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Sociology BSc(Hons)
Sociology BSc(Hons)

Sociology BSc(Hons)

  • ID:UH440249
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirement  

  •  IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable

Course Information

Why study Sociology

  • How does society shape us? How do relationships between people and institutions affect the way we act? What does it mean to be a citizen of a country? If you’re interested in these fundamental questions, then this could be the course for you. We aim to challenge your assumptions and perhaps change a few, all the while helping you develop a range of skills that will help you in your career too.
  • On the course we’ll provide you with the opportunity to explore a range of techniques for investigating the social world in which we live. You’ll look at important sociological questions, such as how societies operate, exploring areas of power, identity politics, health and well-being, and how identities are constructed. A key part is how different social groups intersect, but we’ll also look at different social groups, including ones based on gender, ethnicity, culture, disability, sexuality and age.

How will you learn

  • You’ll have the opportunity to go on a work placement in your second year, previous students have worked in schools, colleges, charities, law firms, community organisations and commercial businesses. It’s about gaining work-ready skills, and useful contacts to help you get into the world of employment.
  • You may also have the opportunity to study abroad for a term in your second year.
  • In your second and third years you’ll be able to tailor your studies and choose from a range of modules. You could begin to specialise in an area that really interests you.
  • You'll also be eligible for student membership of the British Sociological Association (BSA), which could help you stand out from other candidates when it comes to finding employment.

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Year 1
Core modules:

  •  Introduction to Sociology - Society and Culture
  •  Human Rights in Contemporary Society
  •  Policy and Society
  •  Exploring the Social Sciences

Year 2
Core modules:

  •  Sociological Imagination
  •  Researching Social Life
  •  Exploring Work and Careers

Option modules. Choose three options from a list which may include:

  •  Health; Identity and Social Change
  •  Culture and Society
  •  Gender Sexuality and Crime
  •  Ethnicity and Nationalism
  •  Competing Perspectives on Development
  •  Inequalities and Social Policy

Year 3
Core module:

  •  Final Year Project for the Social Sciences

Option modules:

Choose two options from a list which may include-

  •  The Body and Society
  •  Race; Ethnicity and Difference
  •  Representing the Social: Culture and Society
  •  Social Research and Enterprise

Also choose two options from a list which may include-

  •  Terrorism and Conflict Resolution
  •  Film and Cinema
  •  Humanity 2.0: Living and Participating in the Digital Age
  •  Critical Social Policy in Contemporary Society
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Previous Huddersfield Sociology graduates have gone on to roles relating to education, human resources, media, communications, research, marketing, business development, operations, community and social services in organisations including the NHS, Bluebird Care, Kirklees Council, Leeds City Council, Lloyds Bank Plc, National Autistic Society, West Yorkshire Police, Ramsden Solicitors, West Yorkshire Probation, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Halifax Trust, Interserve, Halifax Trust, Leeds Prison Service, Direct Line Group, Covea Insurance, HOME Fundraising Ltd, Pannal Primary School, Think Employment Ltd, G2 Legal Limited, Covea Insurance, Manchester Airport, ASDA.**

*Percentage of graduates from this course who are in work and/or further study fifteen months after graduating (Unistats 17/18 data, UK domiciled graduates).

**LinkedIn and Graduate Employment Market Statistics (GEMs).

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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