Sociology & Social Anthropology BA (Hons)

Discover what binds and divides us, explore identity, class, belief systems, cultural difference and social change, and examine how we experience these all over the world and in our daily lives. With our special emphasis on applying theory to contemporary, real-world challenges, you will develop professional skills and civic capabilities that are much sought after by employers in, both, the private and public sectors at local, national or international levels.

Sociology and Social Anthropology are as engaging as they are insightful. Taught by expert sociologists and social anthropologists, this academically robust social science course explores the connections between societies and cultures all over the world. It will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of key sociological and social anthropological areas of debate, such as kinship and family, religion and ritual, politics, power and inequality, gender, race and ethnicity.  You will explore sociological and social anthropological perspectives on important contemporary issues, such as globalisation, post-conflict interventions, migration, terrorism and protection.

You will benefit from an exciting and eclectic mix of guest speakers and from authentic assignments modelled on real-world demands for sociological and social anthropological knowledge. The course further stands out for its unique placement opportunities either at home or abroad. These course offers can dramatically boost your employability by developing professional skills and making crucial contacts.

BA (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration
LL36 UCAS Code

Entry Requirements For This Course

For September 2020 and September 2021 entry: 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM.

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