Discover what binds and divides us, explore identity, class, belief systems, cultural difference and social change, and examine how we experience these all over the world and in our daily lives. With our special emphasis on applying theory to contemporary, real-world challenges, you will develop professional skills and civic capabilities that are much sought after by employers in, both, the private and public sectors at local, national or international levels.
Sociology and Social Anthropology are as engaging as they are insightful. Taught by expert sociologists and social anthropologists, this academically robust social science course explores the connections between societies and cultures all over the world. It will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of key sociological and social anthropological areas of debate, such as kinship and family, religion and ritual, politics, power and inequality, gender, race and ethnicity. You will explore sociological and social anthropological perspectives on important contemporary issues, such as globalisation, post-conflict interventions, migration, terrorism and protection.
You will benefit from an exciting and eclectic mix of guest speakers and from authentic assignments modelled on real-world demands for sociological and social anthropological knowledge. The course further stands out for its unique placement opportunities either at home or abroad. These course offers can dramatically boost your employability by developing professional skills and making crucial contacts.
We’re pleased to have been ranked 7th in the Guardian league tables 2018 for sociology. 100% of our final year sociology and anthropology students agree that the course is intellectually stimulating and 100% appreciate that staff have made the subject interesting and are good at explaining things. 100% of our final year students who study sociology and anthropology are satisfied with the quality of the course.
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Next start date:
September 2019, September 2020
Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus
3 years, or 4 years including a minimum 30-week placement, Full-time
All subjects considered
International entry requirements:
For September 2019 entry: If English is not your first language, you will need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each component or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.
For September 2020 entry: If English is not your first language, you will need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in reading or writing and 5.5 in all other components or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.