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Sociology (BSc)

Bachelor of Science
3 years
Course Type
UCAS Course code

About this course

A sociology degree will start your journey to a career that makes a difference. Our expert lecturers will help you explore how our experiences are shaped by class, gender and race - and how this is changing in the 21st century. You’ll graduate with the ability to analyse social structures, ready to positively impact issues at a local, national and global level.

This BSc Sociology course examines our world and seeks to understand how identities, relationships and practices are formed. You will have an opportunity to study a wide range of topics that include:

  • theoretical approaches and different perspectives in sociology
  • social inequalities such as class, gender, sexuality, age, race and ethnicity, disability, and global position
  • new forms of community and identity
  • change and transformation in social lives
  • justice and injustice
  • complex social problems and public policy solutions
  • research methods in sociology (including quantitative and qualitative techniques)

As part of your degree you can:

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2022 to 2023. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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