This degree offers you the chance to analyse and understand the complexities of the global world in which we live.
During your studies, you will learn about the concepts, theories and methods essential to what we call a ‘sociological imagination’ – that special way of identifying, describing and understanding the nature of social life.
Over the course of your studies, you will develop critical understanding of a range of institutional conditions, cultural processes and social relations, within and across societies. In the course of learning selected ‘social facts’ of society, you will be able to apply those concepts, theories and methods that are unique to this exciting discipline.
Students are encouraged to share knowledge and be enterprising with their ideas in self-directed and cooperative learning activities. You will acquire the skills necessary to gather evidence and apply theories to a range of social issues, and to communicate your ideas through interpersonal and digitally literate ways. At each level of study you are given the opportunity to undertake accredited voluntary work in the local community or a work placement – an experience that broadens your sociological knowledge, deepens your appreciation of civic responsibility and enhances your opportunities for graduate employment.
- Our teaching team are experts in their fields, publishing in internationally recognised journals and with internationally recognised publishers, who bring real experience to their teaching
- We are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse course, drawing on students’ lived experience and expertise
- Our course covers a wide range of contemporary issues including the power of celebrity, environmental movements, nationality and globalization
- We will support you, as learners, to engage with community-based learning, whether that is a school, a voluntary sector organisation, or the local council. These opportunities to gain experience in the ‘real’ world will not only embed your learning, through engaging with the lived experiences of people living with disadvantage and discrimination, but it will also support you to develop skills for the workplace