BSc in Sociology

Brunel University London, United Kingdom

bsc-in-sociology

Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 20,208

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  • 3 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
Delve into a degree that will teach you the intricacies of how societies work and learn to understand how people cope with inevitable societal changes on our exciting Sociology BSc. You’ll develop the skills to put yourself in other peoples’ shoes as you study their behaviour and understand why they think in a certain way.
  • Your degree will give you a thorough understanding of how social issues such as poverty, unemployment, social conflict, and the social and economic consequences of rapid and profound industrial and economic change are redefined by contemporary processes of individualisation, globalisation and the growth of new forms of communication.
  • The first year is designed to offer you a solid base in theoretical and methodological innovations in sociology. 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 students have done their placements abroad working as teachers in Ghana. Others have undertaken placements at a variety of companies including Deluxe Entertainment, the Disney Channel, the Home Office, British Youth Council, 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 grades BB.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma 29 points.
  • Obtain a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma 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 will enable you to develop specific skills in the practical methods associated with sociology, as well as exploring in-depth the major issues and approaches within sociology and its related disciplines.
  • This course can be studied 3 years full-time, 4 years full-time with placement 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

Year 2
Compulsory

  • CO2028 - Research in Practice
  • SO2604 - Visual Cultures
  • SO2022 - Sociology of Everyday Life: Issues in Contemporary Culture

Optional

  • CO2603 - Creative Industries, Fashion and Culture
  • SO2606 - Bodies and Society
  • SO2608 - Deviant Identities
  • CO2604 - Media Genres
  • SO2605 - Apocalypse! Crisis and Society
  • SA2601 - Ethnicity, Culture and Identity

Year 3
Compulsory

  • SO3611 - Sociology Dissertation
  • SO3605 Sociology 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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