Studying Sociology with us provides you with an exciting and up-to-date curriculum that allows you to gain a critical understanding of contemporary social issues at a local and global level.
Sociology is an exciting and relevant subject, which will provide you with a range of practical and academic skills that are highly valued in today’s job market.
If you have a passionate interest in the problems of the contemporary world and their possible solutions, if you are intrigued by the way our own identities are shaped and moulded or if you simply want to know what makes society ‘tick’, then studying Sociology with us may be the right choice for you.
You will gain a thorough grounding in research methods and will be provided with plenty of opportunities to practically apply your knowledge to different scenarios. In the second year of the course you will have the opportunity to take a compulsory placement module that includes skills-based workshops to enhance your employment prospects.
We will help you to establish a solid basis in the fundamentals of Sociology as a discipline and we’ll offer you a considerable range of specialist modules that give you the chance to pursue your own particular interests. This course gives you a taste of the world of work and allows you to apply your sociological skills in the ‘real’ world.
Contemporary themes and issues included on our modules start from our own, familiar setting in Britain to embrace more general European and American concerns as well as global issues. You will have the opportunity to explore the following themes and issues throughout the course:
- gender issues
- youth cultures
- the impact of new technology
- the power of the mass media
- the problems of crime in contemporary Britain
- the ups and downs of relationships in the modern world or the politics of global relations
Our assessment strategies are regularly praised by our external examiners as being imaginative and varied. The majority of the modules in the second year are assessed solely through coursework, for example, with no exams. Our assessment strategies include: internet and electronic exercises, presentations (in groups or on your own), textual analyses, constructing annotated bibliographies. We provide you with plenty of support and guidance for each style of assessment used on the course. Throughout your time with us you can be sure that you will have supportive tutorial help both from the course leaders and your module staff.