Discover how society affects the way we behave. Are our actions governed by nature or nurture? Conduct your own social research to explore issues such as crime rates and educational achievement.

Course Overview
Year 1

Education with Methods in Context: Study the effects of social class, gender and ethnicity on educational achievement.

Families and Households with Research Methods: Learn about different family types, functions of the family and how the family has changed over time. This will be linked to ideas such as Feminism and Marxism.


Year 2

Beliefs in Society: Explore how religious beliefs and practises have changed over time and within different cultures. Making links with sociological perspectives, you will study different religious groups such as sects and cults.

Crime and Deviance with Theory and Research Methods: Examine patterns of crime across different social groups. Study the effect of the media on crime and relate to sociological perspectives.



BA (Hons) Sociology; BA (Hons) Criminology; BA (Hons) Law; BA (Hons) English; BA(Hons) Politics and International Relations.


Teaching; law; social research; social work; journalism; politics.

Conducting my own research really brought the course to life and provided me with skills which will be invaluable at university.

Oliver Lathrope

Key Facts

Qualification type:

A Level

Additional entry requirements:

Grade 5-9 in English or Sociology


Previously exams

Opportunities for work-related activities:

Trips to the Houses of Parliament, The Supreme Court and Crown Court.


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