39 Short Courses in Sociology

Sociology studies deal with the human society by analysing and investigating it using several methods of empirical research. To cover all the different aspects of society, there are many different branches within this discipline.


Find and compare 39 Short Courses in Sociology in United Kingdom. Below is a selection of the available study options. If you're interested in studying Sociology in United Kingdom you can view all 39 Short Courses. You can also read more about the Sociology discipline in general or about studying in United Kingdom.

Suggested Study Programmes

  • Short Course in NCFE Level 2 Award Support Work in Schools

    The NCFE Support Work in Schools course is a knowledge-based qualification suitable for all support staff roles in schools. This includes all staff who work in a school environment as well as those who work directly with children and young people. It seeks to develop the knowledge and understanding that all those working in a school setting will need and covers areas such as safeguarding, communication and understanding the school context.

  • Short Course in Child Day Care

    Child Day Care is a career with huge responsibilities. But being responsible for the care and development of children is also hugely rewarding. Our Child Day Care course will give you the child care knowledge that will make your working life easier and more fulfilling, and could open up opportunities in the Child Day Care sector. Whether you are already working in child day care, or are looking for a work opportunity in this area, our Child Day Care course is a great way to enhance your skills, knowledge and employability prospects.

  • Short Course in Making It Happen! Leadership, Influence and Change (B204)

    This module focuses on leadership and change practice, and has considerable potential to support employability.

  • Short Course in Making Social Worlds

    In order to survive, human beings live in social worlds which create security, foster stable attachment between individuals and things, and regulate behaviour. This accessible, vocationally relevant course demonstrates how sociological approaches can be applied to make sense of these processes – investigating how they work and how they sometimes fail.

  • Short Course in A Level Sociology

    The Sociology A Level course looks at the way society works and develops. The study of sociology is absorbing and highly practical, with applications in a wide range of professional and personal situations, from families and education to the media and crime. Sociology study is important because we all operate within society. Our customs, laws, morals and working systems shape our lives and determine the future direction of society, and the A Level Sociology course takes you into that vital field of knowledge, whether for a career in sociology or elsewhere.

  • Short Course in Introduction to Counselling

    The tremendous expansion of counselling over the last 20 years reflects the changing nature of society, an increase in the number of people perceiving a need for professional help with their problems, and a growing recognition of the value of such support.

  • Short Course in Personal Lives and Social Policy

    This module uses four key themes –Sexualities, Care, Work, and Citizenship – to explore how individuals shape and are shaped by policy making and welfare practices and how social policy is organised, represented and experienced - opening up challenging questions about the policymaking process both in the past and in contemporary society.

  • Short Course in Advanced Certificate in Digital Marketing and Social Media

    A key element of this course is the focus on the practical application of digital marketing and social media marketing tools to set up and maintain a presence in the digital and social world. You will learn how to plan, coordinate, deliver, and test digital and social media marketing campaigns and set targets to monitor the success of these campaigns. A key focus of the course will be the interaction and creative thinking that delegates will partake in, designing creative campaigns and innovative solutions for digital and social media.

  • Short Course in Child Development

    This module shows how psychological enquiry can help us to improve our understanding of the development of children and young people. It is organised in four parts: Psychological development and early childhood introduces children’s early development from a psychological perspective; Children’s personal and social development follows development in a social context; and Cognitive and language development in children explores the development of cognitive and linguistic understanding and the developing child as an active agent.

  • Short Course in Security & Development in Africa

    This course provides a broad conceptual framework for understanding and analyzing the main challenges to security in Africa, and for assessing policy responses. It offers a critical introduction to research on the various aspects of the current merging of security and development in Africa and puts this in the context of wider debates about governance, politics and the postcolonial state in Africa.

  • Short Course in NCFE L3 Award Teaching Assistant

    Our NCFE Level 3 Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools course will prepare you for a career working with children in the classroom, giving invaluable educational support to teachers. Demand is high for trained and enthusiastic teaching assistants all over the country, and this Teaching Assistant course, building on what you will have learned from the NCFE Level 2 Support Work in Schools course, will equip you with the skills and the qualifications you need to get into this rewarding career, working with children and helping them to learn and develop.

  • Short Course in Introducing the Social Sciences (DD101)

    This key introductory OU level 1 module provides an ideal introduction to the social sciences – psychology, social policy and criminology, geography and environment, politics and international studies, economics and sociology.