School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies
Studying sociology as an undergraduate
As an undergraduate in sociology at Portsmouth, you will explore a stimulating and topical curriculum that will enable you to develop a critical and independent understanding of the world in which we live. Topics range from classical theories to more recent thinking, and explore new areas in sociology such as risk, violence, food, happiness and consumerism, as well as the economic, cultural, social and political dilemmas that face global societies. You will be taught by lecturers who are also active in sociology research, ensuring that your learning embraces the most up-to-date work in the field.
The single honours course allows you to study the discipline in depth, while the combined honours courses allow you to examine the world through both disciplines' perspectives. Whether you study sociology on its own or in combination with another subject, you will be able to tailor the syllabus to your interests with a range of optional units. Students combining sociological study with politics, criminology or media studies may choose to write their dissertations in either of the two subjects.
We also help you to reflect upon your career ambitions, hone your transferable skills and enhance your employability in a subject-specific Careers unit.
Courses with Sociology:
- Sociology - BSc (Hons)
- Sociology And Criminology - BSc (Hons)
- Sociology And Media Studies - BA (Hons)
- Sociology With Psychology - BSc (Hons)