University of Birmingham has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
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.
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
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|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 declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|