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Sociology

Explore, analyse and understand the social world with depth and conviction through this Sociology BA (Hons) degree.

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Key Facts

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Degree

(BA (Hons)) Sociology

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Degree Duration

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree

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Pathways Available

International Year Zero

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Start Dates

September 2022

Degree Overview

The Sociology course at Bradford starts with ensuring you are intellectually stimulated and engaged with the subject matter. You will do this firstly through our academic staff, all of whom are research-active and highly enthusiastic about what they teach.

Throughout the course teaching is student-focussed. It is vital that we enable students to engage with a range of contemporary and relevant subjects, debates and issues through a diversity of sociologically-grounded perspectives and theories.

Modules have specific focus on how society can be better understood, and made more just, through exploring markers of identity, such as class, ethnicity, gender and sexuality. The modules that make up our degree also reflect the ways in which power presents itself and influences us on a daily basis.

Through linking theory with the real world, you are encouraged to apply your sociological knowledge to social contexts whether they are related to inequality, the state, crime, difference, securitization and mass media, or those every day, taken-for-granted features of life which seem less important, such as consumption, taste and the performance of our identities.

Studying this course will give you opportunities to explore and analyse the nature of diverse societies, and develop informed insights into the challenges facing a globalised and interconnected world.

Studying Sociology at Bradford allows you to develop and apply your skills of reasoning and critical assessment, and to understand a broad range of theoretical, practical and contemporary issues and social problems.

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  • There may be additional costs that you may incur as a student such printing, stationary and PC if needed.

Why Study this Degree

Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies.

Graduates of this course have gone on to pursue careers including: teaching, police, community development, information officer, psychotherapy, welfare rights, university lecturer, arts administration, probation, social research, personnel, scientific research, housing officer, journalism, editor, marketing, advertising, fundraising, counselling.

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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University of Bradford

The University combines academic teaching with industry expertise to create a learning environment and culture that fosters innovation and excellence. This approach helps you to develop skills and gain practical experience that is highly valued by future employers.

Formed in 1832 as the Mechanics Institute, in 1966 the University of Bradford became Britain’s 40th university. Over its 50 years the University has innovated and proven its excellence, more recently, ranked top 3 in the UK for work experience and careers and employment services and won University of the Year for Social Inclusion.

The University of Bradford is made up of four academic faculties with each covering a broad range of specialisms:

  • Faculty of Engineering & Informatics
  • Faculty of Health Studies
  • Faculty of Life Sciences
  • Faculty of Management, Law & Social Sciences