University of Derby online learning

Sociology Joint Honours

University of Derby online learning

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Methodology Online
Duration 3 Years
Start September
Online campus Yes
Delivery of study materials Yes
Support service Yes
Virtual classes Yes
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Online
  • Duration:
    3 Years
  • Start:
  • Online campus
  • Delivery of study materials
  • Support service
  • Virtual classes

Studying Sociology as a Joint Honours subject at Derby will broaden your career scope and prepare you for life as an actively engaged citizen.

Explore a wide-ranging subject which gives you the knowledge, skills and confidence to pursue a successful career in many different sectors
Get to the heart of public debates: ours is a modern course where you’ll focus on the issues and trends influencing society now
Boost your employability through work placements, fieldwork and advanced research skills
Be inspired by our enthusiastic and approachable teaching team who will support you every step of the way
Study in a city with a strong heritage in sociology: Herbert Spencer, credited with founding the study of sociology, was born in Derby
Broaden your skills and knowledge by combining Sociology with another subject, opening up an even wider range of career paths.
Everybody has their own ideas about society, but how do we gain an accurate picture of what is really happening? Studying Sociology at Derby will help you analyse and understand the dramatic and diverse changes affecting our lives today.

You'll look at key approaches to social dynamics, politics, and culture, consider how the modern world has developed and where it’s going, and explore how we can bring about change for the better.
Challenge your perceptions
You'll choose from fascinating topics which encourage you to think critically and ethically. You’ll find yourself discussing a broad range of social trends, including controversies around social inequality, race and ethnicity, politics, the nature of evil, and the cult of celebrity.

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To take into account

· Who is it intended for?

Sociology offers a wide range of skills and insights, so it’s no surprise to find our graduates enjoying success in a variety of careers. The analytical ability and research skills you develop on this course can be applied in many different job roles. The latest Unistats data revealed that 90% of our graduates were in work or further study within six months of completing their course. By studying Sociology as a Joint Honours subject, you will broaden your scope in the job market. It will set you apart as a flexible, adaptable and highly organised graduate, while enabling you to apply for an even wider variety of jobs.

· Requirements

GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification

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What you'll learn on the course


Course programme

What you will study

You can study Sociology as either a joint, major or minor subject. This will determine how many modules you’ll study at each stage. Please check your other subject to ensure it is possible to create your chosen combination.

The number of Sociology modules you study will depend on whether you choose to major or minor in Sociology.

You'll study modules such as:

Stage one
  • Thinking Sociologically
  • Researching Society 1: Methods and Analysis
  • Media, Culture and Society
  • Patterns of Inequality
  • Making Modern Britain
  • Cime, Justice and Society
Stage two
  • Capitalism, Culture and Class
  • Researching Society 2: Qualitative Approaches
  • Researching Society 3: Statistics in Social Research
  • Sociology in the World 1: Putting Sociology to Work
  • The Sociology of Childhood and Youth
  • Globalisation and Social Change
  • 'Race' and Ethnicity
  • Urban Sociology
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Religion and Society
  • Society, Government and Policy
Stage three
  • Sociology Independent Study
  • Digital Futures and the Global Networked Society
  • Health, Illness and Social Justice
  • Power, Discourse and Danger: Social Theory Today
  • World in Conflict: War, Terrorism and Societies
  • Sociology of Politics and Protest
  • Populism, Extremism and Violence
  • Humour and Society
  • Gender and Inequality in the Global Age
  • Sociology in The World 2: Life After Graduation

Additional information

UK/EU fee
£9,250 per year* (2020/21)

International fee
£14,045 per year (2020/21)

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