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Birmingham City University

Black Studies

UCAS Code: L330

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Accept most subjects including Citzenship Studies and Critical Thinking A maximum of four subjects are considered. Other 6-unit qualifications can be considered in lieu of one or two A-level subjects. Subjects excluded - General Studies

60 credits overall including 45 at level 3 of which 18 Level 3 credits are at merit or distinction grade on a Social Sciences / Humanities pathway. Must also hold GCSE English Language at grade 4 + or equivalent

Advanced Subsidiary (AS)

A,A-E,E

Maximum 2 AS Levels accepted in combination with a minimum of 2 A Levels which must be in different subjects to the A levels and only if applicant is holding at least two A levels. Accept most subjects including Citzenship Studies and Critical Thinking Subjects excluded - General Studies.

Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate

B

B plus grades BB at A Level (or equivalent qualifications) Must also hold GCSE English with grade C or above, or equivalent Considered in combination with either A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas / OCR Cambridge Technical Diplomas / BTEC 12-unit or 90 Credit Diplomas etc to achieve a minimum of 112 UCAS points

Considered in combination with either two A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas / OCR Cambridge Technical Diplomas / BTEC 12-unit or 90 Credit Diplomas etc to achieve a minimum of 112 UCAS points

Considered in combination with either two A-levels / BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas / OCR Cambridge Technical Diplomas / BTEC 12-unit or 90 Credit Diplomas etc to achieve a minimum of 112 UCAS points. Subjects excluded - General Studies.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language at grade 4 or above. Equivalent qualifications will be considered. Required at the point of enrolment. Acceptable equivalents: - Functional Skills / Essential Skills level 2 - English - Key Skills level 2 - Communication - IGCSE English language grade C or above

HNC (BTEC)

M

In a related subject. May be considered for entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content at level 4. A transcript will be required.

HND (BTEC)

M

In a related subject. May be considered for entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content at level 4. A transcript will be required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

14

For Students who complete the full IB Diploma obtain a total of 14 points or above from three Higher level subjects. English Group A – Grade 4 or above or English Group B and Ab initio – grade 5 If applicant does not hold GCSE English at grade C+, then we require at least grade 4 in English A combination of GCSEs, A-levels and IB certificates will be considered on a case by case basis

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H3,H3,H3,H3,H3

Irish Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level

O3,O3,O3,O4,O4

To include English Language. Required at the point of enrolment.

Accept most subjects except Early Years and Children's Play, Learning & Development. Considered in combination with either two A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas / BTEC 12 Unit or 90 Credit Diplomas / OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary or Introductory Diplomas etc to achieve minimum 112 points.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D*

Accept most subjects except Early Years and Children's Play, Learning & Development. Considered on its own or in combination with either A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas / BTEC 12 Unit or 90 Credit Diplomas / OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory or Subsidiary Diplomas etc to achieve minimum 112 points.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

Accept most subjects except Early Years and Children's Play, Learning & Development.

Accept most subjects except Early Years and Children's Play, Learning & Development. Considered in combination with either two A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas / BTEC 12 Unit or 90 Credit Diplomas / OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma etc to achieve minimum 112 points.

Accept most subjects except Early Years and Children's Play, Learning & Development. Considered in combination with either A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas / BTEC 12 Unit or 90 Credit Diplomas / OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma etc to achieve minimum 112 points.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

D*D*

Considered on its own or in combination with other Level 3 qualifications to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points. Subjects excluded - Early Years and Children's Play, Learning & Development

Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points. Subjects NOT considered: Early Years.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

Subjects excluded - Early Years and Children's Play, Learning & Development

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,C,C

Subjects excluded - General Studies

Scottish Higher

C,C

One or two Higher subjects only considered if offered along with two Advanced Highers. CC (2 Advanced Highers) + CC (2 Highers) Subject excluded - General Studies

UCAS Tariff

112
71%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Ethnicity

The first of its kind, our BA (Hons) Black Studies will help you recognise and appreciate the achievements and movements of Black scholars, activists and communities. If you are interested in the history, popular cultures, artistic and social movements of people in the African diaspora, our new Black Studies course will provide you with the big picture perspective on this emerging discipline. Taught by leading, research-active lecturers and tutors, Black Studies will see you encounter a range of viewpoints, as well as gaining valuable experience within the public, private and voluntary sectors. You have the opportunity to embark on a year-long sandwich placement as part of your degree course, ensuring you have the experience you need to make an impact in your chosen career. Our Black Studies team have links with some of the most respected academics in the field, including Patricia Hill Collins, Kimberlé Crenshaw, Gus John, Hazel Garby, Barnor Hesse and Joan Anim-Addo. We work alongside a lot of important social organisations, who help shape our course. These include the Black Studies Association, the Race and Ethnicity Group, and Unmuted. You will also get the opportunity to transform your experience with us into a global one, with a variety of exciting possibilities open to you. This ranges from our successful international travel scholarships scheme, through which you can spend a summer working for a charitable organisation overseas, to one of our many overseas study exchange programmes. Our international exchange opportunities could also see you spend some of your second term at an institution in the USA. For full details, please see our website.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Curzon Building Campus

Department:

School of 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.

85%
high
Ethnicity

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

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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

76%
Library resources
78%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
84%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Social sciences

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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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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