BA (Hons) Sociology9N2D

    Course Overview

    Duration: 3 years full time or 6 years part time.
  • Curious about the dynamics of society and our global world? This new course for 2017 is the perfect choice for inquisitive minds.

    The course helps you develop a critical appreciation for the complex interconnections between people. During our sociology degree, you’ll take an in-depth look at how society shapes our relationships and identities, and the way we think, feel and behave. The course aims to bring real issues into focus, and help you build up the skills and knowledge to bolster you for a successful future.



    Our Sociology degree is all about ongoing, progressive and active student engagement. Our learning is enquiry based, in a bid to nurture students’ natural curiosity and bring out their individual strengths and career preferences.

    The three-year, full-time course blends self-directed project work in topics as diverse as children and young people, social media, the human body and globalisation. Throughout, you’ll be encouraged to develop key transferable skills, increasing your employability and preparing you for the world of work and research.

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1st Year
  • Contemporary social issues
  • Engaging with learning
  • Social psychology
  • Introduction to sociology
  • Our social selves
  • Understanding research; theory and method


2nd Year
  • Contemporary social and political thought
  • Digital sociology
  • Globalisation; the local and global
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Quantitative research methods
  • Placement
3rd Year
  • Dissertation
  • Discourse, communication and interaction
  • Identity and sexualities
  • The body, health and illness
  • Understanding children and young people

Entry Requirements & Fees

Career Opportunities

84.2 per cent of social science graduates are in employment (The Campaign for Social Science 2013). The sociology programme is oriented to cultivating graduates who can think for themselves and are animated by an ethic of public service. Through the development of critical thinking and practical skills, graduates will be prepared for work in a rapidly changing world.

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