The combination of Sociology and Philosophy provides students with essential theoretical and methodological tools required to analyse and understand aspects of contemporary life. This course involves work and community placements at every level of study, allowing students to put their knowledge into practice thereby deepening appreciation of these two disciplines and enhancing employment opportunities. Students will be taught by skilled staff committed to high quality teaching and with record of internationally recognized research. Our research-led teaching ensures that you will be learning about the latest developments in the disciplines of Sociology and Philosophy. Students will have the opportunity to listen to internationally renowned scholars through the Royal Institute of Philosophy public lecture series hosted by the university. Comments from our External Examiner on provision: For Philosophy: "The curriculum is very well designed with material which meets the requirements of philosophical rigour and contemporary relevance. It is suitably orientated to cater for the interests of the students on the joint honours program. As in previous years it is evident that significant and sustained attention has been devoted to thinking about how to teach content in a way which encourages student engagement"