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Politics and sociology are both important disciplines which, through the study of different modes of social and political life, offer insight into the diverse and different groups and structures that make up society. At the forefront of contemporary social debates, BA (Hons) Politics and Sociology aims to engage students with emerging key themes relevant to both disciplines. In utilizing the staff expertise, this degree will engage in research led teaching, in order to provide students with insight to innovative academic theories and practices. The specialist modules taught are designed to advance students’ discipline specific knowledge and also help them develop a range of cognitive and practical skills; therefore this programme is not only designed to develop a student’s specialist knowledge of politics and sociology, but will equip students with a set of transferable skills relevant to further academic study and employment.
The programme aims to provide a broad grounding in the study of both disciplines and offers students an appreciation of the key themes driving contemporary politics and society. It considers the impact of major social changes, such as in demographics and changing family structures, and the influence of different political perspectives on the development of policies to deal with these and other challenges. For the most up to date module information, please visit the course page for this programme on our website. Some programmes provide you with the opportunity to focus your study in a particular area through optional modules. Timetabling arrangements may limit the availability of some optional modules to some students. As the options often reflect staff research interests, they may alter over time due to staff availability.
The way students will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples. Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.
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.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
|UCAS Tariff||112 points||From a minimum of 3 A Levels or equivalent qualifications.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points|
|Scottish Higher||112 UCAS Tariff points to include a minimum of 4 Highers or a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||29 points|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.|
The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications. We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.
English language requirements
In addition to meeting the academic requirements, EU and Overseas students will also be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. Please visit our English language requirements page for a full list of the English qualifications we accept: https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/
If you have studied outside of the UK, you can find more information about the wide range of international qualifications we accept by visiting our entry requirements and your country page:
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|