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This well-established course is concerned with important contemporary topics and debates such as cultural and socioeconomic transformations, family life, social stratification, gender and sexuality, race relations and new ethnicities, migration, human rights, citizenship and cosmopolitan identity, governance, media and communications and crime and insecurity. Throughout the course, emphasis is placed on developing the global dimensions of sociological analysis. City has one of the largest and best-known Departments of Sociology in London. We offer innovative and relevant degrees that provide a firm foundation in key sociological theories and debates, including race relations and ethnicity, crime and criminal justice and media and communications. Our academics are leaders in their fields and bring their internationally recognised scholarship and research into their teaching.
Why study this course
BSc (Hons) in Sociology examines the organisation of contemporary societies and explores the opportunities and structural inequalities that define our everyday lives. You will have the opportunity to study topics such as the following: Social class and social mobility, 'Race' and ethnicity, Gender, Culture, Identity, Inequality and intersectionality, Migration, Media and Crime and criminology.
You will have the opportunity to appreciate the complex interplay between local and global forces, with particular reference to life in the 21st century metropolis, which - in our case - is London. This course will develop your critical thinking and skills in the analysis, interpretation and production of social data.
More about this course
In the most recent National Student Survey (2016) 100% of students said staff made the subject interesting and were good at explaining things. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the excellent internship opportunities that City's central London location provides. Sociology students have secured placements with a diversity of organisations, large and small, international and local and often situated within minutes of City, working in the following areas: Media and communications, Crime and justice, Human rights, Migration and refugee support and Mental health.
If you opt onto a Q-Step pathway, you will do a workplace Data Placement in Year 2 and have the opportunity to do an international placement between Year 2 and Year 3.
Who is this course for?
The BSc (Hons) in Sociology course is for those wishing to study and develop methodological expertise in order to analyse social data and engage with social policy debates.
The degrees affiliation with City's Q-Step Centre ensures that graduates posses strong data literacy and quantitative methods skills, which are highly sought after in sectors as diverse as government, education, market research, not-for-profit sector, the financial sector and news media.
First year core modules include: Research@CitySociology, Researching society: Qualitative Methods, Classical social theory, Lies, damn lies and statistics and Producing social data. Second year core modules are@ Doing Sociology: Qualitative Methods and Contemporary Social Theory. You must then pick at least two core elective modules from: Understanding Social Change, Sociology of Race and Racism and Culture and Society. In your final year you study a core project module. You must then pick at least two core elective modules from: Work and Workers in the 21st Century, Emotions, Identities and Relationships and Food, Culture and Society. Throughout all three years you will have the choice of elective modules from across all our sociology specialisms (Media, Cultural and Creative Industries and Criminology) as well as International Politics, Psychology and Music.
After the course
The BSc (Hons) in Sociology course will enable you to develop the methodological expertise to analyse social data, as well as the analytical capability to identify and engage with social policy debates. You will develop specific skills relevant to a variety of professions as well as critical thinking, which is prized in graduate employment.
The degree's affiliation with the Q-Step Centre ensures that graduates possess strong data literacy and quantitative method skills, which are highly sought after in sectors as diverse as the government and local government, education, market research organisations, the not-for-profit sector, the financial sector, HR and the news media.
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