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BSc (Hons) Sociology

University of Portsmouth
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Course UCAS code: L300
Qualification type:
  • BSc (Hons), Full-time (Sociology With Media Studies) , Duration: 3 Years
Course Summary:
**Overview** Society, and how we interact with it, is a complex but rewarding field of study. If you’re interested in studying classical and contemporary social theory, and applying it to our social institutions, this BSc (Hons) Sociology degree is a great option. You’ll explore pressing contemporary social issues and get an understanding of specialist areas of sociological study such as food, happiness, violence, sport, social class, gender and race. The course prepares you for a variety of careers, from health and social care to banking and administration. You can also do further training or study after the course. 100% of students were satisfied with this course in the 2017 National Student Survey; 92% Graduates in work or further study (DLHE, 2017); 93% Overall student satisfaction (NSS, 2018). **What you'll experience** On this Sociology course you'll: - Develop a critical understanding of the world we live in - Get an in-depth understanding of our society and how we interact with it - Learn how our lives relate to each other's and intersect with wider social structures - Focus on specialist areas, such as food, happiness, violence and sport - Be taught by specialist staff who are undertaking research, ensuring you keep abreast of the latest developments in the field - Do research that connects your studies to what's happening now in society - Boost your career prospects by volunteering or doing a work placement alongside your studies - Hone your ability to research, analyse, and communicate complex data and ideas **Careers and opportunities** When you complete this BSc (Hons) Sociology degree course, our Careers and Employability team will work with you to find the employment that you need to kick-start your career. What can you do with a Sociology degree? You'll have the knowledge and skills to pursue a career or further training in areas such as: - teaching and lecturing - research - health and social care - advertising - marketing and media - local government - community development - careers advice - teaching - charity work - human resources and recruitment - business administration and personnel management Our Careers and Employability team will support you for up to 5 years after you leave the University.
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What you'll study on this BSc (Hons) Sociology degree Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits. In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 20 credits and 1 module worth 40 credits. Modules Year 1 Core modules in this year include: Class, Inequality and the Lifecourse Developing Your Sociological Imagination Observing Society Research Design and Analysis Theorising Social Life There are no optional modules in this year. Year 2 Core modules in this year include: Doing Sociological Research Modernity and Globalisation Risk and Society Work, Employment and Society Optional modules in this year currently include: Challenging Global Inequality Consumer Society: Critical Themes and Issues Emotions and Social Life Equality Or Liberation? Theorising Social Justice Family, Career and Generation Food, Culture, and Society Gender and Sexuality Gender and the Media Health, Wellbeing, and Happiness Learning From Experience Media Networks: Exploring Digital Culture Media, Culture and National Identity Modern Foreign Language Nationalism and Migration: Chaos, Crisis and the Everyday Physical Culture, Sport and Health Race and Racism Screen Media Social Power, Elites and Dissent Sociology of Culture: Taste, Value and Celebrity Study Abroad Violence, War and Society Optional placement year On this course, you can do an optional work placement year between your 2nd and 3rd years to get valuable experience working in industry. We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your situation and ambitions. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year. Year 3 Core modules in this year include: Dissertation Optional modules in this year currently include: Challenging Global Inequality Consumer Society Emotions and Social Life Equality or Liberation? Theorising Social Justice Family, Career and Generation Food, Culture and Society Gender and Sexuality Health, Wellbeing and Happiness Introduction to Teaching Learning From Experience Media Fan Cultures Nationalism and Migration: Chaos, Crisis and the Everyday News, War and Peace Physical Culture, Sport and Health Professional Development: Recruiters and Candidates Race and Racism Social Power, Elites and Dissent Sociology of Culture: Taste, Value and Celebrity Studying Comedy TV Drama and Society Violence, War and Society We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies. Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.
Assessment Methods:
You will be assessed throughout this course via a wide range of assessment methods including: written essays and tests both group and individual projects seminar participation examinations a 10,000-word dissertation
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15 January

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University Admissions Centre:
Tel. 023 9284 5566
Email. [email protected]

University Admissions Centre:
Tel. 023 9284 5566
Email. [email protected]

 
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