This course looks at the most important issues facing our society today, including social exclusion, race, disability, gender and social class divisions. Through a mix of academic rigour and skill development, you will deepen your understanding of the world and enhance your future employability.
According to the National Student Survey, 9 out of 10 of our sociology students are satisfied with the course and believe that staff are enthusiastic and good at explaining things. As a result of the course, 94% of our students feel more confident in tackling unfamiliar problems.
The core of the course is focused on principles and practice of social theory and social research. In addition, you can choose between three broad pathways built-up from optional modules:
- ‘Gender and Culture’ – which will enable management of difference and diversity in many types of workplace
- ‘Health and the Social Body’ – which covers content that is relevant to health and social care and/or social work/disability professions
- ‘Family and Identity’ – which is relevant to future careers in social policy/health and Social Care/Social Work
88% of graduates from Sunderland’s social science courses enter employment or further study within six months of graduating, according to the 2010 Destination of Higher Education Leavers Survey. We help you develop transferable skills and identify careers that are a satisfying fit with your abilities and aspirations.