Sociology - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BSc (Hons) Sociology

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Sociology
DipHE Sociology
CertHE Sociology

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time ULE10001 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY ULE10001 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits

JACs code

L300

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Sociology

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Sociology

Programme Leader

HARMAN V Dr (Sociology)

Date of production/revision of spec

22/09/2017

Educational aims of the programme

To provide students with a well-founded education in the concepts, theories and principles of sociology, and their application across a range of relevant substantive areas.

To enable students to use a range of analytical tools in order to evaluate and conduct sociological research on contemporary society and culture.

To develop students' understanding of the relationship between social systems, social institutions, and social processes, and the quantitative and qualitative means of investigating them.

To encourage critical, inquisitive and independent thought among students in their examination of social issues.

To develop in students a broad range of communicative, analytical and organisational skills, and the confidence and knowledge to apply these skills in their careers after graduation.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Have a critical understanding of the elements of sociology relevant to an understanding of the contemporary world K
Be familiar with the main theoretical perspectives and debates of sociology and their application in the study of substantive sociological phenomena K
Be able to identify, summarise and apply key concepts in sociology to a range of relevant substantive areas K
Be able to distinguish between and evaluate different methodological approaches to the study of society K
Be familiar with the range and role of research methods used to generate data in sociological research K
Be able to design and execute sociological research studies, and be competent in the collection, management and analysis of research data K
Be able to synthesise and evaluate data from a variety of sources, and evaluate the relationship between sociological arguments and evidence K
Familiarity with and critical appreciation of the key elements of Sociology necessary for understanding of the contemporary social world. K
Familiarity with and critical appreciation of the main theoretical perspectives and debates in Sociology and their application to the study of substantive social phenomena. K
Familiarity with and understanding of the range and application of qualitative and quantitative methods used to produce data in sociological research. K
A critical understanding of the most recent developments in sociological theory, methodology and methods. K
Have acquired sufficient knowledge of sociological concepts and theory to be able to challenge received opinion, evaluate their own work and report effectively K
Have acquired basic knowledge of sociological concepts and theories K
To be able to understand standard sociological text books K
Identify, summarise and apply key concepts in sociology to a range of relevant substantive areas C
Distinguish between and evaluate different methodological approaches to the study of society C
Synthesise and evaluate data from a variety of sources. C
Evaluate the relationship between sociological arguments and evidence C
Critically compare and contrast different theoretical approaches within the discipline C
Plan, conduct and report an individual sociological study C
Identify, critically assess and apply key concepts in Sociology to a range of relevant substantive areas. C
Distinguish between and evaluate different methodological approaches to the study of society. C
Synthesise and evaluate data from a variety of primary and secondary sources. C
Evaluate the relationship between sociological theories and concepts and empirical evidence. C
Critically evaluate, contrast and challenge different theoretical approaches within the discipline of Sociology. C
Have acquired further social research skills to enable them, with autonomy, to perform straightforward research tasks C
Have acquired a basic foundation of social research skills to enable them to perform simple research tasks with guidance C
Locate, organise and use appropriate theories and concepts in order to inform social research P
Design and carry out social research using a variety of methods P
Plan for, collect and analyse quantitative and qualitative data competently P
Work individually and as part of a group to elaborate upon key issues and debates relating to sociology and its relevant substantive areas of study P
Use information and computing technology to collect, analyse and report on sociological research P
Collect, evaluate and utilise relevant primary and secondary sources in order to inform and resolve sociological questions. P
Produce a curriculum vitae P
Design and execute independent research using a variety of methods. P
Produce, manage and analyse quantitative and qualitative data. P
Locate, evaluate and apply appropriate sociological theories and concepts to inform both data production and analysis. P
Identify, collect and apply relevant primary and secondary sources to inform and resolve sociological issues. P
Work individually and as part of a group to critically reflect upon key debates in sociology and substantive social matters. P
Have demonstrated an ability to utilise library and electronic learning material in self-directed learning P
Be able to access learning materials from library and electronic resources P
Communicate ideas, principles and theories by oral, written and visual means T
Formulate and solve problems, both individually and as part of a team T
Work towards targets and deadlines under pressure through discipline and careful organisation T
Use information and communication technologies for a variety of generic and subject-specific purposes T
Apply and present numerical and statistical data in an appropriate way
Carry out a set of responsibilities in a work environment (for those who undertake a professional placement year only) T
Communicate ideas, principles and theories by oral, written and visual means. T
Formulate and solve problems, both individually and as part of a team. T
Work towards targets under pressure through discipline and careful organisation T
Use information technologies for a variety of generic and subject specific purposes. T
Apply and present basic statistical and numerical data in an appropriate way. T
Carry out a set of responsibilities in a work environment (for those who undertake a professional placement year only). T
Be ready to develop professional working relationships T
Have attained a reasonable level of computer literacy and study skills T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over three academic years, consisting of 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 480 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and the optional professional training year). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 3 - FHEQ Level 6

Optional modules for Year 3 - FHEQ Level 6

Students take the dissertation (45 credits) across the whole year plus THREE options from Semester 1 and TWO from Semester 2.

Year 3 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 6

Optional modules for Year 3 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 6

Students take the dissertation (45 credits) across the whole year plus THREE options from Semester 1 and TWO from Semester 2.

Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

Optional modules for Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

Students must choose one of the above three modules.

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.