Sociology (Social Sciences)

Degree: Bachelor
University: University of Essex City: Colchester , Country: United Kingdom
Discipline: Social Sciences
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  • Max Duration 36
  • Tuition fee 3290 per year
  • Start Date of Studies October
  • Currency £
  • Programme Alternatives full-time
  • Educational Form taught
  • Language English
  • Scolarships and other features payed
  • Programme Description

    BA Sociology (Social Sciences) allows students to study of the different kinds of social tensions, interactions and networks that make up everyday life. It asks why individuals, groups, cultures and peoples are the way they are and how they might be different. Sociology combines two key ways of thinking about social life. First, it poses broad theoretical questions about the world. What holds societies together? Do people pull together because they have to or because they want to? What motivates so many people to migrate from their own societies to others? Second, it provides practical means of investigating and answering those questions.

    Sociologists are skilled at interviewing, conducting focus groups, designing surveys, observing organisations, evaluating data and handling basic statistics. These different research methods allow sociologists to work across many fields, from social policy, crime, education, health and inequality, to consumer cultures, media industries, gender relations, globalisation and psychosocial dynamics. Our BA Sociology (Social Sciences) is an excellent degree allowing you to develop strong social science skills.

    We teach through large-group lectures and smaller-group seminars and classes. Students contribute in many ways, for example, by analysing set readings, giving presentations or completing research tasks. Some modules have their own websites where students can download powerpoints and podcasts and contribute to online discussions.

    First year students on take Sociology and the Modern World, which explores how social scientists have theorised major social changes and Researching Social Life, which introduces different research methods. Optional modules include: Introduction to Media, Culture and Society; Sociology of the New Europe; Introduction to Politics; Introduction to Management and Discovering Psychology.


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