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Sociology

UCAS Code: L300 Duration: 3 Years

Overview

Sociology is the study of society; it examines the ways in which society influences the attitudes and behaviour of individuals and the impact which this has on social relationships both within societies and between societies. Accordingly, sociology is now commonly regarded as an essential discipline for understanding the development of all modern societies. This is evident, for example, in the enormous influence exerted by sociological ideas and sociological research within governments, in the media, in the world of work and in community relations. The modern world is seen as complex and rapidly changing and sociology aims to provide the knowledge and intellectual ability to make sense of it.

Our sociology degree is based around a core which provides inputs from social theory and from the comparison of different forms of society. It also examines and evaluates the methods of research which make the study of society possible. The degree also enables students to study a range of additional courses which cover the whole spectrum of sociological inquiry. In the third year students are encouraged to develop their knowledge in an original piece of supervised research that enables them to apply their studies in a topic area of their choosing. 

91% of students were satisfied overall with Sociology at Liverpool Hope University (National Student Survey 2015), and ranked 12th in the UK for the department's research outputs at 3*/4* with 73.7% of the Unit’s research outputs rated as internationally excellent or world leading. (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

 

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Sociology at Liverpool Hope in our Sociology Subject Guides.

Sociology Subject Guide 2017

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

Level 1

In Year 1 you will follow a course that provides a complete overview of sociology and the various topics it covers: its theories and methods, the significance of class, race, ethnicity and gender, poverty, religion, the family, employment and the environment.

Level 2

In your second year you will focus on the two key building blocks that enable you to study sociologically.  Sociological theories will be explored in depth, from the founding fathers of the discipline – Marx, Weber, Durkheim – to more contemporary approaches such as post-modernism and post-structuralism.  Research methods will examine qualitative and quantitative research, the use of historical sources, big data and SPSS.

Level 3

In your final year you will study areas where there is considerable research expertise in the department.  Currently, the topics are health, illness, death and mourning; citizenship and what this means in today’s globalised world; and social inequality and diversity which looks at neoliberalism, gender, ethnicity, disaster capitalism and current issues such as Brexit and the Trump phenomenon.

Across the three levels of the degree course you will be assessed in a variety of ways; written work in the form of essays and reports, examinations, presentations and finally in Year 3 an extended piece of work for your dissertation or project based on your own supervised research.

You may also be interested in...

Criminology

Law

Law LLB

Psychology

Social Policy

Social Work

Entry Requirements

2017 Entry Requirements

For further information on our entry requirements for 2017 entry, please contact our Clearing hotline on 0151 291 3899.

Please note, all applicants will be required to have GCSE grade C (Level 4 in the new grading system) or equivalent, in Mathematics.

 

2018 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2018 entry will be between 136 - 104 UCAS Tariff points

In addition, applicants should have a minimum of GCSE grade C (Grade 4 or above in the new grading system) in Mathematics (or equivalent).

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements. 

A level

BTEC

Tariff

Mix of Level 3 qualifications

Access

Irish Leaving Certificate

ABB

DDD

128 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

128 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

128 points from 45 Level 3 units

128 points from Highers

BBB

DDM

120 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

120 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

120 points from 45 Level 3 units

120 points from Highers

BBC

DMM

112 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

112 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

112 points from 45 Level 3 units

112 points from Highers

If you have any questions about your qualification, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

 

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Sociology will be available as a BA Single Honours degree, UCAS code L300.

Sociology is also a combined honours subject. It can be studied with the following subjects. All course combinations result in a BA Hons degree.

Sociology and Childhood & Youth UCAS code LL93 
Sociology and Criminology UCAS code LL31
Sociology and Geography UCAS code LL37
Sociology and Health & Wellbeing  UCAS code L5L3
Sociology and History UCAS code LV31
Sociology and Human Biology  UCAS code LC12
Sociology and Law UCAS code LM31
Sociology and Marketing UCAS code LN31
Sociology and Media & Communication  UCAS code LP31
Sociology and Philosophy & Ethics UCAS code LV65
Sociology and Politics UCAS code LL64
Sociology and Popular Music *2018 entry* UCAS code W357
Sociology and Psychology UCAS code LC83
Sociology and Religious Studies *2018 entry* UCAS code LV52
Sociology and Social Policy UCAS code LL65
Sociology and Special Educational Needs UCAS code LX32 
Sociology and World Religions *2017 entry* UCAS code LV52

Employability

Sociology equips students with the ability to reflect critically but constructively on aspects of society.  Many employers find these skills increasingly useful and they see the value in employees having had a sociological education.  Not surprisingly, therefore, sociology graduates have been able to enter a wide range of employment opportunities, including management, marketing and advertising, social work, law, teaching, counselling, the police and armed forces.  Many sociology graduates go on to postgraduate study and some go on to be professional sociologists themselves.

Overview

Sociology is the study of society; it examines the ways in which society influences the attitudes and behaviour of individuals and the impact which this has on social relationships both within societies and between societies. Accordingly, sociology is now commonly regarded as an essential discipline for understanding the development of all modern societies. This is evident, for example, in the enormous influence exerted by sociological ideas and sociological research within governments, in the media, in the world of work and in community relations. The modern world is seen as complex and rapidly changing and sociology aims to provide the knowledge and intellectual ability to make sense of it.

Our sociology degree is based around a core which provides inputs from social theory and from the comparison of different forms of society. It also examines and evaluates the methods of research which make the study of society possible. The degree also enables students to study a range of additional courses which cover the whole spectrum of sociological inquiry. In the third year students are encouraged to develop their knowledge in an original piece of supervised research that enables them to apply their studies in a topic area of their choosing. 

91% of students were satisfied overall with Sociology at Liverpool Hope University (National Student Survey 2015), and ranked 12th in the UK for the department's research outputs at 3*/4* with 73.7% of the Unit’s research outputs rated as internationally excellent or world leading. (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

 

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Sociology at Liverpool Hope in our Sociology Subject Guides.

Sociology Subject Guide 2017

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

Level 1

In Year 1 you will follow a course that provides a complete overview of sociology and the various topics it covers: its theories and methods, the significance of class, race, ethnicity and gender, poverty, religion, the family, employment and the environment.

Level 2

In your second year you will focus on the two key building blocks that enable you to study sociologically.  Sociological theories will be explored in depth, from the founding fathers of the discipline – Marx, Weber, Durkheim – to more contemporary approaches such as post-modernism and post-structuralism.  Research methods will examine qualitative and quantitative research, the use of historical sources, big data and SPSS.

Level 3

In your final year you will study areas where there is considerable research expertise in the department.  Currently, the topics are health, illness, death and mourning; citizenship and what this means in today’s globalised world; and social inequality and diversity which looks at neoliberalism, gender, ethnicity, disaster capitalism and current issues such as Brexit and the Trump phenomenon.

Across the three levels of the degree course you will be assessed in a variety of ways; written work in the form of essays and reports, examinations, presentations and finally in Year 3 an extended piece of work for your dissertation or project based on your own supervised research.

You may also be interested in...

Criminology

Law

Law LLB

Psychology

Social Policy

Social Work

Entry Requirements

2017 Entry Requirements

For further information on our entry requirements for 2017 entry, please contact our Clearing hotline on 0151 291 3899.

Please note, all applicants will be required to have GCSE grade C (Level 4 in the new grading system) or equivalent, in Mathematics.

 

2018 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2018 entry will be between 136 - 104 UCAS Tariff points

In addition, applicants should have a minimum of GCSE grade C (Grade 4 or above in the new grading system) in Mathematics (or equivalent).

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements. 

A level

BTEC

Tariff

Mix of Level 3 qualifications

Access

Irish Leaving Certificate

ABB

DDD

128 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

128 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

128 points from 45 Level 3 units

128 points from Highers

BBB

DDM

120 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

120 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

120 points from 45 Level 3 units

120 points from Highers

BBC

DMM

112 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

112 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

112 points from 45 Level 3 units

112 points from Highers

If you have any questions about your qualification, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

 

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Sociology will be available as a BA Single Honours degree, UCAS code L300.

Sociology is also a combined honours subject. It can be studied with the following subjects. All course combinations result in a BA Hons degree.

Sociology and Childhood & Youth UCAS code LL93 
Sociology and Criminology UCAS code LL31
Sociology and Geography UCAS code LL37
Sociology and Health & Wellbeing  UCAS code L5L3
Sociology and History UCAS code LV31
Sociology and Human Biology  UCAS code LC12
Sociology and Law UCAS code LM31
Sociology and Marketing UCAS code LN31
Sociology and Media & Communication  UCAS code LP31
Sociology and Philosophy & Ethics UCAS code LV65
Sociology and Politics UCAS code LL64
Sociology and Popular Music *2018 entry* UCAS code W357
Sociology and Psychology UCAS code LC83
Sociology and Religious Studies *2018 entry* UCAS code LV52
Sociology and Social Policy UCAS code LL65
Sociology and Special Educational Needs UCAS code LX32 
Sociology and World Religions *2017 entry* UCAS code LV52

Employability

Sociology equips students with the ability to reflect critically but constructively on aspects of society.  Many employers find these skills increasingly useful and they see the value in employees having had a sociological education.  Not surprisingly, therefore, sociology graduates have been able to enter a wide range of employment opportunities, including management, marketing and advertising, social work, law, teaching, counselling, the police and armed forces.  Many sociology graduates go on to postgraduate study and some go on to be professional sociologists themselves.

Course Contact Details

Student Recruitment

 +44 (0) 151 291 3111

Department: Social Science

enquiry@hope.ac.uk

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