Sociology and Anthropology Bournemouth University

Undergraduate

Discover what binds and divides us, explore identity, class, cultural difference and social change, and examine how we experience it all in our daily lives! Taught by expert sociologists, social anthropologists and biological anthropologists, you will explore sociological and anthropological perspectives on important contemporary issues, such as globalisation, post-conflict interventions, migration, terrorism and protection. All of these with a special emphasis on applying theory to local and international policy and practice. 100% of our final students who study sociology courses are satisfied with the quality of the course (National Student Survey, 2018).

What makes it especially interesting is the integrated 30-week or 20-day work placement, which you can complete anywhere in the world, in your second or third year. This can boost your employability by developing professional skills and establishing crucial networks.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

You will study a range of subject areas including Culture & Society, Health & Society, Ancient People and Places and the History of Social Welfare. You’ll also be able to choose from a number of optional units such as Themes in Archaeology, Animals & Society and 'Troubling' Gender in years two and three to tailor your study.


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 code LL36
Institution code B50
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 - 120 points 104 - 120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM This course requires Distinction, Merit, Merit (112 tariff points).
Access to HE Diploma 102 - 118 tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades.
Scottish Higher 104 - 120 tariff points from Scottish Highers
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal 104 - 120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 Principal Subjects
Extended Project Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by 2 A-levels or equivalent
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English and Mathematics grade C (or grade 4 in the reformed GCSE grading) or equivalent qualifications.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 - 31 points
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma 112 tariff points (Grade DMM)
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 104 tariff points (Grade D*D)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Accepted as part of the overall tariff
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.

Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if it’s included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,750 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £830.

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