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Now: 324.00 Suggested Duration: 200 Hours
Level: 3
Format: Paper
Awarding Organisation: NCFE
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Sociology Diploma

Course Description

Sociology Diploma This Sociology Diploma course is about developing a critical understanding of society, and through this understanding providing a basis for highlighting and explaining social problems such as ill health, poverty and crime. Sociology is the study of human societies. It is usually classed as one of the social sciences (along with subjects like psychology) and was established as a subject in the late 18th century (through the work of people like the French writer Auguste Comte). However, the subject has only really gained acceptance as an academic subject in the 20th century through the work of writers such as Emile Durkheim, Max Weber and Talcott Parsons (names that will be visited throughout this course). One name that you may have heard of - Karl Marx (the founder of modern Communism) - has probably done more to stimulate people’s interest in the subject than anyone else, even though he lived and wrote (1818-1884) in a period before sociology became fully established as an academic discipline.

Sociology, therefore, has a reasonably long history of development, (150-200 years) although in Britain it has only been in the last 30-40 years that sociology as an examined subject in the education system has achieved a level of prominence equivalent to, or above, most of the other subjects it is possible to study. At present, approximately 40,000 students sit an A-level sociology exam, making it one of the most popular A-levels in our society.

This Sociology Diploma course focuses on the study of the social world. It involves studying human beings and their patterns of behaviour. In order to do this, we focus on the way people form relationships and how these relationships, considered in their totality, are represented by the concept of a “society”. In this respect, the focus of the sociologist’s attention is group behaviour. That is, the effect that the groups people join or are born into (family, work, education and so forth) have upon people’s social behaviour.

Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available when purchasing the Sociology Diploma course, therefore registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you.


Previous Knowledge Required

The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this Sociology Diploma course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about the study of Sociology and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. You have the freedom to start the Sociology Diploma course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.



You will receive the Sociology Diploma course manual, assignments and study guide plus tutor support by mail and email. Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that 12 month unlimited support is available for your Sociology Diploma course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.



Theoretical information is provided throughout the Sociology Diploma course, followed by a series of exercises, assignments and activities that are to be completed and marked by your personal tutor.



  • Unit 1: An Introduction to Sociology key ideas and concepts
  • Unit 2: Sociological theory and perspectives
  • Unit 3: The Family
  • Unit 4: Social stratification, class and social mobility
  • Unit 5: Mass media
  • Unit 6: Looking at Crime and Deviance
  • Unit 7: The Sociology of Health and Illness
  • Unit 8: Sociology and Religion
  • Unit 9: Gender, culture and identity
  • Unit 10: Social Science Research Methods


Awarding Organisation

This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by NCC Resources Limited which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to courses. At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual's Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.


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Was: 360.00
Now: 324.00 Suggested Duration: 200 Hours
Level: 3
Format: Paper
Awarding Organisation: NCFE

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