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SO9B8 - Social Research for Social Change

  • Module code: SO9B8
  • Module name: Social Research for Social Change
  • Department: Sociology
  • Credit: 20

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

How can sociology change the world? If you want to become a social researcher because you think knowing more about our social world can make a difference, then this module may be for you. The module is designed to develop socially engaged researchers who can reflect on the impact their research might have – both positive and negative – in the wider world, and to provide opportunities and skills at working with potential users of social research outside universities.

Timetabled teaching activities

8 x 2 hour workshops and 1 x half-day public workshop

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: SO9B8-20)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed essay (2000 Words) 50%
  Critical reflective essay (1500 Words) 40%
  Summary article (500 Words) 10%

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