International Relations and Sociology at University of Derby - UCAS

Course summary

Take a transdisciplinary approach to the study of world affairs and global issues and tackle a range of issues to gain an insight into the trends that affect human societies, policies and the planet so you can navigate and influence some of the world’s most important questions and problems.   KEY FEATURES OF THE COURSE

  • Combining two subjects boosts your employability and gives you the opportunity to develop knowledge and expertise in two subject areas, making you a more versatile graduate
  • Build your own study pathway to match your career aspirations, focusing on themes like crime and justice, youth cultures, politics and social justice, or security and terrorism – or a combination of these
  • Develop problem-solving skills and a 'can do' attitude that will help you go into a wide range of job roles
  • Have the chance to spend a semester at Charles University in Prague and undertake a final-year study trip
  • Discuss what's going on in the news each week and analyse the impact it's having — from political developments and technological or scientific breakthroughs to economic matters and social movements
HOW YOU WILL LEARN For International Relations and Sociology, you’ll learn through:
  • lectures
  • seminars
  • multimedia presentations
  • online collaboration
  • guest lectures
  • class debates
We are determined to keep things fresh and interesting and involve projects that include the close reading of music videos, the design of your own conspiracy theory, the production of wikis and an extended final year piece of research in which you showcase your sociological interest in a topic of your choice.    HOW YOU ARE ASSESSED You will be assessed through a broad range of methods which allows you to demonstrate your individual strengths and abilities. These include:
  • essays
  • case studies
  • project work
  • group work presentations
  • online discussions
STUDY OPTIONS:  On the Joint Honours programme, there are different pathways of study available. You can often study both subjects equally or choose to major in a subject. Please view the course page on our website for more information on pathways. 

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Tuition fees

EU £14900 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14900 Year 1

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International Relations and Sociology at University of Derby - UCAS