Sociology is dedicated to the study of social life as found in groups, institutions and societies. It provides the critical tools for understanding all aspects of social conduct, from face-to-face interactions to how economic forces shape and are shaped by global society. This course uses a wide range of approaches to help you learn the methods and ideas needed to make your own contribution to understanding and improving society. Distinctive features Modules on offer reflect staff research interests across a range of sociological concerns and approaches, for example education, work and globalization; urban and everyday life; social media, culture and consumption; health; migration and ethnic relations.The opportunity to study a credit-bearing placement module. The opportunity for you to learn in a School that was ranked 3rd in the UK for research quality in sociology and 5th for education in the 2014 Research Excellent Framework (REF). The involvement of research-active staff in teaching. The emphasis on independent learning in a research-led environment. The variety of modules on offer in a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary School.