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Sociology

Our Sociology courses respond to the crucial need for professionals working with groups and individuals at risk of exclusion in a range of settings e.g. education, health and social care, criminal justice, welfare, employment, exclusion, diversity and disability. Students will develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of exclusion, disadvantage, power, and agency within today’s contemporary society.

This degree focuses on sociological theory but also draws upon theory from social policy and social psychology to examine the impact of exclusion and disadvantage.

Issues such as culture, politics, media, health and social care, wellbeing, and a range of social factors will be explored including ideas about forms of disability, gender diversity, social representations in the media, criminal justice, sustainability, power and control, multi-agency working, the role of social care and welfare, social justice and inclusion. 

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PATHWAY OPTIONS & HOW TO APPLY

Pathway Options

BA Sociology
UCAS Code: SOC1
Apply via UCAS 

DipHE Sociology
UCAS Code: SOC5
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CertHE Social Studies
UCAS Code: 
SLS1
Apply via UCAS

PhD/MPhil Social Justice and Inclusion
Contact: Nichola Welton – n.welton@uwtsd.ac.uk

How to apply

 


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Tuition Fees 2019/20:
£9000 (Home/EU)
£11000 (Overseas)

5 reasons to study this course

  1. These degrees focuses on Sociology in practice to deliver equity and equality in society.
  2. Opportunities for work placements with clients in real-life situations.
  3. Research active staff who also engage in theory and practice in the sector alongside visiting speakers from a wide set of organisations.
  4. Range of modules options across a variety of subject areas.
  5. Opportunities to explore theory and policy in practice via placement and volunteering opportunities.

What you will learn

Course Overview

A three-year programme. This qualification is under-pinned by an initial foundation year that includes modules, which explore sociology, advocacy, social policy and social studies. In the second year of study, students will undertake a placement whilst the modules develop a wide understanding of sociological issues and solutions. The final year of study incorporates a dissertation with links to aspects of Sociology the student wishes to pursue in more depth.

Modules

CertHE Social Studies:

  • Academic Study Skills
  • Understanding Society: An Introduction to Sociological Theory
  • Agency and Empowerment: Giving Individuals a Voice
  • Advocacy Services in the 21st Century
  • Policy in Practice and Multi-Agency Working
  • Who are We? Culture and Identity

DipHE Sociology:

  • Diversity and Difference in a Modern World
  • Placement: Methods, Theory and Policy into Practice
  • Work, Poverty and Welfare in the Modern World
  • Disability, Health and Social Care
  • Employability

BA Sociology:

  • Crime and Deviance versus Power and Control
  • Sustainable Communities and Global Development
  • Relationships, Communication and Families in Contemporary Society
  • Entrepreneurialship
  • Dissertation
Assessment

No Exams in this programme

Written Assignments, Seminar Presentations, Reports, Reflective Diaries, Leaflets and Video Documentaries; these assessment methods link with the development of employability skills.

Our Facilities, Graduates and Industry Links

Carmarthen campus video

Key Information

Entry Criteria
  • DBS
  • 80 UCAS Points
  • Non-traditional students will be considered on their experience and individual merit
  • Applicants with FE/Access qualifications welcomed
Career Opportunities
  • Advocate
  • Communities First
  • Criminal Justice Sector
  • Education Officer
  • Emerging roles within sport and film industry (responding to current events)
  • Families First
  • HE/FE Lecturer
  • Local Authority Management and care
  • Local Health Authority Management and care
  • Media
  • Nursing and Mental health Nursing (Further Study Required)
  • Police
  • Probation Officer (Further Study Required)
  • Project Management
  • Project Manager
  • Research
  • Research Assistant
  • Social Care work
  • Social Worker (Further Study Required)
  • Student Support Services
  • Supporting Vulnerable Groups
  • Youth Offending

Graduates may also choose to continue studying and complete postgraduate and postgraduate research qualifications through progression onto, either, the MA Equity and Diversity in Society or a PhD in Social Justice and Inclusion that allow students to utilise post-graduate funding.

Additional Costs
  • DBS
  • Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.
  • There will also be further costs for the following, not purchasable from the University:
    • Books
    • Clothing
    • Fieldwork
    • Printing and copying
    • Stationery
Related Courses

BA Sociology (SOC1)
A three-year programme. This qualification is underpinned by an initial foundation year that includes modules, which explore sociology, advocacy, social policy and social studies. In the second year of study, students will undertake a placement whilst the modules develop a wider understanding of sociological issues and solutions. The final year of study incorporates a dissertation with links to aspects of sociology that the student wishes to pursue in more depth.

DipHE Sociology (SOC5)
A two-year programme. This qualification is underpinned by an initial foundation year that includes modules, which explore sociology, advocacy, social policy and social studies. In the second year of study, students will undertake a placement whilst the modules develop a wider understanding of sociological issues and solutions. 

CertHE Social Studies (SLS1)
A one-year programme which is designed to provide a foundation year for those students who may wish to move onto either the BA Sociology or the BA Advocacy degree; or as a standalone exit award/qualification. This programme is underpinned by modules, which explore sociology, advocacy, social policy and social studies.

BA Advocacy (6X7S)
A three-year programme. This qualification is underpinned by an initial foundation year that includes modules, which explore advocacy, sociology, social policy and social studies. In the second year of study, students will undertake a placement. There will be a clear focus on advocacy in practice. The final year of study incorporates a dissertation with links to professional Advocacy practice and the student’s own interests.

DipHE Advocacy (ADV2)
A two-year programme. This qualification is underpinned by an initial foundation year that includes modules, which explore advocacy, sociology, social policy and social studies. In the second year of study, students will undertake a placement. There will be a clear focus on advocacy in practice.

MA Equity and Diversity in Society The MA in Equity and Diversity in Society is an exciting development in response to current legislation, social policy, local and global concerns regarding equity. Awareness of equity, equality and diversity is considered an integral requirement of many organisations, as well as an aspiration for society as a whole.

PhD/MPhil Social Justice and Inclusion
Contact: Nichola Welton – n.welton@uwtsd.ac.uk

Study Abroad Opportunities

The chance to study in Europe and US for a semester in year 2.