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What can sociological concepts and perspectives contribute to our understanding of the world we live in today? On our Sociology short course, you will be encouraged to draw on your own experiences and use key sociological concepts to explore contemporary social issues and debates. Topics include individualism and social fragmentation; the causes and consequences of social inequalities with a specific focus on class, gender and ethnicity; the relationships between power, identity and culture; and globalisation and poverty.

Assessment: a 1500-word critical analysis, in-class oral presentation and 2500-word essay.

You should complete one of the Approaches to Study courses before taking this course.

This course is currently being run online.

This can be taken as a standalone short course or as a part of:

30 credits at level 4

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students. You may have to fulfil specific prerequisites for some intermediate-level or advanced-level courses, but these will be specified where relevant.

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You enrol directly onto the classes you would like to take, using the Enrol Now link below. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then enrol onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.

First class: Mon 04-Jan-21 7pm-9pm

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Please note that timetables are not yet confirmed for short courses starting in the Spring or Summer terms

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First class: Mon 12-Apr-21 6pm-9pm