Sociology provides ways of making sense of a world undergoing unprecedented social change and uncertainty. This programme provides you with an understanding of core traditions and contemporary developments in sociological thinking and research. It also features a range of specialist areas such as race and ethnic identity, sociological approaches to violence, terrorism and society, new media technologies, the sociology of health, sex and gender and the sociology of science and technology.
Within the Economics element of your degree, you examine some of the profound issues in our life and times, including: economic growth and sustainable development, emerging market economies, financial and monetary crises, international trade and aid to poor countries. At Kent, you learn about these issues from economists who are highly regarded within the profession for emphasising the practical application of economics in all of these arenas.
Many staff advise government bodies in the UK and the European Commission. Staff also advise international organisations including the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Bank of England, the European Central Bank (ECB), and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
Kent consistently appears in the top ten economics departments in the National Student Survey.
In the National Student Survey 2013, 95% of Sociology students were satisfied with the quality of their course. And, in The Complete University Guide 2014, Sociology research was rated 2nd in the UK.
Economics at Kent was ranked 3rd for student satisfaction in The Complete University Guide 2014.
The course structure below gives a flavour of the modules that will be available to you and provides details of the content of this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, you may also have the option to take wild modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.
Possible modules may include:
EC309 - Statistics for Economics and Business
SO336 - Sociology of Everyday Life
SO337 - Fundamentals of Sociology
SO408 - Sociological Theory: The Classics
EC304 - Principles of Economics
EC305 - Mathematics for Economics and Business Mode A
EC306 - Mathematics for Economics and Business Mode B
SO305 - Introduction to Criminology
SO334 - Modern Culture
Possible modules may include:
SO727 - Contemporary Sociological Theory
EC500 - Microeconomics
EC502 - Macroeconomics
Possible modules may include:
EC511 - Quantitative Economics
EC531 - Policy Analysis
EC532 - Environmental Economics, Institutions and Policy
EC533 - The Public Sector
EC534 - The Economics of Money and Banking
EC540 - Development Economics
EC541 - Economics Dissertation
EC542 - Econometrics I: An Introduction to Modern Econometrics using Stata
EC543 - Econometrics 2: Topics in Time Series
EC544 - Economic Integration in the EU
EC545 - Economics of the Labour Market
EC546 - Games for Economics and Business
EC547 - Industrial Economics
EC548 - International Finance
EC549 - International Trade
EC550 - Monetary Economics
EC553 - Public Economics
EC562 - Economics of Finance 1
EC563 - Economics of Finance 2
EC565 - Extended Economics Essay
EC567 - Economics of Gender, Children and the Family
EC568 - World Economics and Financial History: From the 19th Century to the Pre
EC569 - Economic Growth
EC570 - Microeconomics of Development
EC571 - Agricultural, Food and Natural Resource Economics
SA503 - A Future for the Welfare State? Social Change, Challenge and Crisis
SA519 - The Social Politics of Food
SA525 - Education,Training and Social Policy
SA531 - The Care and Protection of Children and Families
SO505 - Sociology of Crime and Deviance
SO506 - Popular Culture, Media and Society
SO509 - Health, Illness and Medicine
SO525 - Environmental Politics
SO532 - Mental Health
SO533 - Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice
SO534 - Violence and Society
SO535 - Youth and Crime
SO536 - Criminal Justice in Modern Britain:Development, Issues and Politics
SO537 - Race and Racism
SO538 - Childhood, Society and Children's Rights
SO539 - Environmental Policy and Practice
SO575 - Poverty, Inequality and Social Security
SO594 - Terrorism and Modern Society
SO595 - Reproductive Health Policy in Britain
SO601 - Welfare in Modern Britain
SO602 - Social Research Methods
SO603 - Health and Health Policy
SO645 - The Third Sector: Charities and Social Enterprises in Modern Societies
SO657 - Digital Culture
SO659 - Risk and Society
SO668 - The Sociology of Work
SO676 - Cultures of Embodiment
SO678 - Caring for Vulnerable Adults: Understanding Social Care
SO679 - Research Dissertation
SO684 - Globalization and Development
SO689 - Drugs, Culture and Control
SO702 - Sociology and Social Politics of the Family
SO709 - Modern Chinese Societies
SO710 - War, Atrocity and Genocide
SO712 - Urban Sociology
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