Politics and Sociology 

(2018 Entry)

BA (Hons)

At Keele, studying a combined honours degree will include some modules from both of the single honours degrees. In this case, your programme will be made up of a combination of modules from both Politics and Sociology.

Combined Honours
Study abroad
Learn a language
International year
3 years/ 4 years with international year

UCAS code: LL32

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Course Overview

This programme will explore the core concepts of the sociology and politics in order to foster your understanding of society and the events and forces which shape it. You will learn to think independently, critically, and imaginatively about important issues, developing explanations for a wide range of phenomena and seeking solutions to social problems. You will develop skills in social research and enable you to explore the big issues that challenge the world today, such as democracy, migration, inequality, racism, climate change, and globalisation.

What will this mean for my future?

In 2016, Keele University were recognised nationally as 1st for employability in the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey. This degree will encourage you to develop as a pragmatic and creative thinker – skills which are useful for a wide range of careers. Our graduates have entered occupations including social care, the civil service, the health sector, local government, advertising and marketing, the charity sector, and youth services. Many of our graduates choose to pursue further academic study.

Indicative modules

First year

  • Classical Sociology
  • Social Inequalities
  • Why Politics Matters
  • Mass Media in America
  • Modern Democracies
  • Justice, Authority and Power

Second year

  • Contemporary Social Theory
  • Research Methods
  • Political Research in Practice
  • Freedom and Equality
  • Power to the People 
  • Cities, Culture and Society
  • Race, Racism and Resistance
  • Comparing the U.S. and U.K

Third year

  • Dissertation
  • Home: Belonging, Locality and Material Culture
  • Sociology of Parenting and Early Childhood
  • The Left in Modern Politics
  • Contemporary Democratic Theory
  • Environmentalism, Environmental Movements and Protest
  • The Extreme Right in Western Europe
  • The Virtual Revolution
  • Moving People: Migration, Emotion, Identity