Education and Sociology University of Birmingham

Undergraduate

Our Joint BA (Hons) Education and Sociology degree at Birmingham will provide you with an opportunity to study Education and Sociology in equal proportions to Honours degree level.

Students will combine the study of key issues facing contemporary societies with the study of educational practices; processes and applications in a range of contexts and settings.

Our students learn about the education as a dynamic process of human, cultural, economic, and social development that is fundamental to a changing, globalised world. Education combines ideas and research from education, psychology, sociology, philosophy and history.

You will also be introduced to sociology as a discipline that is both theoretically informed and evidence based. You will learn about key issues facing contemporary societies, including globalisation, the changing nature of work and the family, gender roles and multiculturalism. You will study the nature and appropriate use of research strategies and methods in sociological research and be knowledgeable on cutting-edge debates in contemporary sociology.

As a Joint Honours student you will work at exactly the same level and to the same academic standard as students taking that subject in a Single Honours programme.

The course has a practical focus on career development and will help you display a broad knowledge over two disciplines.

The programme includes a placement in your second year so that you can apply your knowledge to work with children and young people in a professional setting.

  • Qualification

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

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    30 September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

Please see course page on our website https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/edu/education-sociology.aspx for a description of modules.


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 XL33
Institution code B32
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level 3 A Levels, typical offer: ABB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) BTEC Extended Diploma, Diploma and Subsidiary Diploma are accepted but subjects are considered on a case by case basis. Grades: BTEC Extended Diploma DDD; typical offers when offered in combination with A Levels: A in A Level plus DM in the BTEC Diploma; or AB in A Levels plus D in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Accepted in place of A levels with the following grade equivalencies: D2 = A*; D3 = A; M2 = B. Combinations of A levels and Principle subjects are accepted. NB required subjects must be offered (see A level Section)
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points 655 at Higher Level with a minimum of 32 points overall
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Accepted in place of a non-required A level with the equivalent grade.

A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required from accepted candidates before registration for the programme.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records check (DBS)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £16,740 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

For information on international fees please see: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/International/students/finance/fees.aspx