Education and Sociology 

(2018 Entry)

BA (Hons)

Education and Sociology provide the perfect combination if you are interested in the connections between education and the societies in which we live.

Combined Honours
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International year
3 years/ 4 years with international year

UCAS code: LX33

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Course Overview

You will study educational topics such as the nature of learning, the history of education, and educational policies and practices that aim to promote inclusion and social cohesion. Our Sociology programme will provide you with a grounding in the core concerns of the discipline, develop your skills in social research, and enable you explore a range of contemporary social issues. In Sociology you might explore issues around migration, culture and identity, race, consumption, home and family, globalisation, and urban life.

What will this mean for my future?

When you graduate, as well as the opportunity to pursue further academic study you might also choose to do a PGCE and become a teacher. Students who have studied these disciplines have entered a wide variety of careers including local government, media and communications, sales and marketing, banking, and the legal profession.

Indicative modules

First Year

  • Classical Sociology
  • Social Inequalities in the Contemporary World
  • Understanding Learning
  • Back to the Future: issues in the history of schooling
  • Too Poor to Learn: Poverty, Education and Social Policy

Second Year

  • Education Matters: Contemporary Issues and Debates in Education
  • Play, Power and Pedagogy
  • Issues in Public Education
  • Contemporary Social Theory
  • Cities, Culture and Society
  • Witchcraft, Zombies and Social Anxiety
  • Cultures of Consumption
  • ‘Race’, Racism and Resistance
  • Globalisation and its Discontents

Third Year

  • Dissertation
  • Gender and Consumption
  • Educating for Global Citizenship
  • Streets, Skyscrapers and Slums
  • The Making of Professionals
  • Moving People: Migration, Emotion and Identity
  • Education, Work, Identity