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Sociology

UCAS Code: L300* Duration: 3 Years

Overview

*Sociology will be available as a BA Single Honours degree in 2017, UCAS code L300.

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 2016

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

In year 1 you follow a course which introduces you to the major theoretical approaches and research methods used within sociology - these approaches and methods are then applied to a wide range of different areas of sociological study, including crime and deviance, globalisation, the mass media and family life.

In year 2 you will deepen your understanding of sociological theories and research methods and study in greater depth areas of social life investigated by the subject - these may include topics such as the education system, political sociology, the sociology of crime and deviance or the sociology of religion.

In year 3 you will be able to choose your area of study from a range of topics and will also complete an extended piece of work that investigates an area of sociological interest under the supervision of a research active tutor.

You may also be interested in...

Law

Law LLB

Psychology

Social Policy

Social Work

Entry Requirements

2016 Entry Requirements

For further information please contact the Clearing hotline on 0151 291 3899.

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2016 entry will be BCC - BBB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new 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:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BBC or above
  • Two A Levels with grades AB and one AS Level grade A
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points

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 in 2017, UCAS code L300.

Sociology is 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 Psychology UCAS code LC83
Sociology and Social Policy UCAS code LL65
Sociology and Special Educational Needs UCAS code LX32 
Sociology and World Religions 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 will be available as a BA Single Honours degree in 2017, UCAS code L300.

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 2016

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

In year 1 you follow a course which introduces you to the major theoretical approaches and research methods used within sociology - these approaches and methods are then applied to a wide range of different areas of sociological study, including crime and deviance, globalisation, the mass media and family life.

In year 2 you will deepen your understanding of sociological theories and research methods and study in greater depth areas of social life investigated by the subject - these may include topics such as the education system, political sociology, the sociology of crime and deviance or the sociology of religion.

In year 3 you will be able to choose your area of study from a range of topics and will also complete an extended piece of work that investigates an area of sociological interest under the supervision of a research active tutor.

You may also be interested in...

Law

Law LLB

Psychology

Social Policy

Social Work

Entry Requirements

2016 Entry Requirements

For further information please contact the Clearing hotline on 0151 291 3899.

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2016 entry will be BCC - BBB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new 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:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BBC or above
  • Two A Levels with grades AB and one AS Level grade A
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points

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 in 2017, UCAS code L300.

Sociology is 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 Psychology UCAS code LC83
Sociology and Social Policy UCAS code LL65
Sociology and Special Educational Needs UCAS code LX32 
Sociology and World Religions 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

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Department: Social Science

enquiry@hope.ac.uk

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