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BSc in Sociology (Media)

Brunel University London, United Kingdom

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September 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 20,208

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  • 3 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
Learn what role the media plays in shaping our society and influencing peoples’ thoughts and behaviours by studying our exciting Sociology (Media) BSc.
  • By adding media studies to your study of sociology, you’ll be able to explore and specialise in areas such as the social impact of new media, the internet and other information and communications technologies, media discourse, media policy and regulation.
  • The first year is designed to offer you a solid base in theoretical and methodological innovations in sociology and media. You will explore the similarities and differences in the methodologies used in sociology, media, and communications. The focus of study is upon all aspects of societal relations: it’s personal, social and cultural dimensions.
  • As you progress through the course, you will be able to choose modules you are interested in to actively shape and apply your learning to the issues you wish to interrogate. In your third year, you’ll work on a dissertation focusing on an area of interest of your choice. Your dissertation can be a theoretical or practical dissertation, so you can work to your own strengths.
  • Depending on the modules you choose, you may have the option go on fieldtrips where you will be able to apply your learning to current issues and broaden your theoretical imagination. Previous fieldtrips have included: Barbican; British Board of Film Classification; London Migration Museum; Museum of Comedy; Museum of London; regeneration areas (e.g. Spitalfields, Smithfield); and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
  • As you’ll be taught and supported by academics who are not only experts in their field but are actively engaged in research, you’ll develop skills that can be applied from the classroom to the workplace. They know the industry inside out, so you know you are learning from experienced professionals who will bring their unique insights into the classroom and will ensure your learning is up-to-date
  • Gain an insight into life after your studies by putting your learning into practice by opting for a one-year work placement or two short placements for six months at a time. You will graduate with valuable work experience to enhance your employment prospects and will be able to develop an understanding the working world. We have excellent links with a wide range of notable external organisations, so you will have the opportunity to apply for high quality placements across London.
  • Some of our sociology and media students have undertaken placements in a variety of companies including the political research unit at the Conservative Party Campaign HQ, the Ministry of Justice, the Home Office, the Prince’s Trust, the Crime Statistics Unit at the Home Office, Citizens Advice Bureau and the Department of Work and Pensions.
  • This is a broad-based degree which will enable and encourage you to specialise in areas which particularly fascinate you. As a graduate of this dynamic degree, you will leave us with various transferable skills that are key to the contemporary employment market.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022

UK entry requirements

  • GCE A-level BBC.
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DMM in any subject.
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DM in any subject, with an A-Level at grade C.
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma M in any subject, with A-Levels grade BB.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma 29 points.
  • Obtain a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma (subject) with 45 credits at Level 3.
  • A minimum of five GCSEs are required, including GCSE Mathematics grade C or grade 4 and GCSE English Language grade C or grade 4 or GCSE English Literature grade B or grade 5.

EU and International entry requirements

  • If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 63% (min 55% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 92 (min R18, L17, S20, W17)
  • This innovative course focuses on social theory and method, and will enable you to develop specific skills in the practical methods associated with sociology and media.
  • This course can be studied 3 years full-time or 4 years full-time with placement, starting in September.

Year 1
Compulsory

  • SO1700 - Making Sense of Culture and Society (Issues I)
  • SO1701 - Researching Culture and Society
  • SO1702 - Becoming an Independent Learner: Culture and Society (Skills I)
  • SO1703 - Me, You or Us? Analysing Identity and Power (Issues II)
  • SO1704 - Exploring Identity and Power
  • SO1705 - Becoming a Critical Scholar: Identity and Power (Skills II)
  • SO1604 - Key Ideas in Sociology
  • CO1601 - Key Ideas in Media

Year 2
Compulsory

  • CO2028 - Research in Practice
  • SO2604 - Visual Cultures
  • CO2602 - Social Media and Networked Cultures

Optional

  • CO2603 - Creative Industries, Fashion and Culture
  • SO2606 - Bodies and Society
  • SO2608 - Deviant Identities
  • CO2604 - Media Genres
  • SO2022 - Sociology of Everyday Life: Issues in Contemporary Culture
  • FM2007 Television Forms and Meanings
     

Year 3
Compulsory

  • SO3606 Sociology (Media) Dissertation
  • SO3607 Sociology (Media) Dissertation (Practice)

Optional

  • CO3602 - Comedy, the Media and Society
  • SO3610 - Racism, Identity and Difference
  • SO3609 - Digital Cultures
  • SO3603 - Beyond Human
  • SO3604 - Global Cities: Spaces and Culture
  • CO3603 - Changing Audiences
  • SO3612 - Gender Sexuality and Feminism
  • AH3600 - Psychogeography
  • UK
  • £9,250 full-time 
  • £1,385 placement year
  • Fees quoted are per year and may be subject to an annual increase. Home undergraduate student fees are regulated and are currently capped at £9,250 per year; any changes will be subject to changes in government policy. 
  • Fees for EU applicants – For entry in 2021/22 academic year, eligible EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students to support EU students during this transition period. These fees will be applied for the duration of the course. EU fees for 2022 entry are not yet confirmed.

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