In studying Sociology you will develop an awareness of how our experience of education influences our behaviour. You will also study how work, poverty and welfare impact on our life chances and appreciate the significance of theory and concepts in sociological debate, developing your skills in challenging accepted explanations in the context of equality and social diversity.
In Year two you will develop your extended writing skills in tackling topic areas such as crime and deviance and beliefs in Society; this will be underpinned by continuing studying theory and methods in context.
Year 1: Education, Work Poverty and Welfare, Research Methods
Year 2: Beliefs in Society, Crime and Deviance, Theory and Methods
5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above which must include Maths
GCSE English Language at Grade 6
After Your Course
Sociology acts as an excellent foundation for Social Science, Education and Health and Social Care - including professional training in both employment and higher education.
Community Development, Policy Development, Probation Services, and Youth Work, Public Relations, Police Force, Mentoring, Family Support Work, Charity Development, Teacher.
Course fees are per year for full-time & degree-level courses, and per course for part-time ones. The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2020/21 academic year and is subject to change before the start of the course. Fees for 2021/22 will be updated in the Spring Term 2021. There may also be additional costs associated with the course.
This course is funded by the government and may be free if you are:
- Aged 16-18 on 31/08/20
- Aged 19-23 on an Entry Level or Level 1 course with intent to progress to a Level 2 course
- Aged 19-23 on your first full Level 2 or Level 3 course
- Aged 19-23 on your first Level 4 course (if you haven’t already got a Level 3 qualification)
- Aged 19+ on Functions Skills or GCSE English or Maths
- Unemployed and in receipt of JSA/ESA(WRAG)/Universal Credit or another eligible state benefit on an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course
- Member of a low income household & in financial hardship on an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course
Level 3-6 Courses for Adults
Advanced Learning Loans are available for students aged 19+ and studying an eligible Level 3/4/5 and 6 Course. If you are on an Access course, the loan will be written off if you complete a degree.
Please speak to Student Services for more information on course fees.