Choosing Sociology

Sociology seeks to understand how society influences human behaviour and the way mankind interacts. The subject covers social processes such as class, religion, gender and ethnicity, all of which determine human behaviour. Sociology investigates society on a personal, societal and global level. Aspects such as racial and gender identity, deviant behaviour and religion are studied from a personal perspective. Crime, poverty and discrimination are amongst the themes studied at societal level whilst phenomena such as migration, demography and war are tackled from a global perspective.

Sociology is based on theories developed by sociologists through research. It provides insights into human interaction and social problems in the contemporary world.

Course Prerequisites Duration Lessons Practical/Tutorial Sessions
Advanced Level No previous knowledge is required 2 years 5 lessons per week 1 tutorial per week
Intermediate Level No previous knowledge is required 2 years 3 lessons per week N/A


Special Considerations

  • A good command of the English language is an asset.

Recommended Textbooks

  • Anthony Giddens and Philip W. Sutton, 2013, Sociology 8th edition, Polity Press ISBN9780745696683
  • Ken Browne, 2015, Sociology for AQA Volume 1, 5th edition, Wiley- Blackwell ISBN 9780745691305

The teaching programme is supplemented by:

  • Guest speakers
  • Visits to different organisations
  • A number of activities organised by the Sociology Department

Further Studies/Career opportunities

  • University of Malta/ Foreign university
  • Careers in the fields of social work, social policy, education, health, amongst others