University Centre Telford

Philosophy and Sociology

University Centre Telford
In Telford

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Telford
Duration 3 Years
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Telford
  • Duration:
    3 Years

The Sociology and Philosophy degree gives students the opportunity to analyse and understand the major philosophical and sociological traditions through which we can make sense of the modern world.

The programme offers a supported, stimulating and multicultural environment in which students can engage with concepts and theories within Sociology and Philosophy, and to develop specialised subject vocabularies.

The degree encourages individuals to become digitally literate and intellectually curious, with the capacity to work both independently and as part of a wider team to understand, develop and apply solutions to both theoretical and practical problems.

Students have the opportunity to undertake community placements as part of the course. Such experiences broaden your academic knowledge, deepen your appreciation of civic responsibility and enhance opportunities for employment.

Students will acquire the skills necessary to gather evidence and apply theories to a range of practical issues. Students are encouraged to share knowledge and be enterprising with their ideas.

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Telford (Shropshire)
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Level 3 Southwater One, Southwater Sqare, Southwater Way, TF3 4JG


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· What are the objectives of this course?

A successful graduate from this course is expected to be able to demonstrate: knowledge and understanding of a range of theoretical and methodological approaches in sociology and comprehend the distinctive character of sociological thought; the ability to critically review, evaluate and analyse a wide range of evidence and competing sociological perspectives and develop a reasoned argument in the evaluation of evidence; the ability to conduct research in a preliminary way and communicate and present findings in appropriate formats showing self-management, IT skills, digital literacy and enterprise. familiarity with specialized philosophical vocabulary; drawing connections between ideas, concepts, arguments and theories within Philosophy, between Philosophy and Sociology, and in practical contexts; openness to reasoned dialogue with others in contexts of problem identification, analysis and response in a multi-cultural and global context; integrity in recognizing valid arguments, especially ones with unlikely, unfamiliar or disagreeable characteristics and consequences;

· Requirements

2019 Entry BBC from ‘A’ levels BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade DMM BTEC QCF Diploma grade D*D* Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction). If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying. International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here Other Requirements. Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level

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What you'll learn on the course


Course programme

In the first year, key concepts and methods are introduced to allow students to develop a 'sociological imagination' and understand the meaning of thinking ethically. and use reason critically.

The second year deepens students' understanding of sociological theories and research methods, and broadens philosophical knowledge through studying ethical theories and theories of knowledge. Students also have the opportunity to explore social aspects of contemporary Britain, including, gender and sexuality.

The final year enables you to specialise in case studies around conflict, nationality and identity through modules such as "Gender and Development in the 'Third World'", "Globalisation: Struggles and Resistance", "Work and Society", and "Global Education Issues". They will explore major developments in philosophy through modules such as "Freedom, Recognition and Authenticity"; "Philosophy of Mind"; "Self and Other"; "Political Theory". Students will also work with an academic supervisor on a research project tailored to their own personal interest, or on a research project based in a community organisation.

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