Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Introduction to Sociology

when 1 August 2021 - 14 August 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee GBP 1529

Introduction to Sociology looks at what sociology can do. Sociologists find out about how people live in and think about the world, generate or apply theories about social life, analyse how groups portray themselves and others, and how they critique inequality and injustice.

Course aim

You will consider how contemporary sociologists work with key concepts and thinkers in engaging with the social world in these ways and will gain an understanding of the key purposes, concepts, methods and areas of inquiry in contemporary sociology.

The course will introduce you to the principles - as well as some in-class experience - of core methods of social scientific research: survey research, qualitative interviews, ethnography and textual analysis. We will look at examples of research from a range of countries across a range of areas, including the body, young adults, gender, inequality, violence and the environment.

Credits info

Non-credit bearing course.

Fee info

GBP 1529: This fee includes:

- Tuition fees for the two-week course
- Course materials and equipment
- Academic trips and excursions
- Social programme

Additional fees may apply for visa applications. These are not included in your course fee.

The course fee does not include accommodation. To find out more about available accommodation options on our Accommodation page.

As part of your application process, you will be required to pay a £250 deposit. The deposit payment will be redeemable against your course fee. After a 14 day cooling off period, the deposit is non-refundable. You will receive information on how to pay your deposit during your application process.