This BA Sociology degree explores and analyses the most powerful aspects of our lives as social beings. Sociology is the study of social life and the social relations that give shape to the contemporary world. On this sociology degree we equip you with the ideas and concepts to analyse contemporary society and to confront and understand the most challenging and important social and ethical questions of our time, including inequalities, race, migration, human rights, violence, trauma and mental health. You will learn about:
- different ways of examining social life, social relations and social change
- theories about the relationship between social worlds, politics and power
- social processes and their relationship to institutions, civil society and public life
- sociological ways of understanding identity, experience and belonging.
- Birkbeck's innovative, creative and interdisciplinary courses will help you become a competent, critical and responsible student of the social world and the psychological and social forces that shape individuals.
- Follow your interests and choose to specialise in communication, geography, history, politics, psychosocial studies, social anthropology or social policy.
- Ours is a vibrant research culture, powered by a shared passion for learning and intellectual engagement among our academics and students.
- charity officer
- social researcher
- further education lecturer.
For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.
A range of assessment methods is used: essays, other written tasks (e.g. learning journals, policy briefs), presentations and end-of-module examinations.
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:
If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests. We also accept other English language tests.
We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential.
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Fees and funding
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