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SO9C5 - The Sociology of Urban Life

  • Module code: SO9C5
  • Module name: The Sociology of Urban Life
  • Department: Sociology
  • Credit: 20

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

More than half of the world’s population is currently living in cities, and most of us have first-hand experience of urban life in different cities. Have you ever wondered why your neighbourhood is changing and what the processes are behind it? Would you like to make sense of your own daily observations and understand them in a broader sociological context?

Timetabled teaching activities

This module will run in the Spring Term of the 2017/18 academic year.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: SO9C5-20)
A (Assessed work only) 4000 word essay 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core


  • Postgraduate Taught Social and Political Thought (L3P8) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Sociology (L3PD) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Social Research (L3PE) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Gender and International Development (M9P7) - Year 2