London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

Social exclusion, racism and homelessness are just a few of the social problems that we face today. This stimulating course provides you with the knowledge and skills to analyse such problems, and encourages you to think critically and to challenge everyday assumptions. In class, our lecturers will guide you through concepts such as globalisation, social inequality, identity and gender. The skills you learn will hold you in good stead for a future career in social research, or policy development and implementation. Added value: This course includes a work placement in year 3 to help you gain useful skills for the future. You could work at a housing association, global, national or local charity, community organisation and many other types of organisations.

Course Modules

Year 1 topics include: researching social life; social policy and society; social problems and social issues; sociological imagination. Year 2 topics include: self and society; interactive research methods; social policy in theory and practice; youth, resistance and social control; racism and ethnicity; crisis and conflict; environmental policy; social networking and virtual worlds; extension of knowledge module. Year 3 topics include: living theory; comparative and global social policy; sociology or social policy dissertation; research analysis strategies using information technology; education issues, inequalities and futures; homelessness and housing policy; religion and social science; political sociology; housing issues and housing solutions; sociology work placement.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA/BSc (Hons)
4 years
Part Time Day
BA/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