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, and you learn more about sociology research and our team from our studying sociology 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
  • SOC2523: The social science research process
  • SOC2526: Work, employment and society
Semester 2:

  • SOC2522: Globalisation and international social justice
  • SOC2524: Developments in social theory
  • SOC2525: Gender, Sex and Sexuality

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:
  • SOC3543: Health, Healing and Healthcare
  • SOC3547: Media, state and society

Dr Mike Sheaff

Exchange Coordinator for Sociology

Associate Professor in Sociology

If you want to come and have a chat please email us to make an appointment.

Appointments are generally available Monday to Friday between 10.00 - 11.30 and 14.00 - 15.30 on a pre-arranged basis.