BA in Sociology

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BA in Sociology

Sociology explores the social worlds in which humans live. It examines how these worlds have come about, their striking features and their possible futures. Sociology encourages us to look beneath the surface of what we most take for granted about life and gives us new ways of making sense of human existence. Study sociology and you will learn new and exciting information about how humans live. But more than this, you will gain understanding and insight into why people live, work and interact in the ways they do. You will also become an independent and creative thinker, with important critical and analytical skills.

This degree is designed to provide you with a firm grounding in the fundamentals of sociology and a stimulating and challenging exposure to a diversity of specialist areas, which reflect changing emphases and developments within sociology. You will gain solid foundations in core elements of sociology, but this course is also designed to allow you to develop your knowledge of specialist interests such as crime and deviance, gender relations, 'race' and racism and social theory.

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Sociology encourages you to become an independent and creative thinker, with important critical and analytical skills to challenge 'common sense' assumptions. You can also enhance practical skills relevant to the various vocational paths that lead out from this subject.

In the recent Research Assessment Exercise, many of our Social Science academics were highly rated for their research work, and colleagues work collaboratively on a number of projects as well as participating in the Justice and Communities Research Unit and the Cultures of Digital Economies Research Centre.

Last updated Feb 2018

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