Dr Christian Karner - Professor of Sociology / Programme Leader
Christian’s teaching and research specialisms fall into the areas of political sociology (i.e. nationalism, ethnicity, memory studies), globalization, and urban sociology. He currently contributes to teaching on the following modules: Key Social Science Concepts, Applying Research, Social Issues and Social Justice, Sociological Imagination, Understanding the City, Researching in Social Science, Contemporary Social Theories and Approaches.Academic Staff List
Welcome to BA (Hons) Sociology
How You Study
What You Need to Know
We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.
An Introduction to Your Modules
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
Entry Requirements 2023-24
How you are assessed
Students undertaking the optional module Social Engagement may have the opportunity to take part in a field trip. This module encourages students to undertake one or more external activities relevant to the course, and to engage in a critical reflection of the nature of this activity, how it relates to society, and how it contributes to their personal development. This may involve undertaking voluntary work or mentoring within a service-providing organisation.
Students are expected to play a significant role in arranging their programme of experience. All travel, accommodation, and general living expenses associated with the experience will need to be covered by the student. The experience is required to consist of a minimum of 30 hours.
Sociology students can develop skills that are relevant to a range of employment sectors, including local and national government, education, research, and the media. Some graduates may choose to pursue careers in policy development, social work, or campaigning, while others may opt to study further at postgraduate level.
Students have the opportunity to undertake voluntary, competitive work placements with a local council, providing the chance to gain experience of a professional policy environment. All travel, accommodation, and general living expenses associated with the placement will need to be covered by the student.
Students also make the most of the University's Great Central Warehouse Library, which is home to more than 260,000 printed books and approximately 750,000 electronic books and journals, alongside databases and specialist collections. The Library has a range of different spaces for shared and individual learning.
"Sociology at the University of Lincoln provides the best insight into the organisation of our world and why we interact in the ways we do."Elliot Kennedy, BA (Hons) Sociology student
The University’s partner institutions in the USA, Sweden, Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands offer students the chance to study abroad after the second year of their degree. The initiative enables students to experience their subject from a new perspective and to explore different societies and cultures. Places are limited and are allocated competitively, subject to academic criteria.
During the year abroad students will not pay a tuition fee to either the University of Lincoln or their host university, but they will be responsible for their travel, accommodation, and general living costs. Please visit our website for further information.
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