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AS/A2: Sociology at Stephenson Studio School

Course description

Sociology is the systematic study of people, social life and society. It is a highly regarded academic subject that is taught at all the top universities including Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard. Sociologists are interested in a wide variety of fascinating topics such as health and illness (sociology of medicine), feminism (social theory, religious cults, socliology of religion), suicide (criminology, divorce, the cult of celebrity), human rights law, voting behaviour (politics), poverty and unemployment(socio-economics). AS/A2 sociology gives you an understanding of fundamental aspects of society and of how sociologists study and explain peoples behaviour.

Entry requirements

5 A*-C GCSE's or equivalent and at least grade B at GCSE for this or a related subject

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Future opportunities

Sociology can compliment subjects such as geography, psychology, English, religious studies and economics. For students keen to study science and who want a career in medicine, sociology is a very useful fourth subject. It can demonstrate a deeper understanding of the social implications of core related issues. For example, in addressing health issues students may consider the unequal social distribution of health and illness in the United Kingdom by social class, age, gender, ethnicity and region, and internationally; the sociological study of the nature and social distribution of mental illness. Sociology can provide strong foundations for degrees such PPE (Oxford), law, international relations, criminology, and SPS (Cambridge); as well as for careers such as human resource management, marketing, banking, management consultancy, civil service, local and national government, journalism, teaching, social work, educational psychology, publishing, public relations, probation service, occupational therapy, nursing and midwifery. For further details, see the British Sociological Association website at

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stephenson Studio School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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