Important notice – campus change This course will move to the Belfast campus. Students will change campus part way through this course. Sociology is concerned with developing theories and concepts to explain the origins and nature of the contemporary social world and seeks to justify such theories through systematically collected evidence. A central aim is to provide students with explanatory frameworks relevant to both the wider society in which they will live and the employment settings in which they will work. Politics is a core discipline in the social sciences; included in the study of politics are key themes, issues and concepts that are complimentary to the study of sociology. The modules offered to students on the Sociology with Politics pathway include 'The Foundations of Political Thought', 'Politics in Europe', 'British Politics and Policy', and 'The Politics of Deeply Divided Societies'.
There are three major emphases in the Sociology major: an emphasis on the theories and explanatory frameworks found in Sociology, an emphasis on examing the social features of contemporary society within a global context and an emphasis on developing student skills in the collection and assessment of evidence and the development of arguments. The modules offered to students who take Politics as a minor subject in conjunction with a major subject include a range of options focusing on theories and ideologies and the study of the politics of individual nation states and international politics, as well as the study of themes such as identities, human rights and terrorism. In addition, we provide policy-related modules, including family policy and development issues. Sociology at Ulster has a history of receiving very high approval ratings in the national student survey (which is completed by final year students). In the last four years it has scored approval ratings of 96%, 94% and 100%
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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English language requirements for international applicants The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes. Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.
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|Northern Ireland||£4710||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£4710||Year 1|
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