This degree provides you with the opportunity to immerse yourself in the history, philosophy, psychology and sociology of Education while simultaneously exploring a range of sociological issues such as politics, class, race, gender, disability, identity and culture. In Education, you will explore why our school and university systems exist as they are, including how a succession of governments have helped shape and mould the way in which we teach children and train adults. You will come to understand the UK education system not only in its own right, but also in its European and global contexts. In Sociology, you will study social trends and investigate sociological developments and phenomena in cultural, political and historical contexts. This will be achieved through a focus on the social structures, institutions, orthodoxies, processes, organisations and groups that we spend our lives within.