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Course summary

Summary: This degree includes an integrated foundation year if you do not have the appropriate subjects and/or grades for entry to year one of the degree. What social forces shape our everyday lives? How can we understand, explain and link local, national and global societies? What factors shape our opinions on and attitudes to social issues, society in general and other people? Course details: The study of sociology at Teesside University is framed in the local with a global focus, giving a grounded context of modern life. It addresses historical and contemporary issues and investigates topics such as work, social diversities, social inequalities, leisure and youth, and social exclusion. This degree encourages you to think critically about the world in which you live. An understanding of people and their interactions equips you to explore our lives and our experiences, and ask whether governments and social policies can improve the lives of ordinary people. As well as acquiring a good foundation of knowledge of sociological theories, you can specialise in areas as diverse as globalisation, gender, social media and social policy in context. Many of the skills you gain as a sociologist are valued by employers, and the vocationally orientated modules on offer enable you to explain, analyse and intervene within contemporary social and political issues. After the course: Expect opportunities in the public sector, journalism, social research, community development, non-governmental organisations and postgraduate study or training. All programmes are designed to incorporate employability skills development alongside your degree course. Our staff utilise their extensive connections to provide many and varied opportunities to engage with potential employers through fairs, guest lecture sessions, live projects and site visits. In addition we offer a series of workshops and events in the first, second and third year that ensure all students are equipped with both degree level subject knowledge PLUS the practical skills that employers are looking for in new graduate recruits. Our award winning careers service works with regional and national employers to advertise graduate positions, in addition to providing post-graduation support for all Teesside University alumni.

Modules

Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.

Assessment method

All modules are taught through a combination of lectures, practicals, workshops and seminars. In lectures specific information is delivered to larger groups while in the smaller group sessions you can explore issues in more depth, supported by independent study. Examples of smaller group sessions include case study work, media analysis, poster presentations, discussions, debates and field trips. You learn how to use all our extensive facilities such as electronic journals, virtual learning environments and computer programs. Assessment is varied and includes essays, presentations, projects, case studies, examinations and a dissertation. Some modules have several pieces of assessed work to help you develop your skills throughout the academic year.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L301
Institution code:
T20
Campus name:
Teesside University
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry. We also consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications, those with vocational training or relevant experience and those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications. International and EU entry qualification information is available on our international pages.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
76%
Student satisfaction
74%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
87%
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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £14000* Year 1
International £14000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Find out more about fees and funding if you are from the UK or Ireland here: tees.ac.uk/fees, or if you are an international student here: tees.ac.uk/international/fees. If you live in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man contact your education authority: gov.uk/student-finance.
Sociology (with Foundation Year) at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS