Sociology Courses in the UK
Introduction to Sociology
Sociology is a branch of the social sciences and makes a scientific study of society and its origins, development, organisations, and institutions. It uses various methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop a body of knowledge about human social activity, structures and functions. Sociology focuses on social stratification, social class, culture, race and ethnicity, gender, social mobility, religion and law. A degree in this subject in the UK may combine the study of Accounting, Economics, Finance, Marketing or Organisational Behaviour.
Karl Marx is regarded by many as the father of sociology and wrote Das Kapital in the British Museum. Herbert Spencer was one of most popular and influential 19th century sociologists and sold over a million books, far more than any other sociologist at the time. Sociology has been taught in the UK since 1904. The UK is a leader in this subject and studying Sociology here will give you access to the best quality education available, with UK universities consistently ranking in the world top 100.
Careers in Sociology
Many of the skills you will learn through your sociology degree are referred to in advertised job specifications and can be used on your CV to demonstrate the broad range of qualities you have to offer. Clear & logical thinking, critical evaluation, literacy & expression, negotiating, organising, planning, problem solving, research and working to deadlines will all help you find the right work in a number of roles including the media, local government, market research, management, housing and education.
What are the entry requirements for Sociology?
For international students wishing to study Sociology at undergraduate level, an IELTS score of no less than 6.0 across all four categories - reading, writing, speaking and listening – with an overall 6.5 score generally required at most universities.
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Where can I study Sociology in the UK?
To learn more about some of the best Sociology universities in the UK, please find details on the top ten ranking Sociology universities:
- University of Cambridge
- University of Bath
- University of Durham
- University of Exeter
- University of Surrey
- University of Warwick
- University of York
- University of Bristol
- Lancaster University
- University of Leeds
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