This course trains you to understand pressing contemporary issues through the ways in which social structures and processes influence social conduct. Read more at the University of Portsmouth website. WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? You will explore people's lives and the wider forces upon them, through research-led teaching and the development of your own research skills. The 2017 National Student Survey found that 100% of our students are satisfied with this course. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE You may take up opportunities for a work placement or foreign language as part of your study. OPTIONAL PATHWAYS You may follow an optional media studies pathway through this degree, involving units in this complementary subject, leading to the exit award BA (Hons) Sociology with Media Studies WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? This course is for students who want to explore classical and contemporary social theory, and to focus on specialist areas such as food, happiness, violence or sport. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED You will develop analytic, informational, communication and social research skills as part of your studies, and may undertake work placements as either an assessed unit or sandwich year. AFTER THE COURSE You will be prepared for careers in a wide variety of graduate professions, from health and social care to banking or administration. You will also be well placed for further training or study.