At Roehampton, you’ll join a welcoming academic community. Our tutors will be on hand to ensure you excel in your studies, by providing you with regular support and guidance. You will study with staff whose work has a direct impact on political, economic and social policy in the UK and around the world. You will have the opportunity to lead your own research projects and evaluate the options facing policy makers on a range of social issues.
To help you achieve 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.
Our 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 excellent links with the wider community nationally and internationally.
In the first year, you will be develop an understanding of the subject area through a range of engaging modules. Recent examples have included Making Sense of Society, Becoming a Sociologist and Sociology and Everyday Life.
You will build 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.
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.