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History and Sociology University of Greenwich Degree level: Undergraduate

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This degree in history and sociology explores modern British, European and world history through the perspective of contentious issues in society, such as gender, ethnicity and social justice.

Why study this at Greenwich?

  • This programme will allow you to combine the study of history and sociology

  • Study at a World Heritage Site, itself a living legacy of British scientific, maritime and imperial history, as well as a thriving multicultural centre

  • The history pathway explores a wide range of historical topics, from global events to community history, and from witchcraft to the World Wars

  • We take full advantage of our historically and culturally rich location and proximity to central London, incorporating visits to museums and archives into our courses

  • Develop research skills professional skills through a work placement

  • Sociology is an innovative and vibrant subject offering students the opportunity to study courses covering a range of issues from consumer culture to social justice, from gender and identity to global relations

  • Offers a broad foundation in sociological thinking and critique as well as the opportunity to do focused research on topics of your choice

This programme will allow you to combine the study of history and sociology. You will study at a World Heritage Site, itself a living legacy of British scientific, maritime and imperial history, as well as a thriving multicultural centre of contemporary Britain.

Living history
The history pathway explores a wide range of historical topics, from global events to community history, and from witchcraft to the World Wars. We take full advantage of our historically and culturally rich location and proximity to central London, incorporating visits to museums and archives into our courses and offer opportunities for you to develop your research skills and to develop practical and professional skills through a work placement.

Applied sociology
The sociology element of this programme will allow you to specialise in the study of applied sociology. Sociology is an innovative and vibrant subject offering students the opportunity to study courses covering a range of issues from consumer culture to social justice, from gender and identity to global relations. A broad foundation in sociological thinking and critique is offered while also supporting you to pursue your own ideas and interests through focused research.

Ranking
Our sociology courses are ranked first in London for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017.

Outcomes
The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide students with a substantial grounding in modern British, European and world history

  • To enhance understanding of important and controversial issues in society, including debates about gender, ethnicity, crime and deviance, social justice, global politics, and cultural production and consumption

  • To nurture the development of open, creative and critical thinkers who are able to apply these qualities of mind in a variety of intellectual contexts

  • To provide a structure and an environment in which skills relevant to citizenship, employability and lifelong learning may be developed.

Course details

Modules

Year 1

  • Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.
  • Introducing History: Ideas and Practice (30 credits)
  • The Changing Faces of Britain 1707 – 1918 (30 credits)
  • Inequality and Social Change (30 credits)
  • Applying Sociology (15 credits)
  • Self in Society (15 credits)

Year 2
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Key Thinkers in Sociology (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

  • Education and Social Formation (30 credits)
  • Drug Use in Society (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

  • 'The People's War': The Second World War, Society, Culture and Legacy (15 credits)
  • Island Nation: Britain and the Sea 1805 - Present (15 credits)
  • Atlantic Worlds 1650-1783 (15 credits)
  • Empire and Nation in the Middle East (15 credits)
  • Remaking English Society, c. 1550-1760 (15 credits)
  • Witchcraft in Early Modern England and New England (15 credits)
  • History Work Placement (30 credits)
  • Footprints of Everyday Life: The Environmental History of Modern Britain (15 credits)
  • Global Exploration at Sea: From Columbus to Scott (15 credits)

Year 3
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Gender, Race and Crime (15 credits)
  • Sociology of Gender and Sexuality (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

  • History Work Placement (30 credits)
  • The History Dissertation (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

  • A Global History of Genocide (30 credits)
  • Gendering the British: Nation, Citizenship & Rights (30 credits)
  • Britain and the Suppression of the Slave trade 1807-1867 (15 credits)
  • Cities of the Sultans: Life in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

  • Migration and Citizenship (15 credits)
  • Family and Society (15 credits)
  • Globalisation: Social and Political Perspectives (15 credits)
  • Family Policy (15 credits)

Assessment method

Assessment is through both formative and summative coursework tasks and examinations. Coursework takes a range of forms, and can include:

  • Individual and group projects
  • Oral and screencast presentations
  • Critical commentaries on primary and secondary sources
  • Online portfolios, blogging and podcasting
  • Analytical essays
  • Work placements

Feedback on assessments is given within three working weeks of submission, and offers students constructive advice on the strengths of submitted work and areas for improvement.


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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 VL13
Institution code G70
Campus name University of Greenwich (Greenwich Campus)
Campus code G

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Further to showing equivalent qualifications to UK applicants, international applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test. For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 20 8331 8136.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 points You will also require GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths at grade 4 or above (for pre-2017 GCSEs, grade 4 equates to C grade). General Studies is not usually accepted.
A level BCC General Studies is not usually accepted.
Access to HE Diploma A minimum of 45 credits at Level 3. You may be asked to come for an interview if you have this qualification.

We accept alternative qualifications including:

- BTEC/National Diploma
- International Baccalaureate
- Scottish Highers
- Irish Highers.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 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

Please see our website for full information, including course exceptions - https://www.gre.ac.uk/finance/fees/undergraduate-fees

Provider information

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University of Greenwich
Old Royal Naval College
Park Row
Greenwich
SE10 9LS


Clearing contact details

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Course contact details

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School of Humanities and Social Sciences