Sociology is the systematic study of society. Sociology will teach you how to look at social issues from different perspectives. Sociology challenges common-sense knowledge.Students need to become familiar with sociological knowledge and theoretical concepts which emerged from sociological research.
No, you do not need any specific requirements for Sociology courses.
No. Although Sociology and Social Studies both focus on social issues, Sociology is based on the findings of research studies and has significant theoretical content.
5 hours of lectures every week and 1 tutorial every fortnight.
2 hours of lectures every week but if the time-table permits, you will have 3 instead of 2 during the first year of the course only.
No, Sociology is assessed only in English.
Most Sociology assessment is essay-based. However, students may be given other tasks such as structured questions which require shorter answers.
Culture & Identity is the core area. Then there are 8 themes: Sociology of the family, Gender & Sexuality, Religion, Poverty, Welfare & social policy, Media & Communication, Environment, Crime & Deviance, Race, Ethnicity & Migration. The last 4 topics are covered during the second-year of the course.
Culture & Identity is the core area. Then there are 4 themes: Sociology of the family, Sociology of Religion, Poverty, Welfare & social policy, Media & Communication. The last 3 topics are covered during the second-year of the course.
Sociology is a very vast topic which requires reading and the ability to analyse, discuss and apply knowledge to social situations.
3 papers of 2 hours each:
Paper I - 3 to 5 questions on Culture & Identity – no choice.
Paper II - 1 question on each of Sociology of the family, Gender and Sexuality, Religion, Poverty, Welfare & social policy – to choose 2/4
Paper II - Media & Communication, Environment, Crime & Deviance, Race, Ethnicity &Migration – to choose 2/4
1 paper of 3 hours:
Section A – 1 compulsory structured question on Culture & Identity.
Section B – 1 question on each of Sociology of the family, Religion, Poverty, Media & Communication, Welfare & social policy – to choose 2/4.
For both Advanced and Intermediate Level Sociology you need the following books:
Anthony Giddens & Philip W. Sutton, 2021, Sociology, 9th edition, Polity Press.
Ken Browne, 2015, Sociology for AQA Volume 1, 5th edition, Wiley-Blackwell.
Sociology opens the door to a wide range of careers in areas such as Social Work,Social Policy, Youth Work, Media, Tourism, Criminology, Education, InternationalRelations, Law, Marketing, Research and Statistics. A basic knowledge of sociology willhelp you in any career path.