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Public Sociology

Queen Margaret University

Content

You will embrace new ideas and schools of thought on this intellectually stimulating and personally empowering BSc/BSc (Hons) Public Sociology course. It encourages rigorous critical thinking on complex and challenging social issues, opening the door to a wide range of careers.

Year One: Introduction to Academia; Introduction to Psychology; Introduction to Psychology 2; The Sociological Imagination – Classical & Contemporary Sociological Theories & Concepts; The Sociological Imagination Part 2: Diversity and Inequality; Foundations of Psychology; Core Concepts and Practices.

Year Two: Individual Differences, Wellbeing and Ethical Practice; Exploring Research; Current Debates in Sociology; Education, Race and Ethnicity; Material Culture: The Social Life of Things; Engaged Sociology.

Year Three: Sociology of Knowledge & Science; Understanding the Sociological Present; Social Process and Social Movements; Class, Poverty and Inequality: Social Policy Responses; Research Skills; Community Education and the Organic Intellectual.

Year Four: Dissertation; plus four options.

Entry Requirements

2024 entry requirements:
4 Highers at BBCC (standard entry) or BCCC (widening access entry) plus English and preferably Maths or Applications of Maths at National 5.

For entry to year 2 you must have 2 Advanced Highers at BC plus Highers at BB (in different subjects)

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

BSc/BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

L390

Course Length

3 - 4 years

Faculty

School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management

Department

Psychology and Sociology

SCQF Level

9/10

Website

www.qmu.ac.uk