A Combined Honours degree at Chester gives you the opportunity to study two subjects. You will spend a fairly even amount of time studying each subject area, with possible opportunities to declare a major – minor towards the end of your studies. Politics Look behind media headlines and explore the underlying political issues of both past and present, as you question how we structure our society and how it structures us. Politics at Chester is both theoretical and applied. It is about decision-making, conflict resolution and power, and explores the role of the state, government and institutions. This course asks how we structure society and how society structures us, and presents opportunities to engage with and critique key political ideas, processes and institutions both domestically and internationally. On this course you will look past the assumptions that surround power politics. We explore the underlying political issues and ask age old questions, such as ‘How do we achieve the good society?’; ‘Do the strong do as they please, while the weak suffer?’; and ‘Is the point of politics to change the world?’. The teaching team brings a wealth of experience and knowledge. We may also invite guest lecturers to provide specialist sessions and where appropriate, facilitate visits to political institutions and events with regional MPs and local authorities. Our course has taken students out of the traditional classroom and into a wide variety of field trips, even visiting the EU parliament in Brussels in the past. We have also arranged activities such as voter registration drives. Sociology Sociology is the ‘science of society,’ and involves studying how processes of social change affect peoples’ everyday lives. Through studying Sociology at Chester, you will be given the skills and support you need in order to develop a ‘sociological imagination’ of your own. You will be introduced to cutting-edge research and theoretical perspectives that will help you to challenge dominant understandings of social problems, issues and debates. Sociology graduates pursue diverse career paths including in the public sector and civil service, politics and government, social work, charity and advocacy work, PR, advertising, market research, journalism, academia and teaching. Our team has a wide range of backgrounds and experience. Modules are written in line with staff’s research interests, and include areas such as inequality and the welfare state, race and racism, gender identity and the body, globalisation, sustainability, protest and social change. How is ‘globalisation’ reshaping the world we live in? What are the major social divisions and conflicts affecting society today? How does the mass media influence our perception of these conflicts and divisions? These are just some of the questions you’ll look at.
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For Politics, you will be assessed in a number of different ways. Most forms of assessment will be coursework based, including essays, reports and posters. You may also be assessed via written (seen and unseen) examinations as well as presentations. For Sociology, we use a range of assessment methods throughout the course, including essays, reviews, poster presentations, research proposals, and seen and unseen examinations.
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
- Year 2
- Year 3
Please note that we accept a maximum of 8 UCAS points from GCE AS Levels and that the Welsh Baccalaureate (core) and A Level General Studies will be recognised in our offer. We will also consider a combination of A Levels and BTECs/OCRs.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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