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Aberystwyth University Offers New Sociology Degree

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Aberystwyth University is to launch a new degree in Sociology with students being recruited for the 2019-20 academic year.

The new degree will be housed within the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences and will utilise connections that already exist between the disciplines of Sociology and Human Geography.

The new course will emphasis a field-based approach to Sociology with field exercises being integrated into lecture and practical-based modules.

Professor Rhys Jones, the convenor of the new scheme, said: "This represents a new and exciting venture for us."

"At the same time, we are in many ways re-connecting with our past. A Sociology degree was taught here at Aberystwyth between the late 1960s and late 1980s. Also, some of the pioneering work in Community Studies was conducted at Aberystwyth by Alwyn D Rees, work that acted as a template for similar studies elsewhere."