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Course summary

BA(Hons) Sociology (with Foundation Year) focuses on how we can make a difference to ‘self and society’ using sociological theories and approaches. Through a broad range of modules, you’ll engage with real issues, and develop fresh insights and solutions to help improve people's lives. Learn to evaluate evidence, approach problems from multiple perspectives, and build your expertise in research, analysis and communication. Carry out your own research projects to develop, test and apply new solutions to contemporary problems. Past student projects have focused on the refugee/economic migrant crisis, representations of gender or religion in the media, homelessness, the policing of public order and demonstrations and how social class affects attitudes to education. Gain industry insights from guest speakers, and take part in work-based learning through our links with organisations such as the Bristol Youth Offending Team, Bristol Youth Education Service and the police. Activities such as volunteering and placements will build valuable vocational experience, and deepen your skills and knowledge further. You can also choose to spend a year studying at the Virginia Commonwealth University, USA, to add international experience to your degree. The broad skills and experience you’ll gain will make you attractive to a range of employers. You could pursue a career in research, education, social work, charity work, counselling, politics, journalism or writing, or work in the justice, legal or media sectors.

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How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We recognise the individual nature of each application and our typical offer should be viewed as a guide. UWE Bristol welcomes interest from applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements. We will consider evidence of your relevant personal, professional or educational experience where it demonstrates an ability and potential to succeed on the course. Please include details of any relevant experience in your application.

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

https://courses.uwe.ac.uk/L30F


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
71%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

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Sociology (with Foundation Year) at Bristol, University of the West of England - UCAS