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School of Applied Social Sciences

BA Single and Joint Honours in Sociology

(BA Sociology, BA Anthropology and Sociology and BA Education Studies - Sociology)

“What makes the Durham Sociology department unique is the calibre of both the academics and students within the department and its constant focus on further developing itself. It is because of this that I gained a rich and interesting education particularly through my modules of Social Policy and Gender and Sexuality; both led by researchers at the forefront of their field. ”

Joshua Parker, BA Sociology Alumni, Graduated 2014

First Year BA Sociology and BA Criminology Modules 2016 - 2017

(Please note that the below may be subject to change for 2017-18 entry).
Please find below an Introduction to our first year Sociology and Criminology modules (including recommended reading and previous student feedback). We hope that you find this information useful. Further information on our degree programmes can be found below under 'BA Sociology Degrees'.
SOCI1312 Societies in Transition SOCI1331 Conceptualising Society
SOCI1321 Introduction to Research

1. Dr Vikki Boliver, Deputy Head of School (Research) and Senior Lecturer within SASS, explains what it is like to study an Undergraduate Programme within the School of Applied Social Sciences and Durham University.

2. Dr Mark McCormack, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Durham University explains more about Sociology and what it's like to study it at degree level.

Dr Mark McCormack, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Durham University explains more about Sociology and what it's like to study it at degree level.