Sociology is the ‘science of society,’ and so involves studying how processes of scale social change affect peoples’ everyday lives.Course overviewThrough studying Sociology at Chester, you will be given the skills and support you need in order to develop a ‘sociological imagination’ of your own. You will be introduced to cutting-edge research and theoretical perspectives that will help you to challenge dominant understandings of social problems, issues and debates.Why study this course with
Sociology is the ‘science of society,’ and so involves studying how processes of scale social change affect peoples’ everyday lives.
Through studying Sociology at Chester, you will be given the skills and support you need in order to develop a ‘sociological imagination’ of your own. You will be introduced to cutting-edge research and theoretical perspectives that will help you to challenge dominant understandings of social problems, issues and debates.
Why study this course with us?
Our teaching team has a wide range of backgrounds and experience. Modules are written by staff in line with their research interests and include areas such as inequality and the welfare state, race and racism, gender identity and the body, globalization, sustainability, protest and social change. How is ‘globalisation’ reshaping the world we live in? What are the major social divisions and conflicts affecting society today? How does the mass media influence our perception of these conflicts and divisions? These are just some of the questions that you will be asked to think about while studying Sociology at Chester.
Our accessible and friendly lecturers are committed to teaching in a variety of ways, in large lectures or smaller seminar groups, where debates are encouraged.
We use a range of assessment methods throughout the course, including essays, reviews, poster presentations, research proposals, and seen and unseen examinations.
Sociology graduates pursue diverse career paths including in the public sector and civil service, politics and government, social work, charity and advocacy work, public relations, advertising, market research, journalism, academia and teaching. The critical and analytical skills developed through studying Sociology are highly transferable and extremely sought after by employers.
The University has an award winning Careers and Employability service which provides a variety of employability-enhancing experiences; through the curriculum; through employer contact and through tailored group sessions and individual information, advice and guidance.
Careers and Employability - Student Futures aims to deliver a service which is inclusive, impartial, welcoming, informed and tailored to your personal goals and aspirations, to enable you to develop as an individual and contribute to the business and community in which you will live and work.
There might be a part-time course available for this subject, we are waiting for data from our partner UCAS.
Originally based on one campus in Chester, the University of Chester now offers over 300 single and combined honours undergraduate degrees across a number of specialist sites. Across each site, they seek to provide an immersive subject experience, where you can benefit from dedicated professionals, like-minded students, and industry-standard equipment, all on one site.
The University scored 86% overall satisfaction on the 2019 National Student Survey, which was above the sector-wide average.
The University of Chester describes itself as an open, inclusive and supportive University, committed to creating an inspiring learning experience, and supporting students to reach their full potential.