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Sociology

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About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Full-time including placement abroad | 2022

Subject

Sociology

Our flexible three-year degree provides unrivalled opportunities to shape your studies to match your personal interests, whilst learning about society at the vibrant heart of a global city.

- You’ll develop critical thinking studying topics including: social class, social mobility, ‘race' and ethnicity, gender, culture, identity, inequality, migration, media, and criminology.

- You’ll develop transferable skills in the analysis, interpretation and production of social data.

- Develop highly sought-after data literacy and quantitative skills, thanks to our strong links with City’s Q-Step Centre

- Become a critical thinker with an in-depth understanding of the complex interplay of local and global forces

- Opt onto a Q-Step quantitative methods pathway: benefit from a heightened focus on data skills, a workplace Data Placement in Year 2, and an optional - international work placement

- Boost your employability with an optional placement year

- Take advantage of excellent internship opportunities thanks to our central London location, including access to organisations in media, crime and justice, human rights, and mental health.

Modules

In year 1 you will develop a firm foundation for study at later stages, with core modules in both qualitative and quantitative methods, and the theoretical basis of modern sociology.

Core modules include:
- Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics
- Producing Social Data
- Classical Social Theory
- Sociology in Action
- Researching Society: Qualitative Methods
- Culture and Society
- Academic and Professional Practice
- Exploring London

Year 2 will see you choose topics that match your interests and aspirations, from a diverse list of elective modules, covering race, gender, criminology and more.

Core modules include:
- Contemporary Social Theory
- Social Action Project
- Understanding Social Change
- Sociology of Race and Racism
- Gender and Society
- Quantitative Analysis of Social Research Data OR Qualitative Analysis of Social Research Data

Elective modules include (pick 2):
- New Media Challenges
- Violence
- Key Issues in Criminology
- Visualising Society
- News and Society

Students wishing to study BSc Sociology with the quantitative methods option will be required to complete the following modules in year two, which for the quantitative methods option, are all core modules:
- Contemporary Social Theory
- Understanding Social Change
=Sociology of Race and Racism
- Gender and Society
- Quantitative Analysis of Social Research Data
- Quantitative Data Placement
- Visualising Society
- New Media Challenges OR Key Issues in Criminology

In Year 3 you will develop research and writing skills through a dissertation, which allows you to explore a subject in depth. Shape your studies through a choice of elective modules including politics, crime, globalisation, education and culture.

Core modules include:
- Sociology Project
- Poverty: What counts?
- Global Migration Process
- Work and Workers
- Education, Skills and the Job Market
- Culture, Race, Difference
- Interrogating Consumer Culture

Elective modules include:
- Criminal Behaviour
- Multivariate Analysis
- Crime, Culture and the City
- Political Communication
- Criminal Justice in Crisis
- Leisure, the Body and Deviance
- Global Politics of Forced Migration
- International Marketing of Culture
- Digital Cultures
- Global Media and Sport

Assessment methods

Assessment is primarily in the form of coursework (assessed essays, policy and research reports, group presentations and other assignments) unseen examinations and a final-year project. The assessment weighting for year one is 10%, year two is 30% and year three is 60%.

The Uni


Course locations:

City, University of London

City, University of London

Department:

Department of Sociology

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

67%
low
Sociology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sociology

Teaching and learning

70%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
74%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
63%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

74%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
75%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
13%
Male students
87%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
22%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sociology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,000
high
Average annual salary
81%
low
Employed or in further education
50%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
15%
Childcare and related personal services
11%
Business, research and administrative professionals

We have quite a lot of sociology graduates, although numbers fell last year. But graduates still do pretty well. Most sociology graduates go straight into work when they complete their degrees, and a lot of graduates go into jobs in social professions such as recruitment, education, community and youth work, and housing. An important option for a sociology graduate is social work - and we're short of people willing to take this challenging but rewarding career. Sociology is a flexible degree and you can find graduates from the subject in pretty much every reasonable job — obviously, you don't find many doctors or engineers, but you do find them in finance, the media, healthcare, marketing and even IT. Sociology graduates taking further study often branch out into other qualifications, like teaching, law, psychology, HR and even maths, so don’t think a sociology degree restricts you to just one set of options.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Sociology, social policy and anthropology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£29k

£29k

£30k

£30k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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