In Sociology you must be able to examine your own views of the world and accept other peoples’ point of view. You will be expected to form your own opinions and be able to back these up in a rational way. As with many subjects, you will be expected to keep up to date with current events, be prepared to read extensively and participate in discussions.

You will study:

  • Families and Households
  • Education
  • Research methods
  • crime and deviancy 
  • Beliefs in society

In these units you will be introduced to basic theories and perspectives in sociology that relate to these important institutions. The Research Methods unit will introduce you to the main ways sociologists carry out their investigative studies.

Sociology will open the door to many career options including social worker, teacher, social researcher and employment within the social services sector. Sociology can lead to higher education in one or more of the social sciences such as Sociology, Criminology, Development Studies, Anthropology or more general higher education courses. The study of Sociology will help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that is valued by employers across many different sectors.