Department of Sociology - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 2nd July 2014

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Presentation about undergraduate Sociology courses at City University London. Presentation was given as part of the programme of the City University London Undergraduate Open Day on 2nd July 2014.

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Department of Sociology - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 2nd July 2014

  1. 1. Academic excellence for business and the professions School of Arts & Social Sciences Department of Sociology Professor Jean Chalaby Head of Sociology Department Dr Carrie-Anne Myers
  2. 2. About the School of Arts & Social Sciences  Draws together over 1,500 staff and students in Central London  Made up of seven departments: Culture & creative industries, Economics, International Politics, Journalism, Music, Psychology & Sociology.
  3. 3. School of Health Sciences The Sociology Department  Made up of 30 academic and administrative staff, and more than 300 students on Undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral courses  Teaching excellence across core and specialist areas  Research excellence and international recognition  Applied focus stressing relevance of Sociology to the real world  Commitment to innovative and participatory teaching methods  Department’s ethos:  Sharing knowledge, success and kindness
  4. 4. School of Health Sciences Sociology research at City University London Five broad research groupings:  Criminology and Criminal Justice  Gender, Employment and Class  Globalisation and Social Relations  Media, Communications and Culture  Social Research Methods
  5. 5. School of Health Sciences What is Sociology? Roots in the 19th century, originally sought to establish laws of human society itself  Sociology is society looking at itself  Sociology is society trying to solve its problems Looks at relationships between people, and people and social institutions How people interact within and transform relationships
  6. 6. School of Health Sciences What do Sociologists do?  Making of Modernity  Family and Gender  Divisions: Age, Ethnicity, Class, Sexuality, (Dis)ability  The Global and the Local  Crime, Deviance and Social Control  Media and Communications  Migration and Integration  Identities  Urban Life
  7. 7. School of Health Sciences How do they do it?  Theoretically – draw on and devise concepts that can describe and explain the way(s) society works  Empirically – conducting research that investigates the concepts and theories that are developed  Relating the conceptual and empirical
  8. 8. School of Health Sciences Why study sociology?  Intellectual Development  Learn to analyse, write, assess, evaluate, synthesise and critique in a thoughtful and informed manner  Social Development  Learn to communicate orally and in writing, to argue rationally, to present and to engage with staff and students  The opportunity to carry out research  Learn to investigate, search for and present evidence of competing views
  9. 9. School of Health Sciences Sociology degrees at City University London  Undergraduate courses  BSc Criminology, BSc Criminology and Sociology  BSc Media Studies and Sociology  BSc Sociology  BSc Sociology with Psychology  Postgraduate courses  largest portfolio of Sociology MA courses in UK covering: Sociology; Criminology; Media and Communications; and Social Research Methods
  10. 10. School of Health Sciences What happens in the first year?  Depends on which degree you do, but…  You must have a total of 120 credits at the end of the year  Each term, you do 4 modules, 3 of these are core depending on what pathway you do  All pathways do research methods
  11. 11. What jobs do our graduates get? BSc Sociology BSc Criminology and Sociology Sectors for employment include: •Civil Service •Broadcasting •Advertising •Press and Public Relations •The Cultural Industries •Campaigning Group •Non Governmental Agencies •Criminal Justice System •Protective Agencies, Health and Social Services Excellent basis for variety of careers including: •The Civil Service •The Criminal Justice System •Policing •Community Safety/Crime Prevention •Youth Justice •Security •Think Tanks/Pressure Groups Postgraduate study/ research opportunities in Criminology, Criminal Justice Studies and related fields
  12. 12. What jobs do our graduates get? BSc Media Studies and Sociology BSc Sociology with Psychology Opportunities to pursue careers in: •Professional Journalism •Publishing •Advertising •Public Relations •Marketing •Further postgraduate study and research opportunities Opportunities for careers in: •Professional Journalism •Publishing •Advertising •Public Relations •Marketing and Arts •Administration and Policy •Further postgraduate study and research opportunities
  13. 13. School of Health Sciences Reasons to study Sociology at City University  Strong research culture  Globally orientated approach  Cutting-edge intellectual atmosphere for students  Diverse range of courses available for further study at postgraduate level  Teaching from a core team of staff, internationally recognised as experts in their field  Centrally located; close to the British Library, major communication, press, broadcasting and cultural centres, international institutions, NGOs and government departments
  14. 14. School of Health Sciences Applying to study Sociology at City University London 2015/2016 340 UCAS tariff points (typically ABB at 'A' Level/ BBB+ an ‘AS Level’ will be taken into consideration) *Not General Studies
  15. 15. Academic excellence for business and the professions Questions?

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