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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    18-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Should we all have an equal say in how the society we live in operates? As a sociology student, you gain an understanding of how societies work, develop and transform. You examine the social institutions that govern us, discover what you think should change and search for a way to achieve it.In your first year, you study the fundamentals of sociological thinking. As your understanding develops, you examine the workings of the social institutions that govern people's lives, assessing their impact on individuals and society as a whole. You can also choose optional modules on criminology, modern culture or social policy. In your second and final years, you extend your knowledge of sociological theory and social research methods. The varied expertise in the School means we are able to offer optional modules that include explorations of childhood, environmentalism, gender, political change, crime, race, violence and work, among others. This means that you can choose to study areas of particular interest to you or that relate directly to your career choice. Throughout your degree, our academics challenge you to develop your own opinions and ideas, and encourage you to become an independent thinker. We offer high levels of support and our staff are friendly and accessible.You can choose to spend a year or a term abroad at one of our partner institutions. You don’t have to make a decision before you enrol at Kent but certain conditions have to be met during your studies before you can change to the year abroad. The School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research is one of the best in the country for teaching and research. Our academics are internationally recognised for their expertise in sociological theory and our wide ranging research gives you the opportunity to study diverse areas ranging from street culture to terrorism.Sociology is also available as a major-minor degree - Sociology with Quantitative Research (UCAS code L3G3 at institution K24) which enables you to gain a combination of analytical skills and social sciences knowledge.

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15 January 2020

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University of Kent

  • University League Table

    47th

  • Campus address

    University of Kent, Recruitment and Admissions Office, Registry, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, England

With a global reputation for academic excellence, first-class research and teaching, Kent offers a superb education and memorable student experience.
Kent welcomes students from 164 countries. 25% of students are from Europe and overseas, creating a diverse and supportive community.
Welcome events for international students include welcome talks, visits to local tourist attractions, campus tours, themed evenings and sporting events.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    22nd out of 102

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    117 59%

    51st

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    71 71%

    15th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    70th

    2

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