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Sociology (Combined)

University of Aberdeen

Venues

Old Aberdeen Campus

Content

First Year: Introduction to Sociology 1 answers the question of what sociology is. It addresses the relationship between individuals and society and looks at how society is reproduced over time. Introduction to Sociology 2 examines the key sociological notion of ‘social structure’ by means of a range of contemporary social themes and issues, such as religion, surveillance and the media.

Second Year: The second year extends the analysis of the ‘sociological imagination’ and looks at a range of contemporary social issues and themes that exemplify sociology’s attention on people acting in social settings and the structures they inhabit, and which comprise what we call society. Topics will be approached in order to illustrate how sociology combines both theory and empirical investigation. Substantive topics covered include issues such as consumerism, tourism, food and risk society.

Third and Fourth Year (Honours): In third year take courses in the core areas of sociology, namely Research Methods and Sociological Theory. In the fourth year, students begin their individual research projects and choose from a range of option courses such as Sociology of Modern Scotland, Sociology of Art and Culture, Body Work, Political Sociology, European Societies, Sociology of the City, Religion and Culture, the Sociology of Peace Processes, Animals and Society and Sociology of Contemporary European Social Movements.

Entry Requirements

2025 entry requirements:

Standard entry:
4 Highers at BBBB (by end of S5) plus English at National 5. National 5 Maths or Applications of Maths required for study with Economics. Those with Highers at BBB by end of S5 are encouraged to apply.

Entry to year 2 may be possible with 3 Advanced Highers at ABB including relevant subjects at AB.

Widening access entry:
2 Highers at BB (by end of S5). Additional Highers/Advanced Highers in S6.

1 Foundation Apprenticeship is accepted in place of a Higher.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

MA Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

Please refer to list below

Course Length

4 years

Faculty

Arts and Social Sciences

Department

Social Science

SCQF Level

10

Combination Courses

Anthropology and Sociology
Business Management and Sociology
Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Studies and Sociology
Economics and Sociology
English and Sociology
Film and Visual Culture and Sociology
French and Sociology (5 years)
French and Sociology (4 years)
Gaelic Studies and Sociology
Geography and Sociology
German and Sociology (4 years)
German and Sociology (5 years)
History and Sociology
International Relations and Sociology
Language and Linguistics and Sociology
Philosophy and Sociology
Politics and Sociology
Psychology and Sociology
Sociology and Spanish and Latin American Studies (4 years)
Sociology and Spanish and Latin American Studies (5 years)
Sociology and Theology and Religion
LL63
LN32
5LQ2
LL13
QL33
LW36
RL13
RLC3
QL53
LL73
RL32
RL23
VL13
LLF3
QL13
VL53
LL23
LC38
RL34
RL43
LV36

Website

www.abdn.ac.uk