London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

Gain an understanding of human social activity in one of the most diverse and socially complex cities in the world. This course introduces you to specialist areas of study such as the sociology of cities, globalisation, social inequality, identity, crime, social networking, and race and ethnicity. Use the skills gained throughout the course to pursue a career in local government, social research, public relations, marketing, or politics. Added value: A sociology degree provides an exceptionally strong foundation for future postgraduate study in social work or early years teaching.

Course Modules

Year 1 topics include: introduction to sociological thinking; studying social problems; introduction to social research; social change. Year 2 topics include: social identity; social divisions and conflict; globalisation; race and ethnicity; social research methods. Options: youth, resistance and social control; racism and ethnicity; extension of knowledge module; environmental policy; unequal cities London (social trends and issues); social networking and virtual worlds; crisis and conflict. Year 3 topics include: sociology of cities; research design; contemporary social thought; applied sociology; sociology dissertation. Options: extension of knowledge module; research analysis strategies using information technology; visual sociology; religion and social science; political sociology; human rights and social conflict; sociology placement.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons)
4 years
Part Time Day
BSc (Hons) £2,250  Credit module. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • International Baccalaureate 28
  • Tariff 112
  • SQA Higher
  • GCE A-level
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 114
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • Course specific