This course will appeal to students who enjoy delving into human behaviour and analysing our societal dogma. Sociology’s prime benefit is gaining a greater understanding of the complex and confusing yet charmingly simple nature of mankind and the societies in which we organise ourselves. By studying societal behaviour, students can make comparisons, attempt to solve issues and gain a rational understanding of some of society’s more frustrating habits.


Students will study the following concepts and theoretical issues:

• Social order,

• Social control;

• Social change;

• Conflict and consensus;

• Social structure and social action;

• The role of values; and the relationship between sociology and contemporary social policy.


The knowledge gained by doing a sociology degree can be useful in a variety of careers. Jobs directly related to a sociology degree include Community Development Worker, Family Support Worker, Further Education Teacher, International Aid/Development Worker, Social Researcher, Social Worker and Youth Worker.