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Sociology Course Profile

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Course Summary:

Sociology asks us to take a step back from the world we live in and to question how society works. Sociologists are particularly interested in power, inequality and social order, and look at the ways in which gender, ethnicity and social class can influence our lives. Sociologists ask difficult questions that prompt us to find solutions to the challenges we face in society. If you have found yourself asking questions about the way society works, then sociology may be what you have been looking for. You will develop your ability to evaluate the evidence, present logical arguments and deepen your understanding of the society in which we live.

Higher Education Destinations:

  • The University of Cambridge – Sociology
  • University of Warwick – Sociology
  • Lancaster University – Sociology/criminology
  • Manchester Metropolitan University – Sociology/psychology
  • The University of Manchester- Sociology

Career destinations:

Sociology is a good basis for any degree course and particularly for careers in Social Work, Teaching, the Police and Legal professions, Research, Journalism, Welfare, Management and Human Resources. Sociology will also teach you a range of valuable skills, including analytical, communication and self-awareness.

Entry Requirements:

A grade 4 or above in English Language or Literature is highly desirable as the course requires well developed communication skills, both oral and written. Sociology GCSE is not required.

Assessment Method:

Year 1 and Year 2 100% exam

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