The Sociology course at Roehampton is for those with curious minds who are keen to learn about how different factors such as policies, religion, the environment, family, identity, and the economy shape the society we live in. To support you in achieving your career ambitions, we offer work placement opportunities and excellent links with practitioners in a wide variety of fields including central and local government, health, education, human rights, the criminal justice system and the voluntary and community sectors. Your tutors will be on hand to ensure you excel in your studies, by providing high quality online and face-to-face support.
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You will be taught by research active staff whose work has a direct impact on political, economic and social policy in the UK and around the world. The Department hosts the internationally recognised Crucible Centre for Human Rights Research, focused on research in international relations, human rights, citizenship and migration. This means you can learn and grow in an environment driven by innovative research and benefit from links with the wider community nationally and internationally.
In the first year, you will be introduced to the subject through a range of engaging modules. Recent examples have included Making Sense of Society, Becoming a Sociologist and Sociology and Everyday Life.
You will further develop your skills as a sociologist further in your second year through core modules. You will also have the chance to focus on areas that interest you. Recent examples of modules include sociological theory and methods, plus modules exploring contemporary urban life and self-identity. Other examples might include human rights or the sociology of childhood and the family.
In your final year, there will be opportunities for independent study and placements in either voluntary organisations or paid jobs. You also choose from optional modules. Recent examples have included Understanding Globalisation, and Sociology of Death, Food and Society and Reproduction.