BA Sociology

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  • Objectives
    Our courses are designed to allow increasing specialisation throughout your degree. At level one you take 12 ten-credit modules which introduce you to the fundamentals of sociological and policy analysis, and you study options from the department and wider University. At levels two and three your modules become more specialised. Throughout your course you receive training in research techniques, information retrieval, group and presentational skills, study and analytical skills. In the final year all students write a long essay or dissertation on a subject of their own choice. This involves a sustained study project, which is individually supervised by a member of staff, and provides the opportunity for undertaking field research.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements GCE/VCE A Levels - BBB Two GCE A Levels plus two GCE AS Levels - BB+BB Scottish Highers - AAAB - ABBB (at least one Advanced Higher with a minimum of grade B) Irish Leaving Cert. - AAABB-ABBBB BTEC Level N - 2 Distinctions and 1 Merit - 1 Distinction and 2 Merits International Baccalaureate - 30-35 points
  • Academic title
    BA Sociology
  • Course description
    Our students usually select from a range of compulsory and optional modules to add up to 120 credits.

    Some departments offer courses that don't feature optional modules whereas other courses are fully flexible.

    Important notice :
    This is a list of modules that have been offered in the past. We expect similar modules to be offered for courses starting in 2009.

    This information is provided for illustration only and you should check with the department directly when applying to confirm module options.

    Typical First Year Modules

    Module/Unit Credits
    Introduction to Social Inquiry  10
    Introduction to Social Policy  10
    Introduction to Sociology  10
    Social Divisions in Contemporary Society  10
    Sociological Studies Honours Seminar 1  10
    Sociological Studies Honours Seminar 2  10
    Gender, Sexuality and Society  10
    National Traditions in Sociology  10
    Sociology of the Market  10
    The Body in Society  10
    Understanding Crime - Sociological Perspectives  10
    Typical Second Year Modules

    Module/Unit Credits
    Introduction to Social Theory  20
    Social Research Principles and Skills  20
    Ageing and Society  20
    Comparative Social Policy: The Diversity and Divisions of Social Welfare  20
    Globalization: Theories and Trends  20
    Quality of Life  20
    Race and Racism in Europe  20
    Social Policy  20
    Social Policy and Criminology  20
    The Sociology of Health, Illness and Medicine  20
    Typical Third Year Modules

    Module/Unit Credits
    Dissertation in Sociology  40
    Business and Society  20
    Children, Childhood and the Law  20
    Children, Culture and Society  20
    Cultures of Health and Illness  20
    Death and Dying: Socio-Cultural Perspectives  20
    Globalisation, International Organisations and Social Policy  20
    Internet and Society  20
    Involving Service Users in Research for Policy and Practice  20
    Social Research: Practice  20
    Sociology of the European Union  20

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