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.
6th university in the country for the impact of our social sciences research (Research Excellence Framework 2014)
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.
You are introduced to the subject through modules such as:
• Making Sense of Society
• Becoming a Sociologist
• Sociology and Everyday Life
You further develop your skills as a sociologist through core modules in sociological theory and methods, plus modules exploring contemporary urban life and self-identity. You also have the option of taking modules that focus on human rights, the sociology of childhood and the family.
There are opportunities for independent study and placements in either voluntary organisations or paid jobs. You also choose from optional modules such as Understanding Globalisation, and Sociology of Death, Food and Society and Reproduction.