Show educations.com as: Mobile

The Global Study Abroad Fair is coming soon! Meet 80+ schools, get a chance to win your airfare, chat live. Free spots are limited. Learn more! 

BA (Hons) Sociology

Solent University
3 years
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Southampton
English
Inquire for more information

Program description

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.

Admission requirements

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.


Does this course require proof of English proficiency?

The TOEFL® test is accepted by 10,000+ universities and higher education institutes in over 150 countries. Book your test today!

Learn more Advertisement

Program content

Year one

Core modules

  • Big Questions in Sociology
  • The Sociological Imagination
  • Power, Politics and Identity
  • Researching the City
  • Social Inequalities
  • Sociology and the Life Course

Year two

Core modules

  • Researching the Social World
  • Big Data and Technology
  • Equity and Diversity at Work
  • Social Movements and Social Justice
  • Bodies and Identities

Options

  • Global Health Inequalities
  • Race and Ethnicity in Modern Britain

Year three

Core modules

  • Dissertation (40 credits)
  • Applied Sociology in the Community
  • Educational Inequality and Injustice
  • Media, Society and Power

Options

  • 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.

Tuition fees

Full-time

  • UK, EU and Channel Island fees: £9,250
  • International fees: £13,800

Part-time

  • 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.

Continuing studies

After successfully completing your studies, there's an opportunity to continue your studies at Solent.

Career opportunities

Solent’s graduates in sociology are suitable for graduate employment in:

  • Government agencies
  • Education
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations
  • Human Resources
  • Police
  • Non profit and outreach work
  • Charity work
  • Research
  • Politics
  • Leadership

Contact school

Want to know more about this program, BA (Hons) Sociology? Fill out the following form and include any questions you have. This information will be sent directly to the school, and a representative will respond to your enquiry.

Currently living in *
Nationality *

Videos

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

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...


Read more about this school

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.
Contact school

Want to know more about BA (Hons) Sociology? Fill out the following form and we'll pass your details on to a representative from the school, who will respond to your enquiry.

Reviews

Be the first to write a review!