Sociology explores human interactions and relationships in the context of modern changing societies. An evidence based discipline, Sociology aims to provide answers to questions about how members of society think, feel and how human behaviour and actions are influenced by the groups to which we belong.
Sociology looks at power structures in society and explores the extent to which groups such as women and men, ethnic minorities and people from different social class backgrounds have different experiences, ideas or lifestyles. Students of Sociology, will develop critical and reflective thinking skills. Students will learn the skills of sociological investigation involved in quantitative and qualitative research enquiry. Students will, throughout, use the conceptual frameworks of both structural and agency theoretical and philosophical models.