The Department has a strict policy about plagiarism. Please take time to read and understand the Departmental Plagiarism Policy Statement before you hand in any material for assessment.
Students are required to include with all essay, assignment and project submissions, a declaration that the work is their own.
The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences FYP website covers everything you need to know about the FYP process, including searching for a supervisor in the Department of Sociology or elsewhere.
Students are required to submit assignments by the due deadline set by the Department of Sociology, using the submission procedure specified for that assignment.
Where an extension has not been agreed in advance, or where a student submits an essay after the agreed extensions has expired, the Department will impose a penalty for late submission. For the first day that elapses between the expiration of the deadline and the receipt of the work by the Department, 5 percentage points will be deducted from the student’s mark for that assignment. Assignments received after the 24 hour period has lapsed will attract a mark of zero.
The Department may at its discretion and for good cause sanction an extension to individual students. In order to be granted an extension, students will be required to present a medical certificate or other evidence of a compelling reason for late submission. This must be in writing.
In the first instance, students seeking an extension should contact the staff member who is convenor of the relevant module. On submission of the assignment, the written authorisation for an extension should be attached to any such late assignments.
Students can apply for an extension a minimum of 24 hours in advance of the deadline by submitting a written request by e-mail for such an extension. This is so that students can be informed in writing prior to the assignment deadline whether or not the extension has been granted.
On a discretionary basis, the department may allow further extensions.
Options for further study and careers for sociologists are broad. This booklet discusses some of the possibilities.