Sociology (Including Foundation Year) – BSc (Hons)

Why study this course?

The Sociology (including foundation year) BSc is a four-year degree designed to lead to an undergraduate qualification in sociology if you don’t hold the necessary requirements or qualifications to enter the undergraduate degree. On graduation, you’ll receive the same title and award as students who started via the three-year route.

During your foundation year you will explore a broad range of current themes and social issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. You’ll develop academic study and professional skills for your future career and boost your confidence, especially if you have been out of education for some time. You will also take one module that is more closely related to sociology, so you’ll be able to prepare for in-depth undergraduate study of the subject in the following years.

More about this course

In your foundation year, you’ll gain skills that are necessary for academic study by exploring themes in social sciences. This year will cover a broad range of contemporary themes and social issues by examining issues from a range of disciplines in social sciences.

During the foundation year you will develop your academic skills. You will also reflect on a range of themes, such as self and society, as well as sociological theories, exploring how they relate to contemporary society. You’ll develop critical analysis skills that will help you construct well-reasoned arguments, both orally and in writing. Teaching you the principles of research will also play an important part of this foundation year. You’ll also learn how to plan, draft and improve on essay writing skills.

Throughout the duration of your degree you’ll be supported by your academic mentor and tutor, who’ll help you settle into university life and ensure you progress academically. There will also be opportunities to attend workshops to help you improve skills such as interview, essay writing and research.

The following three years will focus on more in-depth study of sociology.

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 0 modules include:

Critical Thinking (core, 15 credits)

Interventions for Change (core, 15 credits)

Media, Crime and ‘Race’ (core, 15 credits)

Reflecting on Self and Society (core, 15 credits)

Researching Discrimination (core, 15 credits)

Researching Inequality (core, 15 credits)

Social Issues in Context: Text to Essay (core, 15 credits)

Studying London (core, 15 credits)

Year 1 modules include:

Introducing Social Policy (core, 30 credits)

Researching Social Life (core, 30 credits)

Social Problems and Social Issues (core, 30 credits)

Sociological Imagination (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Global Inequalities in the 21st Century (core, 30 credits)

Interactive Research Methods (core, 30 credits)

Self and Society (core, 15 credits)

Sociology of Everyday Life (core, 15 credits)

Crime, Media and Technology (option, 15 credits)

Racism and Ethnicity (option, 30 credits)

Youth, Crime and Violence (option, 15 credits)

Youth, Resistance and Social Control (option, 30 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Living Theory (core, 30 credits)

Sociology Dissertation (core, 30 credits)

Gender and Sexuality (option, 30 credits)

Homelessness and Housing Policy (option, 15 credits)

Human Rights and Conflict (option, 15 credits)

Religion and the State (option, 15 credits)

Sociology and Social Policy Work Placement (option, 15 credits)

Where this course can take you

Successful completion of this four-year course will open up career opportunities in social research and public services, as well as roles in the private sector. Graduates of sociology courses have secured roles in human resources, prison services, medical research and events management.

What Is A Degree With A Foundation Year?

This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It’s the perfect route into university if you don’t meet the necessary entry requirements for the standard undergraduate degree. You’ll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the three-year course.

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