Studying sociology involves continuous interplay between matters of concern in society and concepts and theories of society. Sociological study is not just concerned with the UK, it explores global issues too. This is important because of the ever-increasing globalised world. The programme is ideal if you have an inquiring mind, value the freedom to think and want to develop and enrich your sociological imagination. Studying Sociology at Winchester allows you to explore a range of sociological issues, for example health; illness and disability; crime and deviance; sexuality and gender; migration; race and ethnicity; religion; social policy; community development; research methods; social inequalities; youth; terrorism and war; climate change; and demographic changes. Throughout the degree there is an emphasis on the practical application of skills, and you are taught by engaging experts who are active researchers and passionate about their subjects. Additionally, external speakers and experts visit the University to share their knowledge and experience, thereby creating links with other sociologists and professionals. The programme aims to enhance your employability prospects by providing you with a broad range of transferable skills and knowledge such as teamwork, communication skills, showing initiative, being able to work in a way that is supportive of equality and diversity in the workplace, and working under pressure.