University of Worcester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sociology with Politics

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Course summary

Overview At Worcester we encourage you to see the world from different angles, discuss new ideas, and think beyond the obvious. You’ll join a vibrant course community with lecturers who have a personal interest in you and your ideas. There are also plenty of real-life research opportunities, such as interviewing and observing, and when using sociological and political theory we make it relatable, showing how it can help with ‘real’ problems. Alongside studying sociology your course will have a political edge, allowing you to relate sociological research and issues to political philosophy, systems, and existential political challenges in Westminster, European and global politics. This combination of subjects will allow you to see the impact of politics, political language and legislation on everyday lives. Key features

  • Critically engage with contemporary sociological and political challenges in our modules on the environment, digital society, rural sociology, visual imagery, Westminster, European, and global politics
  • Varied assessment based on your own research interests and close tutor support, with no exams
  • Lively debates not just sitting in lectures. When we do have lectures, we make them interactive, inclusive, and personally stimulating
  • Specialist careers advice and work-based learning in local and regional organisations and with political parties in local constituencies and Parliament that will increase your employability
  • Bespoke sociological and political resources and research materials in the Hive library, which serves not only the University but the local community
Why the University of Worcester? The University of Worcester is a close-knit and high-achieving community where students are supported to succeed at every level. The University is a truly inclusive place where every person counts as an individual. From designing imaginative facilities to providing practical support and tailored learning, we strive to help people of all backgrounds and abilities to achieve their own rich potential. We work hard to break down barriers and provide opportunities for all. Recent University of Worcester achievements
  • 20th for student experience and 23rd for teaching quality in the 2022 Sunday Times Good University Guide
  • Shortlisted for Times Higher Education’s University of the Year in 2016, 2019 and 2020
  • Top 3 in the UK for Quality Education in the 2019, 2020 and 2021 Times Higher Education’s University Impact Rankings
  • Sustainability Institution of the Year in the Green Gown Awards 2019
  • Top 10 for Sustained Employment - Longitudinal Educational Outcomes survey (2017)

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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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
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £13100* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

These fees are set by the University, but are subject to UK Government confirmation. The University expects to apply an inflationary increase to its published fee levels every academic year.
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