Sociology at York St John University - UCAS

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Course summary

You have unique insight into the social world, explore your own social identity and consider how you have experienced the social world around you. Let this inform your studies and guide you to choose a specialism you are passionate about. From your second year you will be able to choose from a range of modules in both sociology and criminology so you can tailor your degree to your interests and future career ambitions. On specialist modules you will learn the qualitative and quantitative research methods used by sociologists and start applying them to your own research. We will introduce you to different theoretical perspectives and, together with your peers, you will discuss how these can be used to analyse topics such as sexuality, childhood, technology, the body and space. Our goal is to help you to develop your critical thinking skills, to back up your ideas with evidence and reason and to learn to design, plan and execute research that supports your interests. You will be supported throughout your degree by our team of academics who are all active in social research. This means the material you cover is the most relevant it can possibly be. Engage with them in seminars, workshops and 1 to 1 tutorials and let their expertise become your own.

Modules

Course structure Year 1 Our academic year is split into 2 semesters. How many modules you take each semester will depend on whether you are studying full time or part time. In your first year, if you are studying full time, you will take: 3 compulsory modules in semester 1 3 compulsory modules in semester 2. If you are studying part time, the modules above will be split over 2 years. You can find out which modules are available in each semester on the Course Specifications. Modules Researching and Presenting Introduction to Sociological Theory Sociology of Everyday Life Childhood Social Inequalities: Key Themes Deviance Year 2 In your second year, if you are studying full time, you will take: 2 compulsory modules and 1 optional module in semester 1 1 compulsory module and 2 optional modules in semester 2. If you are studying part time, the modules above will be split over 2 years. You can find out which modules are available in each semester on the Course Specifications. Optional modules will run if they receive enough interest. Not all modules will run every year. Modules Social Research Methods 1 Gender, Sexuality and Media Sociology of Work Children, Families and the State Political Sociology Sociology of the Very Worst Social Research Methods 2 Social Change, Technology and Risk Social Inequalities: Contemporary Debates Year 3 In your third year, if you are studying full time, you will take: 2 optional modules in semester 1 2 optional modules in semester 2 Your Sociological Investigation module which runs across semester 1 and 2. If you are studying part time, the modules above will be split over 2 years. You can find out which modules are available in each semester on the Course Specifications. Optional modules will run if they receive enough interest. Not all modules will run every year. Modules Sociological Investigation Sex Work Critical Criminology Gender, Body and Power Murder Spatial Sociology Technology and Society Solving Social Problems Crime and Media Prisons and Penology Urban Criminology Youth and Resistance State, Nation and Migration Health, Illness and Society Digital Entrepreneurship and Social Transformation Death


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
8K9S
Institution code:
Y75
Campus name:
York St John University
Campus code:
A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

For Second Year entry, applicants must have completed the first year of Higher Education in a similar subject with a total of 120 credits. For Third Year entry, applicants must have completed the first and second year of Higher Education in a similar subject with a total of 240 credits. Applicants will need to submit a transcript of their completed study, and offers will be subject to a mapping exercise of modules to ensure an appropriate alignment of course content. Please be aware that transfer applications are subject to availablity of space on the selected academic year of your chosen course. For more information on the transfer process, please see https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/transferring-to-york-st-john-university/. If transferring to the final year of a course containing a placement or study abroad year, you must have also completed a placement or study abroad year prior to starting the course.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/sociology-and-criminology/sociology-ba-hons/


Student Outcomes

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65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
Go onto work and study

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £14000 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For courses with an optional Placement Year, during the Placement Year your fees will be reduced to 15% of the annual fee value.
Sociology at York St John University - UCAS