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Sociology and Philosophy

  • UCAS code LV35
  • Option 3 years full time
  • Year of entry 2021

This programme is currently under development and may be subject to change

The course

Our Department of Law and Criminology and Department of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy have excellent reputations for research and teaching. Studying sociology and philosophy here means that you will learn from internationally renowned experts who will share their research and experience so that you gain invaluable skills for your future career.

The degree brings the social sciences into conversation with a range of philosophical traditions from contemporary analytic philosophy to ancient Stoic thought and is perfect for you if you wish to benefit from thinking practically about how society works with the flexibility to choose philosophical subjects of particular interest to you.

The first and second year of this degree will see you studying a number of mandatory modules which will give you a good grounding in both sociology and philosophy. For your second year you will also study a number of optional modules from both sociology and philosophy whilst your third year will see you doing your dissertation in either sociology or philosophy as well as a number of optional modules, which may include Sociology of Health and Illness, Race, Ethnicity and Migration, Bioethics and Existentialist Ethics.

Our balanced approach to research and teaching guarantees high quality teaching from subject leaders, cutting edge materials and intellectually challenging debates. You will receive individual attention and flexibility to acquire expertise within your fields of interest.

Upon completion of the course you will have acquired:

  • An understanding of a range of social platforms and policy issues
  • Key critical thinking skills – you will be able to analyse and understand the assumptions which inform central philosophical traditions
  • The ability to argue convincingly in writing and orally


Solicitors Regulation Authority

On successful completion of this programme you may satisfy the requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority / Bar Standards Board to obtain a Qualifying Law Degree.

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of our graduates are employed or go on to further study within six months of graduating

Source: DLHE, 2018

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