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BSc Sociology with Quantitative Methods

Academic Year 2017/18

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Programme Title

BSc Sociology with Quantitative Methods

Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)

Bachelor of Science

Programme Code

SOC-BSC-QM

UCAS Code

L301

JACS Code

L300 (DESCR) 100

Criteria for Admissions

BBB including Mathematics OR
BBC + AS-level Mathematics grade B OR
ABB + GCSE Mathematics grade B

ATAS Clearance Required

No

Health Check Required

No

Portfolio Required

Interview Required

Mode of Study

Full Time

Type of Programme

Single Honours

Length of Programme

3 Academic Year(s)

Total Credits for Programme

360

Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Awarding Institution/Body

Queen's University Belfast

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Framework for Higher Education Qualification Level 
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/publications/information-and-guidance

Level 6

QAA Benchmark Group
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/assuring-standards-and-quality/the-quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

Sociology (2007)

Accreditations (PSRB)

External Examiner Name:

External Examiner Institution/Organisation

Prof J MacInnes

University of Edinburgh

Prof G Letherby

University of Plymouth

REGULATION INFORMATION

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

None

Programme Specific Regulations

N/A

Students with protected characteristics

N/A

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

No

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF PROGRAMME

The aim of the BSc Sociology with Quantitative Methods is to offer a high quality learning and teaching environment whereby students will learn new skills, gain a theoretical grounding of the subject area and engage with and carry out research. The Programme is designed to enable students to gain an understanding of patterns of social life and social change. This involves seeking to equip students with an understanding of social theory and the tools of empirical sociological research. The programme specifically aims to develop student understanding of key areas of debate within the discipline, particularly those focusing on patterns of social division and inequality in a range of different societies, to formulate research questions that address these debates and to design primary and secondary analysis studies that address these questions. A key focus of the programme is to develop the knowledge, skills and practical experiences of undertaking quantitative social science research. This will involve working with real datasets and addressing real world research questions. The Programme aims to foster self-motivated learning and to develop the capacity to undertake independent study. General transferrable skills are also embedded in the design of the Programme, which are aimed at enhancing the employability of graduates. The programme employs a wide range of innovative models of curriculum delivery and assessment and to meet the changing skills/development needs of students. The key consideration here is the development and assessment of the wide range of quantitative social science skills required by academia and employers to meet the needs of a modern data driven society.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

interpret events in different ways and to present a range of perspectives around issues and phenomena.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Cognitive skills are largely gained from reading materials and through small group discussion and debate in tutorials and seminars as well as the traditional lecture format.
In addition, students are encouraged to undertake Personal Development Planning with their Personal Tutor, through their university study.

Methods of Assessment

Methods of assessment include the long essay, timed unseen examinations, group projects and article/book reviews, reflective diaries, critical reviews and report writing.

present reasoned arguments by contrasting and discussing different points of view.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Cognitive skills are largely gained from reading materials and through small group discussion and debate in tutorials and seminars as well as the traditional lecture format.
In addition, students are encouraged to undertake Personal Development Planning with their Personal Tutor, through their university study.

Methods of Assessment

Methods of assessment include the long essay, timed unseen examinations, group projects and article/book reviews, reflective diaries, critical reviews and report writing.

assess a range of perspectives and discuss the strengths of each for the understanding of social policies and practices.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Cognitive skills are largely gained from reading materials and through small group discussion and debate in tutorials and seminars as well as the traditional lecture format.
In addition, students are encouraged to undertake Personal Development Planning with their Personal Tutor, through their university study.

Methods of Assessment

Methods of assessment include the long essay, timed unseen examinations, group projects and article/book reviews, reflective diaries, critical reviews and report writing.

draw on materials from a range of sources and synthesise them.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Cognitive skills are largely gained from reading materials and through small group discussion and debate in tutorials and seminars as well as the traditional lecture format.
In addition, students are encouraged to undertake Personal Development Planning with their Personal Tutor, through their university study.

Methods of Assessment

Methods of assessment include the long essay, timed unseen examinations, group projects and article/book reviews, reflective diaries, critical reviews and report writing.

use relevant evidence to evaluate competing explanations for social phenomena, validate information by assessing its merits and draw evidence based conclusions.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Cognitive skills are largely gained from reading materials and through small group discussion and debate in tutorials and seminars as well as the traditional lecture format.
In addition, students are encouraged to undertake Personal Development Planning with their Personal Tutor, through their university study.

Methods of Assessment

Methods of assessment include the long essay, timed unseen examinations, group projects and article/book reviews, reflective diaries, critical reviews and report writing.

evaluate the viability of competing explanations for social phenomena.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Cognitive skills are largely gained from reading materials and through small group discussion and debate in tutorials and seminars as well as the traditional lecture format.
In addition, students are encouraged to undertake Personal Development Planning with their Personal Tutor, through their university study.

Methods of Assessment

Methods of assessment include the long essay, timed unseen examinations, group projects and article/book reviews, reflective diaries, critical reviews and report writing.

critical appraisal of both qualitative and quantitative research design, methods and analysis.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students undertake a number of group-based training exercises in which they are taught practical qualitative and quantitative research skills.

Methods of Assessment

Research skills are accessed via a research proposal, a reflective research diary, short statistical reports and a research dissertation.

conceptualise and operationalise key sociological concepts as a precursor to measurement and observation

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students undertake a number of group-based training exercises in which they are taught practical qualitative and quantitative research skills.

Methods of Assessment

Research skills are accessed via a research proposal, a reflective research diary, short statistical reports and a research dissertation.

comprehend problems, formulate research designs and choose from competing analytical procedures suited to specific problems.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students undertake a number of group-based training exercises in which they are taught practical qualitative and quantitative research skills.

Methods of Assessment

Research skills are accessed via a research proposal, a reflective research diary, short statistical reports and a research dissertation.

be reflective and sensitive to researchers’ assumptions, biases, and accumulated learning and their impact on quantitative research.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students undertake a number of group-based training exercises in which they are taught practical qualitative and quantitative research skills.

Methods of Assessment

Research skills are accessed via a research proposal, a reflective research diary, short statistical reports and a research dissertation.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

describe a range of key concepts and theoretical approaches within Sociology in a range of national contexts

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students are introduced to a broad range of sociological approaches and perspectives in level one. This ensures that students are equipped with knowledge and understand of a broad range of social issues including class, inequalities, race, mental health, disability and welfare provision. A range of teaching methods are employed including lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops, field visits, and supervised independent learning. Many of these teaching methods are enhanced by the use of visual technology, such as PowerPoint presentations, DVD clips, hand-outs, and key materials being made available through Queen’s Online. The School also promotes student volunteering in local independent sector agencies.

Methods of Assessment

Knowledge and understanding are assessed through unseen timed examinations, coursework assignments, oral presentations, seminar and tutorial contribution and multiple choice tests.

recognise contemporary debates around the definition and measurement of needs, social problems, and relate these to social diversity and inequality

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students are introduced to a broad range of sociological approaches and perspectives in level one. This ensures that students are equipped with knowledge and understand of a broad range of social issues including class, inequalities, race, mental health, disability and welfare provision. A range of teaching methods are employed including lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops, field visits, and supervised independent learning. Many of these teaching methods are enhanced by the use of visual technology, such as PowerPoint presentations, DVD clips, hand-outs, and key materials being made available through Queen’s Online. The School also promotes student volunteering in local independent sector agencies.

Methods of Assessment

Knowledge and understanding are assessed through unseen timed examinations, coursework assignments, oral presentations, seminar and tutorial contribution and multiple choice tests.

demonstrate familiarity with key concepts and theories associated with the analysis and measurement of well-being, social problems and social welfare

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students are introduced to a broad range of sociological approaches and perspectives in level one. This ensures that students are equipped with knowledge and understand of a broad range of social issues including class, inequalities, race, mental health, disability and welfare provision. A range of teaching methods are employed including lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops, field visits, and supervised independent learning. Many of these teaching methods are enhanced by the use of visual technology, such as PowerPoint presentations, DVD clips, hand-outs, and key materials being made available through Queen’s Online. The School also promotes student volunteering in local independent sector agencies.

Methods of Assessment

Knowledge and understanding are assessed through unseen timed examinations, coursework assignments, oral presentations, seminar and tutorial contribution and multiple choice tests.

understand the issues around the appropriate forms of state, private or informal intervention in relation to social problems.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students are introduced to a broad range of sociological approaches and perspectives in level one. This ensures that students are equipped with knowledge and understand of a broad range of social issues including class, inequalities, race, mental health, disability and welfare provision. A range of teaching methods are employed including lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops, field visits, and supervised independent learning. Many of these teaching methods are enhanced by the use of visual technology, such as PowerPoint presentations, DVD clips, hand-outs, and key materials being made available through Queen’s Online. The School also promotes student volunteering in local independent sector agencies.

Methods of Assessment

Knowledge and understanding are assessed through unseen timed examinations, coursework assignments, oral presentations, seminar and tutorial contribution and multiple choice tests.

understand the relationship between sociological argument and empirical evidence

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students are introduced to a broad range of sociological approaches and perspectives in level one. This ensures that students are equipped with knowledge and understand of a broad range of social issues including class, inequalities, race, mental health, disability and welfare provision. A range of teaching methods are employed including lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops, field visits, and supervised independent learning. Many of these teaching methods are enhanced by the use of visual technology, such as PowerPoint presentations, DVD clips, hand-outs, and key materials being made available through Queen’s Online. The School also promotes student volunteering in local independent sector agencies.

Methods of Assessment

Knowledge and understanding are assessed through unseen timed examinations, coursework assignments, oral presentations, seminar and tutorial contribution and multiple choice tests.

understand key concepts and analytical approaches within quantitative research methods

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Knowledge and understanding of social research methods and practices are developed through a combination of traditional lectures and group- based workshops where students develop and rehearse data collection and data analysis skills.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of research understanding and knowledge is via the completion of a research proposal, the design of a questionnaire, undertaking face-to-face interviews, a reflective research diary, SPSS analysis (including regression analysis) and a research dissertation.

demonstrate knowledge of the range of quantitative and qualitative research strategies and methods

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Knowledge and understanding of social research methods and practices are developed through a combination of traditional lectures and group- based workshops where students develop and rehearse data collection and data analysis skills.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of research understanding and knowledge is via the completion of a research proposal, the design of a questionnaire, undertaking face-to-face interviews, a reflective research diary, SPSS analysis (including regression analysis) and a research dissertation.

appreciate the social construction of quantitative data and the implication for the analysis and interpretation of that data

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Knowledge and understanding of social research methods and practices are developed through a combination of traditional lectures and group- based workshops where students develop and rehearse data collection and data analysis skills.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of research understanding and knowledge is via the completion of a research proposal, the design of a questionnaire, undertaking face-to-face interviews, a reflective research diary, SPSS analysis (including regression analysis) and a research dissertation.

demonstrate familiarity with major sources of quantitative data in relevant research areas

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Knowledge and understanding of social research methods and practices are developed through a combination of traditional lectures and group- based workshops where students develop and rehearse data collection and data analysis skills.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of research understanding and knowledge is via the completion of a research proposal, the design of a questionnaire, undertaking face-to-face interviews, a reflective research diary, SPSS analysis (including regression analysis) and a research dissertation.

use and understand descriptive and inferential statistics and other data management and analysis tools.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Knowledge and understanding of social research methods and practices are developed through a combination of traditional lectures and group- based workshops where students develop and rehearse data collection and data analysis skills.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of research understanding and knowledge is via the completion of a research proposal, the design of a questionnaire, undertaking face-to-face interviews, a reflective research diary, SPSS analysis (including regression analysis) and a research dissertation.

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

use key theoretical perspectives and concepts in Sociology and to comprehend their application to real life situations.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

All Sociology students undertake an independent research study in Year 3. This project involves the development of research question(s), the design of appropriate research methods; data collection and analysis, and the drafting of a final thesis. During this year long module students are provided with intensive support and supervision from an academic member of staff. In additional, specialist seminars are provided on a range of topics including, advanced qualitative and quantitative data analysis techniques, research ethics, project management, and thesis writing.

Methods of Assessment

Double marked research thesis

use their knowledge to formulate sociological questions and investigate social problems, trends, issues and debates

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

All Sociology students undertake an independent research study in Year 3. This project involves the development of research question(s), the design of appropriate research methods; data collection and analysis, and the drafting of a final thesis. During this year long module students are provided with intensive support and supervision from an academic member of staff. In additional, specialist seminars are provided on a range of topics including, advanced qualitative and quantitative data analysis techniques, research ethics, project management, and thesis writing.

Methods of Assessment

Double marked research thesis

the ability to conduct a range of quantitative and qualitative research strategies and methods and to comment on their relative advantages and disadvantages

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

All Sociology students undertake an independent research study in Year 3. This project involves the development of research question(s), the design of appropriate research methods; data collection and analysis, and the drafting of a final thesis. During this year long module students are provided with intensive support and supervision from an academic member of staff. In additional, specialist seminars are provided on a range of topics including, advanced qualitative and quantitative data analysis techniques, research ethics, project management, and thesis writing.

Methods of Assessment

Double marked research thesis

access or gather appropriate qualitative or quantitative information to address sociological questions using qualitative and quantitative methods

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

All Sociology students undertake an independent research study in Year 3. This project involves the development of research question(s), the design of appropriate research methods; data collection and analysis, and the drafting of a final thesis. During this year long module students are provided with intensive support and supervision from an academic member of staff. In additional, specialist seminars are provided on a range of topics including, advanced qualitative and quantitative data analysis techniques, research ethics, project management, and thesis writing.

Methods of Assessment

Double marked research thesis

select and apply appropriate quantitative analytical tools to a range of sociological research questions

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

All Sociology students undertake an independent research study in Year 3. This project involves the development of research question(s), the design of appropriate research methods; data collection and analysis, and the drafting of a final thesis. During this year long module students are provided with intensive support and supervision from an academic member of staff. In additional, specialist seminars are provided on a range of topics including, advanced qualitative and quantitative data analysis techniques, research ethics, project management, and thesis writing.

Methods of Assessment

Double marked research thesis

recognise the ethical implications of research into sociological problems and identify appropriate solutions

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

UG students are required to submit their work to the same ethical review committee as all human subject research undertaken within the school. Through specialised seminars and individual supervision, students are tutored through the ethical review process that involves the identification of ethical issues in their own work, the development of protocols and procedures to protect and minimise harm to participants and themselves (including procedures to obtain informed consent), the completion and submission of a formal ethical application, and the revision of research protocols to ensure full compliance with accepted ethical practices.

Methods of Assessment

Application to the School Research Ethics Committee.

review, summarise and evaluate empirical information and research findings about sociology and social problems

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

These learning outcomes are consistently addressed across almost all of the modules offered on the programme. As a result a wide range of different teaching methods are employed to promote depth learning, to facilitate consolidation of knowledge and understanding and to support student progression across the three years. Key to this is the use of interactive teaching methods (discussions, Q&As, pub quizzes, individual tutor meetings, problem orientated sessions, PRS) to promote student engagement within lectures and tutorials.

Methods of Assessment

Again, a wide range of assessment methods are employed across the three years of study. Highlights include the use of reflective reports, diaries, policy briefing papers, book and film reviews, peer assessment and feedback.

develop a capacity for recognising the relevance of sociological knowledge to social, public and civic policy.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

These learning outcomes are consistently addressed across almost all of the modules offered on the programme. As a result a wide range of different teaching methods are employed to promote depth learning, to facilitate consolidation of knowledge and understanding and to support student progression across the three years. Key to this is the use of interactive teaching methods (discussions, Q&As, pub quizzes, individual tutor meetings, problem orientated sessions, PRS) to promote student engagement within lectures and tutorials.

Methods of Assessment

Again, a wide range of assessment methods are employed across the three years of study. Highlights include the use of reflective reports, diaries, policy briefing papers, book and film reviews, peer assessment and feedback.

The course encourages students to be sensitive to the values and interests of others, taking account of the normative and moral positions of others in understanding how human needs are felt and met.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

These learning outcomes are consistently addressed across almost all of the modules offered on the programme. As a result a wide range of different teaching methods are employed to promote depth learning, to facilitate consolidation of knowledge and understanding and to support student progression across the three years. Key to this is the use of interactive teaching methods (discussions, Q&As, pub quizzes, individual tutor meetings, problem orientated sessions, PRS) to promote student engagement within lectures and tutorials.

Methods of Assessment

Again, a wide range of assessment methods are employed across the three years of study. Highlights include the use of reflective reports, diaries, policy briefing papers, book and film reviews, peer assessment and feedback.

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

communicate effectively in writing and speaking.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Flexible and interactive teaching methods and group- based project work allow students to develop a range of presentation and communication skills.

Methods of Assessment

Students are required to present coursework in a number of different formats including critical reviews, diaries, PowerPoint presentations, statistical reports, oral presentations and research proposals.

present data and evidence in an appropriate format for a variety of audiences (including computing skills in relation both to text and the graphical presentation of basic research data).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Flexible and interactive teaching methods and group- based project work allow students to develop a range of presentation and communication skills.

Methods of Assessment

Students are required to present coursework in a number of different formats including critical reviews, diaries, PowerPoint presentations, statistical reports, oral presentations and research proposals.

be efficient in time planning and management.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Time planning, project management, group working skills are developed through personal tutor workshops and exercises, group- based employability exercises and a research dissertation.

Methods of Assessment

Time and project planning/management is a core requirement of all coursework, and the research dissertation.

work productively in a group and have developed interpersonal skills that facilitate collaboration with others.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Time planning, project management, group working skills are developed through personal tutor workshops and exercises, group- based employability exercises and a research dissertation.

Methods of Assessment

Time and project planning/management is a core requirement of all coursework, and the research dissertation.

evaluate evidence of diverse kinds and drawing appropriate conclusions.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Critical comparative analysis of available information sources is a theme that runs through the Sociology programme. Students are immersed in techniques for the collation, analysis and comparison of published material. Students are also introduced to systematic review procedures and the review of meta-analytical studies.

Methods of Assessment

Critical review of sociological sources is a key component of most coursework assignments. Rigorous assessment, combined with detailed and constructive feedback, is essential to the development and refinement of critical analysis skills.

make critical use of published data sources.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Critical comparative analysis of available information sources is a theme that runs through the Sociology programme. Students are immersed in techniques for the collation, analysis and comparison of published material. Students are also introduced to systematic review procedures and the review of meta-analytical studies.

Methods of Assessment

Critical review of sociological sources is a key component of most coursework assignments. Rigorous assessment, combined with detailed and constructive feedback, is essential to the development and refinement of critical analysis skills.

identify the most important arguments or evidence in a text and recording and/or representing these.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Critical comparative analysis of available information sources is a theme that runs through the Sociology programme. Students are immersed in techniques for the collation, analysis and comparison of published material. Students are also introduced to systematic review procedures and the review of meta-analytical studies.

Methods of Assessment

Critical review of sociological sources is a key component of most coursework assignments. Rigorous assessment, combined with detailed and constructive feedback, is essential to the development and refinement of critical analysis skills.

use bibliographic and referencing skills: the identification of relevant published and web-based materials in relation to a particular topic.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Critical comparative analysis of available information sources is a theme that runs through the Sociology programme. Students are immersed in techniques for the collation, analysis and comparison of published material. Students are also introduced to systematic review procedures and the review of meta-analytical studies.

Methods of Assessment

Critical review of sociological sources is a key component of most coursework assignments. Rigorous assessment, combined with detailed and constructive feedback, is essential to the development and refinement of critical analysis skills.

formulate researchable problems within a general area of concern.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Several research-based modules and a research dissertation encourage students to acquire and enhance their skills in the design, planning, execution and analysis of both quantitative and quantitative research.

Methods of Assessment

Students are assessed on the completion of a research proposal, the design of a questionnaire, undertaking face-to-face interviews, a reflective research diary, SPSS analysis (including regression analysis) and a research dissertation.

design and undertake research, data collection and data manipulation in relation to sociological questions and problems.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Several research-based modules and a research dissertation encourage students to acquire and enhance their skills in the design, planning, execution and analysis of both quantitative and quantitative research.

Methods of Assessment

Students are assessed on the completion of a research proposal, the design of a questionnaire, undertaking face-to-face interviews, a reflective research diary, SPSS analysis (including regression analysis) and a research dissertation.

undertake qualitative data analysis, including indexing and retrieval of qualitative data.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Several research-based modules and a research dissertation encourage students to acquire and enhance their skills in the design, planning, execution and analysis of both quantitative and quantitative research.

Methods of Assessment

Students are assessed on the completion of a research proposal, the design of a questionnaire, undertaking face-to-face interviews, a reflective research diary, SPSS analysis (including regression analysis) and a research dissertation.

construct survey questionnaires and quantitative measures, and to be able critical evaluate such measures

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Several research-based modules and a research dissertation encourage students to acquire and enhance their skills in the design, planning, execution and analysis of both quantitative and quantitative research.

Methods of Assessment

Students are assessed on the completion of a research proposal, the design of a questionnaire, undertaking face-to-face interviews, a reflective research diary, SPSS analysis (including regression analysis) and a research dissertation.

appropriately apply a range of statistical and analytical tools including the use of widely-used information and communication technology for data management and statistical analysis (e.g. SPSS)

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Several research-based modules and a research dissertation encourage students to acquire and enhance their skills in the design, planning, execution and analysis of both quantitative and quantitative research.

Methods of Assessment

Students are assessed on the completion of a research proposal, the design of a questionnaire, undertaking face-to-face interviews, a reflective research diary, SPSS analysis (including regression analysis) and a research dissertation.

be aware of the use and potential misuse of statistics

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Several research-based modules and a research dissertation encourage students to acquire and enhance their skills in the design, planning, execution and analysis of both quantitative and quantitative research.

Methods of Assessment

Students are assessed on the completion of a research proposal, the design of a questionnaire, undertaking face-to-face interviews, a reflective research diary, SPSS analysis (including regression analysis) and a research dissertation.

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

Understanding Society

SOC1001

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

The Sociological Imagination

SOC1002

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

60%

0%

40%

Issues in Contemporary Irish Society

SOC3005

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Research Project and Dissertation

SOC3007

3

40

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

The Development of Social Theory

SOC2001

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Comparative Social Inequalities

SOC2002

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

60%

40%

0%

Qualitative Research Skills

SOC2003

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Green Criminology

CRM2004

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

Sociology of the Family

SOC3028

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

50%

0%

50%

Social Norms, Roles and Identities

SOC3050

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Introducing Social Policy

SPY1004

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Ageing and the Life Course

SPY2009

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

70%

30%

0%

Visualising the Social World

SQM1001

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Researching the Social World

SQM1002

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Theory Counts

SQM2001

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Social Identity: Differences and Inequalities

SQM2003

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

50%

30%

20%

Researching Change Across the Life Course

SQM3001

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Comparing the Local and Global

SQM3002

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Digital Society

SOC1005

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Notes

Level 2: Students must have completed SOC1001 or SOC1002 before enrolling on SOC2003.

Students are advised that optional modules may not be offered in every year and are subject to a minimum number of enrolments. Level 1: Students must have enrolled for SOC1001 to be allowed to enrol for SOC1002.