University of leicester sociology
The BA in Sociology will provide you with a thorough grounding in research methods, theory and a variety of practical areas. Throughout your degree you’ll be getting to grips with contemporary and topical issues in society – areas where our academics are conducting research at the cutting-edge. You will develop transferable skills as well as more traditional academic competencies.
Flexibility underpins our degree structure, which means that you will get to shape your degree to suit your own interests and career aspirations. Whichever direction you choose, you will be taught by enthusiastic scholars who are keen to share their expertise with you.
We provide many opportunities for you to enhance your degree. Under expert and supportive supervision you can conduct your own chosen sociological research project. You will collect data in the field, analyse it and write it up. You can also choose to study abroad, a great way of broadening your horizons and experiencing a different academic climate.
We were one of the first sociology departments established in the UK, and we now have an international reputation, a wealth of experience in teaching and an enviable research pedigree. Particular areas of expertise in Sociology at Leicester include:
- Education and society
- Sport and deviance
- Children and childhood
- Identity, fashion and consumption
- Migration and citizenship
- The global sex trade and cosmetic surgery
- Age and the life course