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Social work and sociology at Solent

If you’re looking for a truly meaningful career helping, understanding or protecting people, you can study human behaviour to work with people and solve their problems. Within sociology, you can gain a wider understanding of human society that can be applied to work in government agencies, education, journalism and politics.

The first two years of a social work degree at Solent focus on learning the basis of social work theory and interpersonal skills, as well as looking at subjects such as law and sociology. For the final year, students can choose to specialise in adults or children and families, in order to help focus their career path upon graduation.

You’ll complete two significant periods of work experience in either local authorities or voluntary, private and independent organisations in the region. We have partnership arrangements for practice learning placements with four local authorities (Southampton City, Hampshire, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight), as well as many other social care organisations.

Studying sociology means you’ll develop an understanding of cultural and political issues that shape individual and collective experiences, by covering issues of power, politics and identity, education, media, social inequalities, and race and ethnicity.

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Courses

BA (Hons) Education

This degree has been specifically created for you to build an understanding of the latest child development practices, how children and young people learn, as well as challenges and innovations in the education sector.

BSc (Hons) Psychology and Sociology

This is a contemporary and exciting course which combines the disciplines of sociology and psychology for students to develop the knowledge, application and skills to...

BA (Hons) Social Work

Are you looking to pursue a career in a rewarding profession? Solent’s social work degree will help you develop a thorough grounding in social work theory, as well as the skills...

BA (Hons) Sociology

Sociology – or the study of human society – asks difficult questions about the everyday. As a sociology student here at Solent, you’ll develop an understanding of your own...

Facilities

Our vibrant campus provides state-of-the-art facilities to enhance your learning and elevate your student experience.

Our award-winning teaching building, The Spark, is centred around students and offers a stimulating study environment with flexible learning spaces.


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