Study Sociology in United Kingdom

Study Sociology in United Kingdom

Studying Sociology

Sociology deals with studying human society by analysing and investigating it using several methods of empirical research. Sociology is a branch of social science covering topics such as deviance, social stratification, social class, culture, social mobility, law and religion. Sociology is related to disciplines such as anthropology, social psychology, or philosophy.

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Studying in United Kingdom

The UK has one of the most cosmopolitan societies within Europe and you will study with people from all over the world. The variety of universities and degrees is broad and degrees will be accepted worldwide.

29 Sociology Short Courses in United Kingdom

Short Course Working with Young People: an Introduction

This key introductory module introduces you to work with young people – particularly those aged 13–19 – in areas of practice where their participation is voluntary, and the aims of the work are broadly educational. The Working with Young People: an Introduction course is offered at The Open University UK.

Short Course Introducing the Social Sciences

This key introductory OU level 1 module provides an ideal introduction to the social sciences – psychology, social policy and criminology, geography and environment, politics and international studies, economics and sociology.The Introducing the Social Sciences programme is offered by The Open University UK.  

The Open University UK Health and Social Care
Short Course Science-plants and people

This course explores the crucial role that plants play in the everyday lives of us all. The Science-plants and people programme is offered by The Open University UK.  

The Open University UK Environment and Development
Short Course Exploring legal meaning

This module looks at a range of legal research methods which offer different approaches to, and perspectives on, legal meaning – the place and meaning of law in the modern world.  The methods covered are doctrinal, historical, comparative, socio-legal, critical and feminist and trans-national. The Exploring legal meaning programme is delivered by The Open University UK.

Certificate Sustainability, Society and You

Sustainability is one of the big global issues of our time. It is crucial that we all play our part in protecting our world for current and future generations. This course provides you with the knowledge and skills to do this by investigating sustainability from multiple angles and exploring what small steps you can take to have a real impact upon all our futures.

Short Course Qualitative Research Methods

Qualitative research methods at London School of Economics and Political Science are widely used to provide rich and detailed understandings of people's experiences, interactions, societal discourses or institutional practices. This is an introductory course in qualitative research methods, preparing students to design, carry out, report, read and evaluate qualitative research projects.

Short Course Statistical Methods for Social Research Using SPSS

Statistical Methods for Social Research using SPSS takes a more applied approach to conventional statistics by focusing on encouraging participants to "get their hands dirty with data". Instead of being purely theory-oriented, emphasis will be more on the practical application of a variety of statistical techniques to supplied datasets. This course is offered at London School of Economics and Political Science.

Short Course 'Investigating the Social Mind' Summer School

During this course you will investigate recent research into Psychology relating to the ‘social mind’ and how this influences people’s thoughts and behaviours. You will gain a key insight into an important aspect of the human psyche. This will help you to understand the key factors which influence how we live and work with other people

School of Psychology
Certificate Discourse, Society and Culture

Contemporary approaches to language learning and teaching emphasise the development of communicative competence, a concept which requires an understanding of how language is used in real social contexts. This module introduces you to the main approaches and key issues involved in analysing spoken and written discourse.

Institute of Education
Short Course Survey Research Methods, From Design to Analysis

The social survey is a core methodology in the social sciences at London School of Economics and Political Science. Surveys allow researchers to track social values, behaviour, attitudes, and norms between groups and over time. Graduate students, early career academic researchers, researchers in the public and private sector, and managers/commissioners of research are increasingly dealing with surveys, whether as consumers, users or producers of research.

Short Course Introduction to Sociology

This module is designed to introduce international students to sociology. Sociology focuses on the systematic study of human societies, particularly modern industrial societies, by exploring social interaction, social structures and social change. Sociology as an academic discipline has its roots in attempts to understand the profound social, economic and political changes associated with industrialisation, initially in Europe and later in North America and other parts of the world.

International Summer School
Short Course A Level Sociology

The Sociology A Level course looks at the way society works and develops. The study of sociology is absorbing and highly practical, with applications in a wide range of professional and personal situations, from families and education to the media and crime. Sociology study is important because we all operate within society.

Short Course Energy Transitions in Contemporary and Emerging Societies

The Energy Transitions in Contemporary and Emerging Societies  course from Durham University offers an in-depth overview of the interconnections between energy and society. By attending you will gain a unique interdisciplinary understanding of how energy is shaped by, and gives rise to, issues associated with development, politics, climate change and sustainability, technologies and lifestyles.

Durham University International Summer School
Summer School Inequality and Society in the Globalised World

The Inequality and Society in the Globalised World module from University of East Anglia examines how globalisation is embedded in cultural contexts. Students will explore the wide-ranging terminology relevant to the theoretical debates with a focus on both global social issues and personal experience.

UEA International Summer School 2017
Short Course Understanding Poverty

This module is aimed at development practitioners – from government departments, international development agencies, NGOs or private business – who are involved in the design of policy or interventions to combat poverty in low- or middle-income countries. It aims to provide a sound understanding of the nature of poverty, its causes and consequences, of trends in poverty reduction across continents and regions of the world, and of debates as to the drivers of these trends.

Centre for Development, Environment and Policy
Short Course Social Development Across the Lifespan

This module considers the development of social skills across the lifespan, from childhood to old age. The module offers an eclectic approach to understanding social development and challenges students to integrate psychological, sociological and neurological research in developing an informed and considered opinion about why they are the way they are today.

International Summer School