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Philosophy and Sociology (BA)

Award
Bachelor of Arts
Typical offer
AAB-ABBView full entry requirements
Length of course
3 years, starts September 2020
Course type
Full-time
Campus
Avenue
UCAS course code
VL53

About this course

Explore the processes that lie beneath social change and the ideas and ideals that drive them. On this joint honours course you’ll gain a solid grounding in the twin disciplines of philosophy and sociology, while having the freedom to pursue your own interests in greater depth. Optional topics cover everything from gender and human rights to criminal justice and the philosophy of religion.

This degree will give you an excellent education in philosophy and sociology. In your degree you can:

  • get to grips with philosophical questions such as ethics, reason and responsibility

  • explore an array of topics in sociology, including criminology, criminal justice, social issues and how societies change

  • apply philosophical thought to language, morality, sex and other important aspects of life

  • develop  knowledge and skills in research methods, both qualitative and quantitative

  • get experience in doing research and writing dissertations

You’ll be taught in small groups in a relaxed and friendly environment, and benefit from the expertise of academic staff whose researches feed directly into the course content.

You can take modules from other disciplines such as anthropology or psychology, studying a language, or choosing from a range of cross-disciplinary modules. These include topics such as social enterprise, risk management, and living and working on the web.

The critical and imaginative skills you’ll develop are sought after by a wide range of employers and will prove invaluable to your future career.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 417.53 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Avenue campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.