In studying Sociology you will develop an awareness of how our experience of education influences our behaviour. You will also study how work, poverty and welfare impact on our life chances and appreciate the significance of theory and concepts in sociological debate, developing your skills in challenging accepted explanations in the context of equality and social diversity.
In Year two you will develop your extended writing skills in tackling topic areas such as crime and deviance and beliefs in Society; this will be underpinned by continuing studying theory and methods in context.
Year 1: Education, Work Poverty and Welfare, Research Methods
Year 2: Beliefs in Society, Crime and Deviance, Theory and Methods
5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above which must include Maths
GCSE English Language at Grade 6
After Your Course
Sociology acts as an excellent foundation for Social Science, Education and Health and Social Care - including professional training in both employment and higher education.
Community Development, Policy Development, Probation Services, and Youth Work, Public Relations, Police Force, Mentoring, Family Support Work, Charity Development, Teacher.
Course fees are per year for full-time & degree-level courses, and per course for part-time courses.
The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2021/22 academic year and is subject to change before the start of the course. Fees for 2022/23 will be updated in the Spring Term 2022. There may also be additional costs associated with the course.
This course is funded by the government and may be free if you are:
- Receive an eligible means-tested benefit e.g. JSA, ESA or Universal Credit
- Have an annual salary of less than £17,374.50
- Are aged 16-18 on 31/08/21 and are not studying at another school/college
- Are aged 19 or over on 31/08/21 and do not already have a Level 1, 2 or 3 qualification
- Have a household income under £25,000 and are in financial hardship
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The fees displayed are for the 1-year AS-Level course. If you would like to progress onto the full A-Level, please contact us for the cost of the second year as it will be different.
Level 3-6 Courses for Adults
Advanced Learning Loans are available for students aged 19 or over and studying an eligible Level 3/4/5 and 6 Course. If you are on an Access course, the loan will be written off if you complete a degree.
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