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Explore Victorian society, Russia, colonialism and more with the advantage of a sociological perspective. This combination will give you a fascinating insight into history and how sociological themes such as crime, gender and health continue to affect the modern world.
Our two-year fast-track degrees are awarded by the University of Surrey. They have been created so that you can:
Start your career or masters course a year sooner
Save money by paying for just two years’ tuition fees
Save money on the costs associated with being a student
- Based at Farnborough College of Technology, we offer classroom-based lectures, a small campus experience and plenty of personalised support. This makes us a popular choice locally for those who want to study higher education in a down-to-earth setting – where you won’t get lost in the crowd.
Modules chosen at Level 5 and Level 6 will define the particular degree title awarded, of either BA (Hons) Modern History with Sociology or BA (Hons) Sociology with Modern History.
What will I study?
Sociology is an enlightening subject for those who like to think about social issues in the world, such as inequality, sexuality, class and mass media. Studying these fascinating topics with us will encourage you to think objectively about why people behave in certain ways. You will be considering questions such as:
What role does crime play in shaping society? How can society address inequality? Why doesn’t society do more to improve global issues?
During your degree, you will uncover the theories that seek to explain why some groups of people can flourish together, while others try to tear each other apart. You will delve into contemporary theories and discover how different cultures fit into our society.
As a sociology student, your critical-thinking skills will be honed as you begin to broaden your understanding of society and its relationship with our everyday lives.
Looking to the past is essential in beginning to understand the way of the modern world. Recent history has seen devastating world wars, new technologies and shifts in world powers. By studying modern history with us, you will start to uncover a number of interesting topics and events that continue to shape the world we live in.
Our modern history degree covers topics as diverse as the Victorians, sexualities and politics. Along the way, you will also discover how to understand and research the past in great depth.
Level 4 (Year 1: September – April)
The aim of the Level 4 programme is to give you a thorough grounding in both modern history and sociology. Typical topics studied include:
- Understanding the Past
- Gender and Sexuality in 20th Century Britain
- Russia From Tsarism to Bolshevism
- Academic Skills
- Introduction to Sociology
- The Sociology of Gender
- The Sociology of Inequality
- Global Issues
You will also benefit from a course in academic skills for degree students.
Level 5 (April in Year 1 – December in Year 2)
Level 5 of the programme offers you the opportunity to develop your skills in more depth in a range of topics. Options are chosen from the following:
- Researching the Past
- Fascism in the 20th Century
- Public History
- Industrialisation and Reform in the 19th Century
- ‘Race’ and Racism in Modern Society
- Contemporary Sociological Theories
- The Sociology of Education
- Social Research Methods
Level 6 (January in Year 2 to July in Year 2)
In the final Level of study, you have the opportunity to specialise in your chosen area. For example:
- Using the Past
- Victorian Social and Political Thought
- Radical Histories from Below
- Dissertation (History)
- The Sociology of Culture and Media
- The Sociology of Literature
- Risk Society in a Digital Age
In addition to taught modules, a dissertation will allow you to conduct research and investigate a topic in greater depth.
A wide range of assessment methods are used in this programme, which have been chosen to suit the subject material being taught. The range of assessment methods you will experience will give you the confidence and capability to complete an honours degree and progress further in your career. Your tutor will be on hand to provide support during the assessment process and discuss any queries you may have.
The range of assessment methods used in this programme includes:
- In-class tests
- Assessed assignments
- Formative assessment through assignment work feedback
- Formal seen examination
- Formal unseen examinations
- Poster presentations
- Powerpoint presentations
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
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