Course Overview

Your degree is taught by some of Europe's foremost Sociologists in a department nationally and internationally renowned for creative and groundbreaking research. This means your learning environment is up to date, exciting and challenging. Much of our teaching is in small lectures, seminar groups of 10 - 13 students, and interactive workshops so you will get to know your peers and our members of staff very well.

Your first year provides you with a basic grounding in 'thinking sociologically' and addressing some of the issues sociologists are thinking about today. The Introduction to Sociology module familiarises you with sociological issues, ideas, concepts, evidence and arguments, examining key aspects of living in the contemporary world.

Thanks to the flexibility of the Lancaster structure, you can also take complementary courses such as Gender and Women's Studies or Media and Cultural Studies during your first year. You can also combine our first year Sociology course with other first year courses in other departments.

There are two compulsory core courses in your second year: Understanding Social Thought and Research Skills and Techniques. In your final year, there is one compulsory core course: Doing Sociological Research, which consists of completing a Dissertation on a topic of your choice. In both years you'll also be able to choose from a vast range of options to complete your degree, such as Living with Capitalism; Friendship, Intimacy and Society; Nation, Migration, Multiculturalism; Terror; The Chinese Century? ; Gender, Sexuality and Society; and Media in the Global Age. 

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