BA (Hons) Sociology
Sociology – or the study of human society – asks difficult questions about the everyday. As a sociology student here at Solent, you’ll develop an understanding of your own biography as well as cultural and political issues that shape individual and collective experiences.
The program provides a practical learning experience that enables students to become independent and collaborative learners. Covering issues of power, politics and identity, sociology through the life course, education, media, embodiment, social inequalities, and race and ethnicity, you will develop knowledge of sociological theories and methods that will enable you to critically understand social inequality and social justice. This knowledge alongside development of key skills can be applied to a diverse range of careers.
This course also offered in part time.
Sociology is a course for students who are interested in questioning the society in which they live. Students who want to study sociology should be interested in asking questions about social justice, social change so that they develop a better understanding of global social problems. Studying this course, you'll develop a broad set of critical, analytical and information skills.
English language requirements
Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are:
- IELTS minimum 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component
- TOEFL IBT minimum 80 with a minimum of 20 in each individual component
- Duolingo English Language Test - 100 overall with minimum of 90 in each component
- or equivalent.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Big Questions in Sociology
- The Sociological Imagination
- Power, Politics and Identity
- Researching the City
- Social Inequalities
- Sociology and the Life Course
- Researching the Social World
- Big Data and Technology
- Equity and Diversity at Work
- Social Movements and Social Justice
- Bodies and Identities
- Global Health Inequalities
- Race and Ethnicity in Modern Britain
- Dissertation (40 credits)
- Applied Sociology in the Community
- Educational Inequality and Injustice
- Media, Society and Power
- Sociology of Medicine, Health and Wellbeing
- Migration and Refugees
Scholarships & funding
Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria.
For more information about scholarship options, please visit the university website.
- UK, EU and Channel Island fees: £9,250
- International fees: £13,800
- UK and Channel Island fees: £4,625 per year
- International and EU fees: Students from outside the UK are usually unable to obtain a visa for part-time study.
After successfully completing your studies, there's an opportunity to continue your studies at Solent.
Solent’s graduates in sociology are suitable for graduate employment in:
- Government agencies
- Public Relations
- Human Resources
- Non profit and outreach work
- Charity work
Study at the point where science meets the humanities. Improve public health, oversee early years development and be there for the members of our society who are most in need of support.
About this institute
Solent University is all about creating opportunities: for its students, for its staff, for its partners. It offers expertise and experiences you couldn’t get anywhere else, opening doors and making introductions. We’re focused on the practical side of higher education...
Why study at Solent University
Everything we do at Solent is focused on you – your learning, your life, your career. We offer all of the skills, knowledge, and practical experience you’ll need – all the things employers are looking for. So, when you graduate, you’ll already feel like a professional.
- Solent’s top areas of research and expertise are the creative and cultural industries, maritime and the environment, and sport, health and wellbeing.
- Gain work experience with our in-house innovative student enterprises in retail, design and web, TV, music and radio production and event management.
- Our lively student community is home to over 100 different nationalities – giving our campus and our classrooms a diverse, multicultural feel.
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