BSc (Hons) Sociology

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Course Description


Want to understand why society works the way it does? Want to be part of a change in our social world? Sociology looks at the most important issues facing our society today including poverty, culture, immigration and refugees, families, global issues, religion, social exclusion and social justice, crime and deviance, ‘race’ and ethnicity, disability, gender, sexuality, politics and policy, and social class divisions. You will cover topical and dynamic content, reflecting current social issues, policy and what is happening in society today. You’ll also begin your continuous training as a social researcher in order to spot trends and suggest responses to them.

You will graduate capable of working in a broad range of employment settings using the skills and knowledge that you will develop. You will gain strong social research skills, policy knowledge and real-world experience via placements. In parallel, we run a unique three-year skills programme that offers you study skills and develops your practice and employability for the future, making you ready for the graduate job market.

  • Entry Requirements
  • The qualification can be offered to Learners from age 18. The Learners need to ensure that they have sufficient capability at the right level to undertake the learning and assessment.

    English language requirements
    The Qualifications have been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access and progression:
    • IELTS minimum 5.0- 6.5 overall with no fail.
    • Minimum 3A Levels or equivalent qualification.
    • Pass 5 GCSE subjects

    We consider applicants:
    • Who have demonstrated some ability and possess Qualifications at Level 3, for example, ‘A’ Levels or vocational awards.
    • Who have spent some time in an organisational role and wish to develop their careers further.
    • With professional experience looking to change careers through work-based learning.

  • Units & Assessment
  • Module Structure
    • Introduction to Sociological Thought
    • Spaces for Reflective Practice
    • Social Inequalities in Society
    • Social Policy in Action
    • Theorising the Social: Challenges and Changes in Modern Society
    • Gender, Diversity and Human Rights: Global Perspectives

  • Career Development
  • This course comes with practical on-the-job training in a role relating to your studies. You will be required to work with one of our employers for 20hours per week and will receive a part-time salary of £712 per month.

    The objective of this career development programme is to introduce you to a professional career and equip you with the relevant experience needed to secure a career.

  • Progression
    • On completion of your studies, you may be given a full-time graduate opportunity by your employer
    • You may wish to further your studies by taking on an academic Masters programme or a level 7 professional qualification
    DURATION: 3 years
    START DATE: Sept 2021
    COURSE FEE: £22,500 per year
    COURSE TYPE: Campus & Workplace
    AWARDING BODY: University of Sunderland
    LOCATION: Sunderland, United Kingdom


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