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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Sir Tom Cowie Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Sociology is the scientific study of human social relationships and institutions. It is a diverse area of study, and includes the family, sexuality, gender, the state, education, globalisation, health, welfare and poverty. Its focus is to consider how social structures interact with individual choice, the divisions which can undermine social stability and the shared beliefs which create the basis for common culture.This course looks at the most important issues facing our society today including poverty, culture, immigration, families, global connections, social exclusion, race, disability, gender, sexuality, politics and policy, and social class divisions. You will cover topical and dynamic content, reflecting current social issues. The emphasis is on careful gathering and analysis of evidence to broaden our understanding of key social processes. We recognise sociology is a diverse area of study and we offer you the opportunity to choose from four new specialist routes. You get to choose your specialist route after your first year of study at level four:**BSc (Hons) Sociology**Engage in modules from all four routes and become a generalist in sociology. Engage with social problems and issues such as globalisation, social policy, social divisions, stigma and inequality. **BSc (Hons) Sociology: Gender and Inequality**Engage in some of the most pressing issues facing our modern world as you become a specialist in gender and inequality. Explore issues such as social justice, human rights, stigma, gender inequality, racism, civil rights, global poverty, religion and culture and intersectionality.**BSc (Hons) Sociology: Research and Social Policy**Develop a strong understanding of the welfare state, social policy, the policy process, and the role of research in identifying the nature of social problems within society. **BSc (Hons) Sociology: Research in Practice**Expand your understanding of how organisations work and approaches to working with individuals, groups and communities that experience complex social problems. You will graduate capable of working in a range of employment settings due to the transferable skills, broad knowledge base and critical awareness that studying Sociology provides.**This course has 100% Overall Satisfaction according to the National Student Survey 2020.**

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 12,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Sunderland

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  • Campus address

    University of Sunderland, Edinburgh Building, City Campus, Chester Road, Sunderland, Sunderland, SR1 3SD, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    88th out of 102 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    109 55%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    47 47%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%



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