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Anglia Ruskin University

Sociology

UCAS Code: L300

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

Entry requirements


120 UCAS Points from a minimum of 2 A Levels.

Access to HE Diplomas at overall Pass grade are accepted

GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

120 UCAS Tariff points acquired from BTEC Level 3 Diplomas are accepted.

UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Highers are accepted. UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Advanced Highers are accepted

UCAS Tariff

120

from a minimum of 2 A Levels.

95%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Sociology

Look beneath the surface of everyday life. Discover the complexity of modern societies and how they have developed, while gaining critical and analytical skills that will impress your future employers.This course lets you look beneath the surface of the everyday life most people take for granted.By studying the work of classical sociologists, such as Weber and Marx, as well as contemporary issues like the risk society and the spectre of individualism, youll gain an understanding of why people live, work and interact in the ways that they do.Youll also look at the complex social lives created by our increasingly global daily communications, and learn how these lives have come about and what they might mean for the future.As well as the fundamentals of sociology, our modules will give you the chance to explore your own areas of interest, such as the media, crime, social control, sport or nature and society.With opportunities to conduct your own community or workplace research, youll also gain valuable practical experience, as well as insights into different sociological methods and approaches to social issues.

Modules

Year one, core modules

The Sociological Imagination
Political Ideologies and Social Controversies
Comparing Social Lives
Inequality and Class
Making Sense of Gender
The Sociology of Globalisation

Year one, optional modules

Media and Crime

Year two, core modules

Knowledge and Belief
Social Divisions
Social Research Methods
Social Theory

Year two, optional modules

Contemporary Work and Organisational Life
Learning from Work Experience (incorporates work placements)
Sociology of Education
Policing and Crime Control
Body Politics: Health and Illness
Theories of Deviance, Crime and Social Control

Year three, core modules

Major Project
Race, Racism and Cultural Identity
Sociology of Popular Culture

Year three, optional modules

Sport, Globalisation and International politics
Nature and Society
Preparing for Work
Sexuality and Social Control
Concepts of Good and Evil
Specialist Subject: Social Sciences
Feminist Theory and Practice
Independent Learning Module

Optional modules available all years

Anglia Language Programme

Assessment methods

You’ll show your progress through a combination of exams, essays, individual and group presentations, book reviews, project work and personal portfolio production, as well as your final-year Major Project.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Cambridge Campus

Department:

Humanities and Social Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

83%
med
Sociology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sociology

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

89%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
30%
Male students
70%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sociology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
84%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Childcare and related personal services
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Public services and other associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

We have quite a lot of sociology graduates, although numbers fell last year. But graduates still do pretty well. Most sociology graduates go straight into work when they complete their degrees, and a lot of graduates go into jobs in social professions such as recruitment, education, community and youth work, and housing. An important option for a sociology graduate is social work - and we're short of people willing to take this challenging but rewarding career. Sociology is a flexible degree and you can find graduates from the subject in pretty much every reasonable job — obviously, you don't find many doctors or engineers, but you do find them in finance, the media, healthcare, marketing and even IT. Sociology graduates taking further study often branch out into other qualifications, like teaching, law, psychology, HR and even maths, so don’t think a sociology degree restricts you to just one set of options.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Sociology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£18k

£20k

£20k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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