Sociology

Put simply, sociology is the study of human societies, including social structures and rules (political, legal and so on); common beliefs and behaviors within a particular society; social changes over time; and differences between social groups and overall societies.

Studying sociology could mean conducting empirical research (based on observation), using statistical analysis to identify causal relationships and trends, and seeing how these trends relate to various social theories.

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Sociology

Campus
Institution Name
Country
Campus Style
Institution Size
Selectivity
Education Model
American University
USA
Our 91-acre campus is located in northwest of Washington DC
Medium Institution 5000-15,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Single Subject Focus (Joint degrees available), Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model), Integrated or Thematic degrees, Researched Focused Institution, Teaching Focused Institution
University of Birmingham
UK, UAE
Our campus is just outside of the city centre of Birmingham, 7 minutes from our train station.
Very Large Institution >30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
We are a Russell Group university which hosts outstanding teaching and learning on campus.
Bishop's University
Canada
Suburban/rural campus (town of approximately 7,000 people)
Small Institution <5000
Somewhat Selective (50-75% admitted)
Liberal Arts and Sciences Education Model
Boston University
USA
Residential campus in a city
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Subject focused, with a foundation in Liberal Arts. Students apply directly into their program of interest. They focus on their subject/major-specific courses beginning in their first semester, while also exploring other areas through Liberal Arts. Many students pursue more than one subject.
University of Bristol
UK
Bristol's academic facilities are located in a defined campus area, separate to the accommodation.
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Single and joint honours degrees, offering a mixture of large lectures and small class teaching, with extensive practical components in relevant degrees (e.g. engineering)
Bryn Mawr College
USA
Suburban Campus
Small Institution <5000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Central European University (CEU)
Austria
City Campus - The campus is easily accessible from across the city, with tram stops and metro stations nearby.
Small Institution <5000
Selective (25-50% admitted) All finalists are required to complete an academic interview with faculty.
Interdisciplinary, Multidisciplinary, Liberal Arts
University of Cambridge
UK
A Collegiate University offering the benefits of both campus and city life
Medium Institution 5000-15,000
Extremely Selective (<10% admitted) - Generally 7,7,6 at HL and may be subject specific
Single Subject Focus (Joint degrees available), Researched Focused Institution, Teaching Focused Institution
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Common Degree/ Major Names

BA/BSc
Global Affairs
BA/BSc
Social and Political Sciences
BA/BSc
Globalisation
BSc
Human Sciences
BA
Social Change
BA/BSc
Social Sciences
BA
Religion, Culture and Society
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Useful Skills

ICT
Note Taking
Analytical
Data Manipulation
Staying Motivated / Working Hard
Organisation
Teamwork
Staying Positive (Resilience)
Research
Problem Solving
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