Sociology - exchange modules

Looking at life through a lens of inequality, difference and diversity, sociology at the University of Plymouth brings real issues into sharp focus. Supported by a nationally renowned academic team, you’ll explore how topics such as health, media, crime and deviance, poverty, and gender shape our lives and experiences. You’ll develop key transferable skills that employers actively seek through a pioneering, well established, work-based learning programme and our international field trip and exchange opportunities.

Included below is a list of all modules available for exchange students studying sociology at the University of Plymouth. Further information about studying sociology at the University of Plymouth can be found on the course page.

First year modules

All modules are 20 credits  

Semester 1:

  • SOC1510 - Social identities and inequalities 
  • SOC1512 - Social science research methods
  • SOC1513 - Key concepts and skills for sociology -  Immersive module
Semester 2:

  • GOV1000PP - One planet? Society and sustainability - Immersive module
  • SOC1511 - Introduction to social theory

Second year modules

All modules are 20 credits  

Semester 1:

  • SOC2516 - Culture, structure and experience
  • SOC2521 - Work, employment and society 
  • SOC2523 - The social science research process
Semester 2:

  • SOC2518 - Developments in social theory
  • SOC2520 - Gender and society
  • SOC2522 - Globalisation and international social justice

Third year modules

All modules are 20 credits   

Semester 1:

  • SOC3538 - Philosophy of social science
  • SOC3544 - Food and Foodways
  • SOC3545 - Social theory and political action
Semester 2:
  • SOC3540 - Gender and society: a social science critique
  • SOC3547 - Media, state and society