Studying a Sociology degree will equip you with the essential theoretical foundation to understand people’s behaviour as social beings, as well as the wider social, cultural, political and economic factors influencing our constantly changing society.
You will learn how to generate new knowledge and information using a variety of qualitative and quantitative social research tools, from large social surveys interpreted through statistics through to in-depth interviews with individuals and small groups.
Throughout the course, you will develop excellent research, communication and presentation skills, together with the ability to analyse and critically evaluate evidence and construct arguments around the complex societal issues that affect us all.
WHY SOCIOLOGY AT SWANSEA UNIVERSITY?
Being based in the College of Human and Health Sciences, Wales’s largest provider of health and social care education, you will be immersed in a dynamic research and learning environment with many opportunities to build links with students from related disciplines.
You will be taught by an academic team who are research active and widely published, giving you the benefit of the most current social science debates in the UK and internationally. Many of our academics write your text books.
You will have the opportunity to take part in work placements to build on your skills, experience, and enhance your career prospects. These placements could include local authorities, businesses, healthcare settings, education settings and charities, depending on your interests and career goals.
YOUR SOCIOLOGY EXPERIENCE
Our flexible degree structure with a wide range of specialist modules gives you the scope to tailor your course to your particular interests, career ambitions, or plans for further study.
You will be joining a university that is in the UK top 5 for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2018) and the UK top 10 for graduate prospects (DLHE 2018).
A Sociology degree opens up a wide range of further study or career opportunities. Graduates have gone on to pursue careers in many different fields, including:
- Youth work
- Policy development
- Legal, police and probation services
- Marketing and Advertising
- Ecology and Environmental Planning
- Human Resources
Depending on the sector, Sociology graduates can expect to earn an average annual salary of £22,000, rising to £50,000 for more senior posts.
The Sociology degree can also be a gateway to further professional and vocational training in fields such as teaching and social work