Sociology and Economics at University of Derby - UCAS

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BA (Hons) Sociology and Economics Explore key sociological themes underpinned by applied economic theory, perspectives and approaches to prepare you for a range of graduate careers. KEY FEATURES OF THE COURSE REAL WORLD EXPERIENCES - You’ll benefit from varied teaching approaches, including guest speakers from a range of industry backgrounds, real world learning opportunities such as live briefs, and projects set by industry, so you’ll graduate with a wealth of experience. WORK EXPERIENCE - You can choose to take a placement year between years two and three of your degree to put your skills into practice and gain valuable work experience before you graduate EXPAND YOUR SKILLS - We’ll provide you with the knowledge and skills required to undertake the type of applied micro and macro-economic analysis needed from business, public and voluntary sector economists. As well as studying major issues of concern for society, you’ll develop important personal, social and critical analysis skills that can be useful to a range of different industries. EXPERT STAFF – You'll be taught by enthusiastic and experienced academics who regularly publish their research findings and deliver conference papers internationally. Their findings will enrich your learning to keep it up to date. You’ll also meet and interact with industry experts. How you will learn You’ll learn through a variety of methods including:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • multimedia presentations
  • online collaboration
  • guest lectures/expert speakers
  • problem-solving seminars
  • group work/discussions
  • workshops
  • case study analysis
  • computer lab work
  • practical analysis.
Careers and employability Sociology delivers a broad range of transferable skills and can lead to a wide range of graduate careers where research abilities, critical thinking and analytical skills are valued. Our graduates have become teachers, lecturers, social workers, probation officers, civil servants, social researchers, business owners, marketeers, counsellors, charity workers and community officers – to name but a few roles. They have also found work in retail management, public relations, banking, welfare advice, accountancy and systems analysis. Economics graduates with an understanding of business and leadership are in great demand across the public, private and voluntary sectors worldwide. As well as roles in international business, consultancy and finance, you could pursue opportunities in government departments, development agencies, charities and not-for-profit organisations.

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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EU £14900 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14900 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Sociology and Economics at University of Derby - UCAS