Minor in Sociology

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

Available for students starting in September 2019.

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.


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

Option modules

Choose one option module from:

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

Option modules

Choose one option module from:

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this minor.

Now choose your Major

On a Major/Minor degree, you study a core area in depth (your major subject), while also exploring an additional area (in this case Sociology).


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

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