Sociology and Media Studies

Degree: Bachelor
University: Brunel University , Faculty: School of Social Sciences
City: London , Country: United Kingdom
Discipline: Social Sciences
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  • Start Date of Studies September
  • Admission deadline as early as possible
  • Language English
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  • Programme Description

    Programme Description

    Sociologists are concerned with developing theories that explain the changing nature of social behaviour in their own and other societies. The kinds of question with which they are concerned are: what is society? How and why is it changing? What are the opportunities for future change and development?

    This course is designed to give you a mature understanding of the social and intellectual dimensions of the media and communications industries. It is broad-based and multi-disciplinary and is unusual in bringing together a wide variety of social sciences in the study of communications.

    CareersSociologists are in increasing demand in many sectors in social welfare and policy, in local government and administration, in medicine, in education and research, and in industry. If you are thinking of a career in any of these fields, it may also be possible to select work experience in these areas.

    There are also openings available in business, particularly marketing and advertising, management, media, and recruitment. Knowledge and understanding of statistics and research skills are particularly useful skills in the job market.

    Sociology students can be found in a diverse range of careers, including computing, consultancy, lobbying, teaching, campaigning and fundraising, to name just a few.

    Transferable skills

    We aim to produce graduates who will have a number of skills that are key to the contemporary employment market:

    * A solid training in the skills, methods and perspectives relevant to thinking critically about contemporary social processes;
    * An ability to relate the discipline of sociology to real world problems and concerns in such a way as to facilitate and enhance critical social practice;
    * A grounding in the new information and communications technologies.

    Students interested in careers in journalism, production, or presenting, can gain experience by working for the University radio station or student magazine.


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