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About the course…

Ever wondered how we developed into the society we are today? How the way you see yourself determines the way people identify you? Whether men or women are more likely to commit a crime?

If you are interested in the world and want to develop a critical mind, to anticipate and imagine a world free of inequalities, then sociology is for you. You will learn a number of skills, including the use of evidence to support your arguments, how to investigate facts and critical thinking.

You will study a wide range of interesting and engaging topics, including crime and deviance, mass media, culture and identity, theories and methods and education with research methods.

Why study with us…

  • Studying Sociology will make you more aware of the society you exist in and enable you to gain a valuable insight into human social behaviour.
  • We have a well-stocked library to inspire and engage students in the contemporary study of society.
  •  You will have the exciting opportunity to attend student conferences to hear from academics and academic researchers.

Where Sociology can take you…

Sociology is an academic subject which leads to most students progressing to university. It combines well with many subjects, including psychology, English, media studies, law, politics, history, health and social care and art.

It is also a pathway to many careers in teaching, journalism, criminology, nursing, the police, social work, youth work, probation work, counselling, business, human resources, marketing, the legal profession, local government and the forces.

Entry requirements…

  • Must meet overall entry criteria for A Level study

Course Alumni

Joseph Clarke

Studied: Sociology, Geography and Sport

Next Steps: Studying Sociology and Politics at Leeds University

I had a really positive experience and I made a lot of friends while studying there.