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Sociology BSc(Hons): Work placements

Sociology work and volunteering

In the third year, you'll observe and undertake a subject-relevant work placement, both to enhance your academic learning and to give you valuable work experience relevant to your future employability.

This module forms a key part of our approach to student employment in the Department of Criminology and Sociology. It is therefore available to all of our students.

This module, Applied Sociology: Work and Volunteering is available to all students.

You'll be supported throughout the module, from finding a placement to joining the workforce. Previous students have secured placements with:

  • Victim Support
  • National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
  • Childline
  • Domestic violence shelters
  • Drug service drop-in centres

The module combination of academic study and practical application supports your employability. Known as experiential learning, this type of study is challenging but deeply rewarding, and clearly benefits your intellectual confidence and future employment.

Module topics include:

  • contemporary organisational life;
  • reflective and ethical practice;
  • the relationship between policy and practice;
  • social aspects of working life;
  • interpersonal relationships and practices.

Students bring their learning to a placement. In turn, the placement supports a student's learning. Students gain the practical skills, networks and contacts relevant to their employment ambitions.

"I started my placement in June 2014, and worked consistently with Witness Service and Victim Support throughout the year as a part of my course. I was offered a full term, permanent role as a domestic violence officer with the Kingston team as a result of my hard work and commitment throughout the year, and will start my specialist training in domestic violence within the next few weeks." – Monica Chumber, Criminology and Sociology BSc(Hons) alumna

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