Students will develop as independent learners and critical thinkers through self-reflection, directed research and study activities, project development and work-based analysis and evaluation. Core and optional module selection prepares students to work with and support the development of individuals in meeting their own potential through a wide range of employment settings. The degree encourages examination of the institutions within which people organise and manage their lives, through investigation of a range of themes. Social institutions such as the family, education and religion are scrutinised for how they shape and construct identities. An appreciation of the historical origins of Sociology promotes exploration of the emergence of the globalised contemporary world and the interconnections of people on an international scale.