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Key Info

Full Time
Course Length
2 years
Course Level

Sociology is for people who have an interest in knowing why society works in the way that it does. It’s a useful subject that allows you to develop your own opinions of a range of topics.

What do you need to apply for the course?

You will need five GCSEs at grades 5-9, including English Language.

What are the key things you’ll learn?

If the first year of the course you will study component 1 and half of component 2, the remainder of the course will be studied in the 2nd year.

Component 1:
  • Introducing socialisation, culture and identity
  • Families & relationships
Component 2:
  • Social research methods
  • Understanding social inequalities (gender, class, ethnicity, age)
Component 3:
  • Globalisation & the digital social world
  • Education

How you will learn

The course is based in the classroom using a range of teaching and learning strategies including whole class teaching, group work and working individually.

Where could this course take you?

Sociology opens a clear route to university where you can continue your studies. This could then lead to a career in industries such as teaching, social work, human resource management, journalism, youth work, police or a prison officer.

What costs will you incur?

It is recommended that students purchase a copy of the 2 core text books to accompany the course. However, this is non-compulsory and some copies are available in the classroom and learning centre.

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