Sociology offers a critical perspective on contemporary society. We explore the way society is developing and the present day social crisis, including the problems of globalisation, inequality, crime and conflict. You will become adept at analysing the influence of social structures, rules and ideas on individual lives; and gain an understanding of the ways in which people respond to these circumstances. Sociology enables you to better grasp the social world you live in and approach it with a sceptical mind. Sociology at the University of Worcester has a long history and continues to develop a distinctive curriculum that emphasises the international and political dimensions of contemporary society, while offering a specialist focus on themes of sexuality, intimacy, emotions and the body. The knowledge and skills you will acquire can then be used across multiple sectors of employment and is particularly relevant for careers in areas such as counselling, education, youth work, business and politics.