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BA (Hons) Sociology with Politics

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  • UCAS Code:
    LL23
  • Institution:
    B50
  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions

​Please note that this course is not recruiting for September 2020. Please register your interest and we will let you know when applications open for September 2021 entry.

Social issues are invariably linked with political issues, which shape our modern world. This exciting new course studies sociology with political analysis, involving changing demographics, societal challenges and issues relating to globalisation and migration in society today.

Sociology seeks to address the need for a clear understanding of society and social processes, while politics provides the opportunity to consider how power is allocated, who takes part in decision-making at multiple levels, the meaning and experiences of justice, conflict, (in)equality and citizenship, and to consider these in the context of the most pressing contemporary global issues.

This course provides you with the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge of diversity, social processes and social change, critical debates in contemporary politics, global governance and international relations and political theories from a sociological perspective. Graduates will be equipped with communication skills, along with analytical and research skills that are increasingly necessary for professional work.

The BA (Hons) Sociology with Politics degree gives graduates the platform to seek employment in local and national government departments, education and the corporate sector, as well as postgraduate study. Join us on live chat now to find out more or register to meet us at an Open Day.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2021

Location:

Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus

Duration:

3 years, or 4 years including a minimum 30-week work placement, Full-time

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

For September 2021 entry: 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

For September 2021 entry: If English is not your first language, you will need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in reading or writing and 5.5 in all other components or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.

Course details

On this course you will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of each of the units. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, technicians and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.

This course has been created as part of a co-ordinated suite of social sciences courses which also includes the following specialisations: BA (Hons) Sociology, BA (Hons) Sociology & Social Anthropology, BA (Hons) Sociology & Criminology, BA (Hons) Criminology, BA (Hons) Criminology with Psychology, BA (Hons) Criminology with Law.

Contact hours and assessment

Details of the assessment methods and contact hours for each unit of the course can be found in the programme specification.

Download the programme specification (pdf 298kb)

Placement opportunities

At BU, we recognise that placements are extremely valuable and can give you a head start when it comes to your future career. That’s why we offer every new student the opportunity to undertake a work placement as part of their course.

The programme offers two opportunities for you to undertake a placement, an optional Placement Learning Unit (20 days or 150 hours) in Year 2 and the Practice Placement (Sandwich option), a 30-week placement taken over the course of a full academic year between Year 2 and your Final Year.

You could even choose to undertake your placement abroad in locations, such as Kosovo, where the Department has established links with partners, giving you the opportunity to develop yourself personally, academically and professionally, and gain skills to help you stand out in the job market.

Find out about BU students’ experiences on placementsAll you need to know about placements

Your application

We are looking for applicants who:

  • Have an interest in the subject as well as the motivation and commitment to undertake the course
  • Can demonstrate personal skills and qualities relevant to the course
  • Have an ability to read, digest and analyse information
  • Can work independently as well as in groups.

How to apply

Entry requirements

Careers

The course will provide you with the ideal platform to seek employment in local and national government departments, education and the corporate sector, that require the communication, analytical and research skills that this course will give you. 

Costs and fees

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. You can find full information about funding your studies and paying your fees in our undergraduate fees and funding section. That’s also where you’ll find information about the scholarships and bursaries on offer – including unlimited Academic Excellence Scholarships for UK, EU and International students.

Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise, and we’re committed to ensuring there are no hidden extra costs while you’re at university – that’s why we’re clear about what you can expect us to cover, and what your cost of living will be. 

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that staff can change.