Minor in Sociology

UCAS code: Your UCAS code will be the code of your Major.

Available for students starting in September 2017

If you choose a Minor in Sociology you will study a range of modules that provide a core foundation and introduction to the subject in your first year, moving on to a blend of theory and modules focussing on contemporary and relevant social issues. There is the opportunity for you to choose from a range of option modules in Years 2 and 3, enabling you to specialise within the discipline even further on topics that you find most interesting, or more importantly that may be more attractive when seeking employment in whatever field of work.

Year 1

In your first year you will study a broad range of sociological topics, including education, the family, religion, health, crime and the media to name a few. You will receive an introduction to the theoretical underpinnings of the subject more broadly.

Core modules

    • Society in Transformation
    • Sociology: A Beginners Guide

      Year 2

      In your second year you will study in greater depth the theoretical and philosophical foundations to sociological thinking. This makes a great deal more sense of everything that follows in Semester 2 of your second year, but also your third year. You also have the chance to choose from a range of option modules in the second semester, allowing you to see some of this theory in practice.


      Core module

      • Sociological Theory Explored

      Option modules

      Choose one option module from:

      • Social Movements and Collective Action
      • Sociology of Fashion
      • Victims and Offenders
      • Work, Employment and Society

      Year 3

      In your final year you will study the work of some of the more contemporary sociological theorists, and examine how much of the way we view the social world today, is influenced by living, breathing, and many still working sociologists. You will also be able to choose from a range of options in the second semester.


      Core module

      • Modern Sociological Theory

      Option modules

      Choose one option module from:

      • Football and Society
      • Global Poverty and Development
      • Global Sex Trade
      • Growing Up and Growing Older
      • Space, Place and Contemporary Culture
      • The Auto/Biographical Society

      Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

      Entry Requirements

      There are no specific entry requirements for this minor.

        Now choose your Major

        On a Major/Minor degree, 25% of your course will be your Minor (in this case Sociology) and 75% will be your Major.


        Please note that you cannot study a Minor in Sociology with a Major in Sociology.

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