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Course overview

Sociology is the study of social groups and social life in modern societies, and the interaction between individuals within these groups.

We are interested in how people interact, both on a small, individual scale but also in larger global ways. These interactions help us to understand the inequalities that groups of individuals may experience in their lives, whether that’s poverty, lack of opportunity, poorer housing or worse health.

What will I study?


This is a demanding academic subject, involving theoretical debates and arguments, supported by empirical (evidence based) research. You will study socialisation and culture, with the main topics covered being culture and identity, families and households and education.

You will also study methods of sociological enquiry and you will experience first-hand the application of various research strategies. You will cover power and stratification with topics including inequality and world sociology.

Trips, visits and enrichments

  • Seminars or lectures at local universities
  • Trip to the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool

What can it lead to?

Sociology students go on to study a wide variety of subjects at degree level, including sociology, criminology and psychology. Many courses such as nursing and midwifery specify sociology as a preferred A level subject.

Special entry requirements

GCSE grade 5 in English language or English literature.

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