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Sociology at The Marsh Academy

Course description

This qualification offers an engaging and effective introduction to Sociology.
Students will learn the fundamentals of the subject and develop skills valued by
higher education (HE) and employers, including critical analysis, independent
thinking and research. The subject will appeal to a cross-section of students,
regardless of whether they have studied the subject before. They build on
skills developed in the sciences and humanities, and enable progression into
a wide range of other subjects.

Course content

Students study four different topics which include: Education and research
methods, The Family, Crime and Deviance and well as The Mass Media.
Students will be examined through written examinations.

Entry requirements

Minimum grade B in English.


Component 1: Education with Theory and Methods
Written Exam: 2 Hours
Component 2: The Family and The Mass Media
Written Exam: 2 Hours
Component 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods
Written Exam: 2 Hours

Future opportunities

Students of Sociology acquire valuable skills sought by many employers. They
will make critical judgements and develop cognitive skills; they will evaluate
qualitative and quantitative evidence. While many Sociology graduates work
in the public sector, others undertake a variety of jobs throughout the public
and private sector. Some employers who value qualifications in Sociology
include local and central government, industry and banking to name but a

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 10 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September