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BA Sociology

Year 2

(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to

demonstrate an intermediate and broader understanding of a range of theories, approaches and methods in sociology, including qualitative and quantitative research methods;

use key sociological theories and approaches to further understand the challenges faced by contemporary societies;

critically evaluate the appropriateness of different methods of enquiry in sociology;

effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms.

Transferable (key) skills

In addition to those gained in year one, students should gain the following skills (as well as developing those gained in year one):

Critical Reading and Writing

Effective Communication

Quantitative and Qualitative research skills

Time Management


1. Demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects/competencies of the disciplines;

2. Work that draws upon a wide variety of critically engaged material (i.e. showing the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion.)

3. A space to demonstrate competency in both critical reading and writing


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