This programme will allow you to specialise in the study of sociology while incorporating courses from a range of options to allow you to build your degree around your interests and career aspirations. If you have the ability but not the qualifications, an extended degree is the first step to graduation. This four-year programme is identical to the three-year degree, but includes a foundation year, and has a lower entry tariff. Maximise your potential in an innovative and vibrant subject covering a range of issues from popular culture to social justice, from gender and identity to global relations. It will be a challenging and rewarding experience. **Employability** A broad foundation in sociological thinking and theory is offered while also supporting you to pursue your own ideas and interests through focused research. You will develop a range of intellectual and practical transferable skills that provide a strong foundation for future employment in areas such as social welfare policy; media, marketing and advertising; local and central government; and community and charity organisations. **Foundation year** The foundation year is designed to give you: * A thorough introduction to social sciences * Essential computing skills * Improved communication * Academic writing skills * An understanding of ethics, enterprise and leadership * The ability to manage your studies independently. **Ranking** Our sociology degrees are ranked 1st in London for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017. **Outcomes** The aims of the programme are: * To enhance understanding of important and controversial issues in society, including debates about gender, ethnicity, crime and deviance, social justice, global politics and cultural production * To provide a pathway of study that encompasses the main sociological debates as well as strengths in applied sociology, global studies and cultural sociology * To produce graduates who have skills that can be applied in a range of careers including skills in critical thinking, practical and applied research, communication skills, and an ability to work both independently and in groups, and to engage with the modern world with confidence.