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Course summary

Are you interested in understanding society? Do you wonder why social inequalities exist in areas such as immigration, housing and poverty? Or why some groups do less well at school than others? Or why there are not more women MPs? By studying sociology and social policy at UEL, you’ll not only discover the answers to those questions, you’ll gain the skills and understanding to be able to challenge inequalities and shape social policy in the world around you. Studying sociology and social policy is about understanding our social world - how we interact and relate to each other. It is also about understanding where we came from and where we are going so that we help to improve social conditions for all. UEL is at the centre of the largest urban regeneration project in all of Europe, with extremes of poverty and wealth right on our doorstep. It is also the most diverse region in all of Europe – there are more languages spoken and more religions than anywhere else. It’s hard to think of a better location to apply your developing knowledge.

Modules

YEAR 1: Globalisation & Modern Britain (core), Introduction to Social Policy (core), Researching East London part one (core), Thinking Sociologically (core). YEAR 2: Social Theory (core), Researching East London part two (core) Adventures in Intersectionality (optional), Delivering Social Welfare in the 21stCentury (optional), Self, Nation & Politics (optional), Social Movements in the Radical Twentieth Century (optional), Understanding Social Change (optional). YEAR 3: Research and Dissertation Workshop (core), Constructions of 'Race' in Culture and Politics (optional), Critical Approaches to Class (optional), Gender Studies (optional), Generations, Age and Meaning (optional), Housing and Urban Regeneration (optional), Islam and Society (optional), Life Histories (optional) Nationalism in a Global Era (optional), Surveillance, Technology and Society (optional), The Sociology of Identity and Difference (optional), Work Based Leaning Placement Module (optional)

Assessment method

We assess all modules through different forms of coursework. Some of the optional modules also contain exams. In addition to writing traditional essays, you’ll be required to write reports, policy reviews and give presentations. This is to ensure you gain skills that are relevant to and can be transferred to the workplace. In your final year, you’ll write a research dissertation.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L300
Institution code:
E28
Campus name:
Docklands Campus
Campus code:
A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

For detailed information on entry requirements for our courses, please see the individual course pages. We consider a range of UK and worldwide qualifications at the appropriate level and also take relevant work experience into account when considering an application. Many courses have a Foundation Year option for those students whose qualifications do not meet the BA or BSc entry requirements. Applicants should have, or be working towards, grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent Level 2 qualification such as Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics or Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication) Entry requirements are intended only as a guide for applicants. They are not a guarantee of an offer, nor of the conditions that may apply. When making a decision on your academic suitability, we will make an assessment of you as an individual and will use information other than qualifications; which may include predicted grades, performance at Level 2, relevant work experience, previous study at degree level, personal statement, references and any portfolio, written test or interview, to make our decision. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our Applicant Relations Team from Monday to Friday (9am–5pm) on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email [email protected]


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £14160 Year 1
International £14160 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
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