Gain a solid grounding in social theory and social research methods. Develop a critical and historical understanding of the social forces that shape our lives. Course aims: In this degree, you’ll study core topics in social theory and social research methods. The flexibility in this course enables you to choose relevant units from sociology, social policy or other topics. This course will appeal if you want to understand the social forces that have shaped lives and social situations. You will gain an analytical and methodological foundation for the study of collective and individual behaviour. You’ll explore the historical understandings of social relationships, collective behaviour, institutions and social change. This will enable you will develop an appreciation of sociological concepts and theories. During the first and second years, you’ll study classical and modern social theories and qualitative and quantitative research skills. In the final year, you will write a dissertation and choose from optional units.