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Brunel University London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sociology with Placement

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Delve into a degree that will teach you the intricacies of how societies work and learn to understand how people cope with inevitable societal changes on our exciting Sociology BSc. You’ll develop the skills to put yourself in other peoples’ shoes as you study their behaviour and understand why they think in a certain way. Your degree will give you a thorough understanding of how social issues such as poverty, unemployment, social conflict, and the social and economic consequences of rapid and profound industrial and economic change are redefined by contemporary processes of individualisation, globalisation and the growth of new forms of communication. The first year is designed to offer you a solid base in theoretical and methodological innovations in sociology. As you progress through the course, you will be able to choose modules you are interested in to actively shape and apply your learning to the issues you wish to interrogate. In your third year, you’ll work on a dissertation focusing on an area of interest of your choice. Your dissertation can be a theoretical or practical dissertation, so you can work to your own strengths. Depending on the modules you choose, you may have the option go on fieldtrips where you will be able to apply your learning to current issues and broaden your theoretical imagination. Previous fieldtrips have included: Barbican; British Board of Film Classification; London Migration Museum; Museum of Comedy; Museum of London; regeneration areas (e.g. Spitalfields, Smithfield); and the Victoria and Albert Museum. As you’ll be taught and supported by academics who are not only experts in their field but are actively engaged in research, you’ll develop skills that can be applied from the classroom to the workplace. They know the industry inside out, so you know you are learning from experienced professionals who will bring their unique insights into the classroom and will ensure your learning is up-to-date. Gain an insight into life after your studies by putting your learning into practice by opting for a one-year work placement or two short placements for six months at a time. You will graduate with valuable work experience to enhance your employment prospects and will be able to develop an understanding the working world. We have excellent links with a wide range of notable external organisations, so you will have the opportunity to apply for high quality placements across London. Some of our sociology students have done their placements abroad working as teachers in Ghana. Others have undertaken placements at a variety of companies including Deluxe Entertainment, the Disney Channel, the Home Office, British Youth Council, Citizens Advice Bureau and the Department of Work and Pensions. This is a broad-based degree which will enable and encourage you to specialise in areas which particularly fascinate you. As a graduate of this dynamic degree, you will leave us with various transferable skills that are key to the contemporary employment market.

Course details

Modules

Level 1 Compulsory: Introduction to Social Enquiry; Making Sense of Culture and Society; Researching Culture and Society; Contemporary Society and Media; Exploring Identity and Power; Key Ideas in Sociology. Level 2 Compulsory: Research in Practice; Visual Cultures; Sociology of Everyday Life. Optional: Creative Industries, Fashion and Culture; Bodies and Society; Ethnicity, Culture and Identity; Deviant Identities; Apocalypse! Crisis and Society. Level 3 Compulsory: Sociology Dissertation or Sociology Dissertation (Practice). Optional: Digital Cultures; Racism, Identity and Difference; Comedy, the Media and Society; Changing Audiences; Beyond Human; Global Cities: Spaces and Culture.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeL300
Institution code B84
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM in any subject
Access to HE Diploma Obtain a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3.
Scottish Higher Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD in any subject and an A level at grade B
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D in any subject with A levels grade BC
Scottish Advanced Higher BBC
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 29 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3, H4
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal M2, M2, M3
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, including English Language.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DDM in any subject
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD in any subject and an A level at grade B
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D in any subject with A levels grade BC

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Testwith no less than 55% in each subsection
TOEFL (iBT)92with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17
PTE Academic58with a minimum of 51 in all subscores

Brunel University London - English Language Requirements

https://www.brunel.ac.uk/international/English-Language-Requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £14325* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Sociology with Placement at Brunel University London - UCAS