Sociology and social policy are popular disciplines for undergraduates. These are fields of study of increasing social relevance to contemporary society, in terms of changing demographics and issues relating to globalisation and migration. Sociology seeks to address the need for a clear understanding of society and social processes to address the problems of late modernity.
Students who undertake this course will benefit from an opportunity to develop specialist knowledge of diversity, health and community from sociological and social policy perspectives; as well as being equipped to analyse, and work within complex late modern societies.
280 tariff points from 3 A-levels or 3 A-levels and 1 AS-level, or equivalent qualifications. BTEC Extended Diploma of DMM - offers will be subject and grade specific. Access offers will be subject and grade specific.
Studying for this degree will provide graduates with a robust grounding in the social sciences in a key area of recognised importance in the contemporary world and in terms of global citizenship. In addition, upon graduation this will provide individuals with the opportunity to seek employment in a wide range of interesting professional careers, including local and national government departments. The focus on community and disability issues in turn offers a unique perspective that will aid graduate employability.
Year 1 - Level C
Introduction to Social Theory
Law & Social Policy
Communities & Social Development
Introduction to Social Research
Families in Contemporary Society
Social Exclusion and Discrimination
Year 2 - Level I
Culture & Society
Globalisation & Marginalisation
Health & Society
Urban & Rural Societies in Britain
History of Social Welfare
Option units (choose one):
Sociology of Ageing
Overcoming Disabilitycritical explorer of the lived experience of disabled people in Britain today.
Year 3 - Level H
The final-year project provides you with an opportunity to demonstrate your intellectual, analytic and creative abilities through sustained, independent inquiry of a chosen topic within the broad parameters of sociology.
Politics & Ideology
Option units (choose three):
Terrorism, Protection & Society
Gender, Disability, Work & Care-Giving
Sociology of Childhood and Youth
Sociology of Science and Thought
There are a wide number of career paths open to graduates of Sociology and Social Policy. Among these are careers in:
Government and civil service
Counselling Charities and the voluntary sector
Marketing and Policy Research
In addition, Sociology graduates have also moved into other sectors such as journalism, publishing, library skills, museums, marketing & market research and corporate management.
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