Our sociology BA teaches you essential hands-on skills while you develop the research ability and theoretical knowledge that allows you to understand the effects of social issues on society. Our sociology courses approach the subject from a global perspective to explore the real-life issues that address social change and movement. Using some of the most innovative teaching in the CA, you’ll learn by studying, finding and extracting both macro and micro information, using everything from surveys to in-depth interviews. Once you have your findings, you’ll learn to develop concrete arguments about issues facing contemporary society in a confident matter. You’ll also take part in a work placement where you’ll have the chance to work in local authorities, third sector organisations and other NGOs to develop your professional experience. You’ll be part of our thriving learning environment, with a specialist teaching approach that gives you plenty of support throughout your studies. You’ll also get a free electronic textbook for every module as part of your course. You’ll have the option to extend your course by a year to spend your third year building your employability skills as part of a paid work placement at a community organisation or NGO. Our academic advisers will also help you find your placement and give you the support you need to complete a winning application. When it comes to support, you’ll be matched with a Personal Tutor to get the backing you need. You’ll also get support from our Student Learning and Graduate Academic Assistants who have personal experience in sociology. As a subject that offers a wide range of post-graduate career options, our sociology degree opens up opportunities in the public, private and voluntary sectors.
Sociology BA Honours
Develop your understanding of inequality, gender and social change from a global perspective in this practical degree.
You will gain a thorough grounding in the major concepts and themes in contemporary fundamentals of sociology (the founding discipline of the social sciences). Focused on aspects of society through a global and historical context, you will develop your sociological knowledge and expertise. You will also choose from modules in your second and third year which focus in depth on specific areas of enquiry, such as Race, Ethnicity and Nation; and Media and Society. You will also select a research topic for your final year dissertation, based on your interests.