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There is no better city than Leicester to explore fundamental sociological concepts such as ethnicity, migration and social class. With a range of vibrant and diverse communities including Narborough Road, “the most diverse street in Britain”, Leicester offers the perfect environment to develop your craft via observation, participation and guided reflection. Our Sociology BA will provide you with a thorough grounding in research methods, theory and a variety of substantive topics. Throughout your degree you’ll be getting to grips with topical issues in contemporary society – based on areas where our academics are conducting cutting-edge research. You will develop transferable skills as well as more traditional academic competencies. We provide many opportunities for you to enhance your degree. Under expert and supportive supervision you can conduct a sociological research project on a topic of your choice. You will collect data in the field, analyse it and write it up. You can also choose to study abroad, a great way of broadening your horizons and experiencing a different academic climate. We were one of the first Sociology Departments to be established in the UK, and we now have an international reputation, a wealth of experience in teaching and an enviable research pedigree. Particular areas of expertise in sociology at Leicester include: Sport and deviance Children and childhood Identity, fashion and consumption Migration and citizenship The global sex trade and cosmetic surgery Age and the life course Happiness and well-being Flexibility underpins our degree structure, which means that you will get to shape your degree to suit your own interests and career aspirations. Whichever direction you choose, you will be taught by enthusiastic scholars who are keen to share their expertise with you.
In your first year you will gain a solid foundation in the principles of sociology through six core modules covering a mixture of theoretical ideas and substantive topics. You will gain more freedom to shape your degree and follow your interests and career objectives in your second year, when you can choose three option modules to make your learning experience more individual. In your final year you will carry out a supervised research project, conducting research in an area of your choice.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM|
|Access to HE Diploma||Qualification accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team fro further information. [email protected]|
|Scottish Higher||Qualification accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Considered alongside other qualifications. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Considered alongside other qualifications. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||Considered alongside other qualifications. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||Qualification accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||28 points|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||Qualification accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Grade C (4) in GCSE English Language is also required.|
When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the programme of study and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous examination results.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
For further details of our English Language requirements please see our website
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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