Sociology BSc (Hons)

UCAS code L300 BSC/SOC

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Please note that the last intake to the first year of this course was in the academic year beginning in September 2015.  The course has since been revalidated, and if you are interested in starting the first year in 2016/17 or later please follow this link to the latest version.

However, we are still considering applications for from suitably qualified applicants who may want to begin their studies in the second year.  Please contact Admissions for advice.

Are you driven by a passion to improve the world around you? Do you want to make a difference to the society in which we live? Through this degree you will develop a global understanding of society, social dynamics and modern life, excellent research and analytical expertise and strong decision-making skills.

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However, it’s not all theory. You will need an enquiring mind and a desire to get out into the community, see the ‘real issues’ and get involved in bringing about change.

Our academic team do exactly that through their research into homelessness, diversity, domestic violence, international development and the impact of de-industrialisation on community, class and gender.

We firmly believe that applying academic learning in the real world enhances your understanding and gives you invaluable skills to gain future employment.

Therefore, career relevant placements at social housing providers, charities and local government form part of your module options in your final year. This makes our Sociology degree distinctive and sets you apart from the crowd.
You will graduate prepared for employment in a number of fields that require a sophisticated, critical and questioning understanding of the workings of society. Our graduates are now employed in the public and not-for-profit sectors including central government, the police, the prison system, community safety and education.

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Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time

Department Social Sciences and Languages

Location Lipman Building, Newcastle City Campus

City Newcastle

Start September 2016

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