About this course
A degree in sociology 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.
Sociology examines our world and seeks to understand how identities, relationships and practices are formed. You’ll have the option to specialise by studying modules in subjects like:
Your core modules will help you develop key knowledge and skills, including:
theoretical approaches and different perspectives in sociology
the relationship between individuals, groups and institutions
research methods in social sciences, including quantitative and qualitative research
As part of your degree you can:
study abroad for a semester at a partner university in Brazil, Canada or China
study a minor subject, such as psychology, alongside your main degree
study modules from other areas, such as languages or international relations
make a difference by getting involved with our Social Impact Lab
This course is based at Highfield, Southampton.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.