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BSc Sociology

About the course

This degree is for you if you wish to combine an in-depth study of sociology with an opportunity to focus on other social sciences including management and information systems.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Program Aims

To examine specific examples of social action, social processes and institutions; looks at different methods of social research at both theoretical and practical levels

Structure and Syllabus

Please note: the following course information sheets are in pdf format.

Standard Route Graduate Entry Route
100 courses 100 courses
1 SC1021 Principles of sociology 1 SC1021 Principles of sociology
2 SC1158 Reading social science (half course) and ST104A Statistics 1 (half course) 2 SC1158 Reading social science (half course) and ST104A Statistics 1 (half course)
3 One course (or two half courses) from Selection group F(i) 3 One course (or two half courses) from Selection group F(i)
4 One course (or two half courses) from Selection groups F(i) or F(ii) or F(iii)  
200 and 300 courses 200 and 300 courses
5 SC3144 Historical sociology (SC1021) 4 SC3144 Historical sociology (SC1021)
6 SC2145 Social research methods (SC1021) 5 SC2145 Social research methods (SC1021)
7 SC2163 Sociological theory and analysis (SC1021) 6 SC2163 Sociological theory and analysis (SC1021)
8 One 300 course (or two half courses) from Selection group S 7 One 300 course (or two half courses) from Selection group S
9 One 300 course (or two half courses) from Selection group S 8 One 300 course (or two half courses) from Selection group S
10 One 300 course (or two half courses) from Selection group S 9 One 100, 200 or 300 course (or two half courses) from any Selection group
11 One 200 or 300 course (or two half courses) from any Selection group    
12 One 100, 200 or 300 course (or two half courses) from any Selection group    

Notes:

  • The structure shown above is subject to confirmation in the 2011-2012 Regulations. The Regulations also contain full details on the rules that govern the choice of any course. Students already registered on the programme should consult the current Regulations section of our website.
  • To be eligible for the award of a degree, you must attempt all 12 courses and pass a minimum of 10 (although this would result in a drop in the class band of the degree award). On the Graduate Entry Route, you must successfully pass all 9 courses to be eligible for the award of degree.
  • In your first year of study you must demonstrate the capacity to succeed at Level 4 (100) courses before advancing to Level 5 (200) or Level 6 (300) courses, unless you have received accreditation of prior learning.
  • Prerequisites - courses which you must have already passed - are shown in brackets.
  • Course codes are new from the 2011–2012 academic year and replace any previous year’s examination numbers. This change does not affect the syllabus or course content. Please note that the course information sheet displays the old code – this will be updated in due course.

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