Sociology examines how society influences
behaviour and enables you to consider serious issues in modern society. This includes discrimination, crime, educational success and failure, and whether the media causes violence.
If you’re interested in society, how language works and why we make the choices we do then combine
your study of Sociology with A level English Language.
Throughout your two years, you will study:
• Reasons people commit crime and society’s reaction
• How different groups, such as men and women, are
represented in the media
• Reasons for differences in educational achievement
• Experiences of discrimination by different social
• The views of sociologists on popular culture
• The research methods sociologists use to study
General entry criteria apply plus GCSE English Language
at Grade 5 and Grade 4 in a traditional written subject, for example GCSE History or Religious Studies (but excluding English Literature).
Studying Sociology with us can lead to degrees in a wide range of subjects, such as Social
Policy, Childhood Studies, Education Studies, Criminology, Gender Studies, Journalism.