Aston University is The Guardian's 'University of the Year' 2020. Course outline As a student on our BSc (Hons) Business and Sociology course, you will establish foundations in sociological approaches to gender, race, class and sexuality before more complex issues between science and race, reproductive politics, corporate power, climate change, aging, religion and media power. You’ll study the theories, principles and underlying concepts of the main functions of management, equipped with a strong understanding of business models and processes, all brought to life with real-world examples and case studies. You’ll examine how strategic decision-making within organisations takes place, and develop the ability to recognise and analyse the economic, technical, financial, social and organisational parameters within which modern managers make decisions. On the sociology strand of the course, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of social processes, organisational dynamics and inter-group relationships. We explore the social constraints we encounter in our everyday lives and how they are reinforced by class, race, religion and gender. To understand how these issues perpetuate existing inequalities and unequal life chances, we analyse how politics is intertwined with the profit-making aims pursued by big corporations and how their combined interests dominate our social imaginations. When learning about contemporary topics such as inequality, racism, health, migration, sexuality, identity, education, the media, crime and climate change, you will be taught by experts in these fields. Key benefits
- As part of your degree you’ll undertake a professional placement year, gaining valuable practical experience that employers demand.
- 100 per cent of students studying sociology courses at Aston said that staff are good at explaining things (National Student Survey, 2020).
- 100 per cent of students on the ‘BSc (Hons) Business and Sociology’ course said that they were able to access course-specific resources when they needed to (National Student Survey, 2020).
- Employed Aston business graduates earn £11,000 (40 per cent) more than the UK average, five years after graduation (Longitudinal Education Outcomes, 2020).
- Business modules delivered by the triple-accredited Aston Business School – one of just 1 per cent of business schools in the world to hold AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accreditation.
For more information on this course and a full list of modules, visit the course page: https://www.aston.ac.uk/study/courses/business-and-sociology-bsc
For more information on the methods of assessment on this course, visit the course page: https://www.aston.ac.uk/study/courses/business-and-sociology-bsc
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed carefully, including previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. Whilst the grades listed here are our entry requirements, we understand that predicted grades are only an estimate. We will therefore consider applicants with predicted grades that fall below these entry requirements if the application is of a high standard. However, any offer made will not be lower than stated above. Entry onto our Foundation Year maybe offered as an alternative to the degree course if lower entry grades are achieved. Aston University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. If your qualifications are not listed here and you wish to check whether they meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the university.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|