sociological theories and research to find solutions to societal problems. This is called sociological practice.
UCAS course code: L300
Duration: Three years full-time, six years part-time
Institution code: D26
An informal chat may be required for applicants without an sociology background.
Work Experience: No
International Baccalaureate: 28+
Personal Statement selection criteria
If your course has a surplus number of applications to choose from after the UCAS equal consideration deadline (15.1.2011) the additional criteria that will be used as a basis for selection is:
Please note that if you are applying with non-standard qualifications you may be required to attend an interview.
Our diverse range of teaching styles bring the subject alive and help you achieve your best, including; lectures, student-led seminars, workshops, group work, e-learning, guided reading, problem solving and visiting speakers, as well as tutorial support to guide you in the learning process.
Contact hours normally consist of 10–16 hours, and you are expected to undertake approximately 28 hours of self-directed study per week.
If you study Sociology as a joint subject contact hours will normally consist of five to eight hours per week, and approximately 14 hours of self- directed study per week. You will be required to undertake a similar amount of hours for the other side of your chosen joint.
In the first and second year the focus is on a range of different perspectives in sociology to provide a broad understanding of the discipline. For example, gender, ethnicity, the family, work, sexuality, health, age, social class, religion and the environment.
The final year offers an opportunity to do either a Library-Based Investigation or a Research Project exploring an interesting sociological question of your choice and in addition, we offer a wide range of optional modules to suit individual interests and aspirations.
You are strongly encouraged to participate in voluntary opportunities within the sector to enhance your learning experience, and employability upon graduation. Our links with international universities may allow for international study opportunities in the future.
A degree in Sociology is also well respected in related fields such as:
We also offer a range of postgraduate courses to further enhance your professional development.
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