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Course summary

Our BA (Hons) Sociology degree is a critical and practical course, theoretically driven and empirically informed, as well as locally situated and globally focused. The discipline of sociology helps us to make sense of the world and our place within it. Studying Sociology at Birmingham City University allows you to explore and question social norms and inequalities, and discover the complex issues behind your everyday routines and social practices in a range of spatial contexts, applying what you learn to your own lived experiences. The School of Social Sciences has links with local public and third sector organisations that will help you make professional contacts and be able to apply your studies to future career prospects when taking part in voluntary work or on placement. Employability is at the heart of our BA (Hons) Sociology programme, with placement opportunities embedded through the course of the degree. Through the School of Social Sciences’ Birmingham 2029 project, you will have the chance to explore themes of sociology within the city of Birmingham, an urban context that hosts diverse communities perfect for sociological examination. Sociology and Criminology route The inclusion of Criminology in the degree affords you the opportunity to understand how society makes sense of crime, criminality and its control as well as the relationship between crime and wider society. You will examine patterns and processes of inequality, crime, the structure and dynamics of social hierarchies and power relations, and ask why and how people shape their identities and the tensions and conflicts that these processes create. Foundation Year The foundation year is designed to give you the opportunity to develop your academic and interpersonal skills while developing your subject knowledge further to support you to success on your academic path. By studying a foundation year, your first year will be spent learning a wide range of broad subject areas which then open up opportunities for you to specialise further in your next year – which would be the first year of a full degree programme.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6with no less than 5.5 in any level

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Sociology and Criminology with Foundation Year at Birmingham City University - UCAS