This course combines political analysis with policy studies, looking at the big societal challenges and issues in the world and addressing these with both a political and sociological lens. The politics part of the course introduces you to political theory and the big issues in contemporary politics. We'll teach you how to analyse political ideas, institutions and practices and introduce you to a variety of fascinating topics ranging from political economy, to human rights and gender. In sociology, you'll learn the fundamentals of sociological analysis. You'll study modern industrial societies: patterns of social change, social interaction and the sociology of everyday life. During your studies you will receive training in research techniques; you will apply these skills, along with knowledge you have gained throughout your taught modules, to carry out your own research project in your final year in a topic of your choice.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
To find out if you're eligible for additional consideration or an alternative offer, visit: ww.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/apply/access-sheffield
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English language requirements
You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification
English language requirements for undergraduates
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|