What will I learn?

Sociology is the ‘science of society,’ and so involves studying how processes of scale social change affect peoples’ everyday lives.

Course overview

Through studying Sociology at Chester, you will be given the skills and support you need in order to develop a ‘sociological imagination’ of your own. You will be introduced to cutting-edge research and theoretical perspectives that will help you to challenge dominant understandings of social problems, issues and debates.

Why study this course with us?

Our teaching team has a wide range of backgrounds and experience. Modules are written by staff in line with their research interests and include areas such as inequality and the welfare state, race and racism, gender identity and the body, globalization, sustainability, protest and social change. How is ‘globalisation’ reshaping the world we live in? What are the major social divisions and conflicts affecting society today? How does the mass media influence our perception of these conflicts and divisions? These are just some of the questions that you will be asked to think about while studying Sociology at Chester.

Teaching methods

Our accessible and friendly lecturers are committed to teaching in a variety of ways, in large lectures or smaller seminar groups, where debates are encouraged.

Assessment

We use a range of assessment methods throughout the course, including essays, reviews, poster presentations, research proposals, and seen and unseen examinations.

Job prospects

Sociology graduates pursue diverse career paths including in the public sector and civil service, politics and government, social work, charity and advocacy work, public relations, advertising, market research, journalism, academia and teaching. The critical and analytical skills developed through studying Sociology are highly transferable and extremely sought after by employers.

Careers service

The University has an award winning Careers and Employability service which provides a variety of employability-enhancing experiences; through the curriculum; through employer contact and through tailored group sessions and individual information, advice and guidance.

Careers and Employability - Student Futures aims to deliver a service which is inclusive, impartial, welcoming, informed and tailored to your personal goals and aspirations, to enable you to develop as an individual and contribute to the business and community in which you will live and work.

Which department am I in?

Social and Political Science

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available

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Start date

September 2022

Venue

Chester

Parkgate Road,

Chester,

Cheshire,

CH1 4BJ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Specific subject required at GCE A level: English Language, English Literature or English Combined (Language & Literature)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Chester

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