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FIRST CLASS: Wednesday 20 April 2022, 6pm-9pm


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.

We will cover topics including:

  • 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 is via a 1500-word critical analysis, in-class oral presentation and 2500-word essay.

If you are interested in taking this short course as part of the full CertHE Higher Education Introductory Studies, please contact us for more information before you enrol.

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.

    This short course has no prerequisites.

    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 register directly onto the classes you would like to take. 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 register 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.