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Sociology involves thinking critically about the world around you to develop an understanding of how people engage and interact in groups, institutions and societies. The degree covers everything from death and religious belief to social media use and digital surveillance. It provides graduates with a wide range of transferable skills, valuable for many industries. Abertay’s BA (Hons) Sociology degree is delivered within the School of Business, Law and Social Sciences. It is designed to provide an understanding of how individuals shape and are shaped by the social contexts they inhabit. It equips graduates with the aptitudes and capabilities that public and private sector employers demand, including how to: analyse complex issues; engage in critical thinking; communicate to a variety of audiences; develop innovative solutions to real world challenge. The course has a work placement. A module, Community Links, is an opportunity to take up a work placement in a public or voluntary sector organisation throughout the final year. Abertay is ranked: • UK University of the Year 2021 - Teaching Quality (The Times/ Sunday Times Good University Guide) • UK Top 10 - Student Satisfaction & Teaching (Guardian Good University Guide 2021) • UK Top 10 - Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey 2020)
Year 1 core modules (subject to change over time) - SOC101 Contemporary Social Issues; SOC102 History and Social Change; SOC103 Sociology of Media. You will also be required to select two option modules and one elective module. For detailed module information please check our website.
You will learn through an array of teaching modes including lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops, online discussion forums, video screenings, guest speaker presentations, directed and private study, and student-focussed group work. You will be assessed through a number of methods, including supervised examinations, essays, reports, portfolios, presentations, project work, class and online tests, trust-and-honour examinations and reflective analyses. A wide variety of assessments will be used to assess you throughout your degree, including essays, reports, critical reviews, case studies, examinations, presentations, and a final year dissertation. Around a third of the course is assessed through examination, although the precise proportion will be dependent on your module choices.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
Standard Qualification Requirements
Applicants should have:- National 5/GCSE English at grade C/4 National 4 Maths or Lifeskill Maths (Pass) or National 5 numerate subject such as Science, Biology, Chemistry or Physics at C GCSE Maths or numerate subject such as Science, Biology, Chemistry at grade C/4
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Minimum Qualification Requirements
We may make you an offer at the minimum entry grades if you meet the criteria.
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English language requirements
We look for applicants to have achieved an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual test lower than 5.5. Some degrees have higher requirements - refer to the 'entry routes' tab of each degree for more detail.
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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