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Sociology examines how individual choices are affected by wider social forces and how they can be understood by placing them in their social context. You will study: - the relationship between individuals and groups - issues of belonging and identity - the social causes of cooperation and conflict - the way societies and social institutions are formed and change over time You will also learn to compare different national contexts and understand contemporary social issues from a global
Sociology examines how individual choices are affected by wider social forces and how they can be understood by placing them in their social context. You will study: - the relationship between individuals and groups - issues of belonging and identity - the social causes of cooperation and conflict - the way societies and social institutions are formed and change over time You will also learn to compare different national contexts and understand contemporary social issues from a global perspective. Staff at the University of Edinburgh carry out research on a diversity of topics and offer teaching related to their research. If you choose to study with us you will be exposed to a range of topics, ideas and approaches to Sociology.