Sociology with Professional DevelopmentUCAS Code: L300
What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
in a relevant subject and an A level at grade B
in a relevant subject
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers100%
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Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Sociology at Brunel is ranked 49th in UK, 4th in London (The Complete University Guide, 2018). This broad-based degree will develop your knowledge of theories that explain the changing nature of social behaviour in our own and other societies. You’ll discuss questions such as: What is society? How and why is it changing? What are the opportunities for future change and development? Sociology at Brunel focuses on social change and transformations and explores all aspects of human behaviour, from the personal and the social to the cultural. Our sociologists regularly publish on subjects including the public sphere, social theory, celebrity culture, the influence of the media, urban spaces, sport, multiculturalism, cosmetic surgery and comedy cultures. Our Centre for Comedy Studies Research is supported by high-profile comedians including Jo Brand and Lee Mack. Students of this degree have gained industrial placements at media companies including Deluxe Entertainment and the Disney Channel. On a four year thick sandwich degree you will typically spend the whole of Year 3 on placement.
Level 1 Compulsory: Introduction to Social Enquiry; Making Sense of Culture and Society; Researching Culture and Society; Contemporary Society and Media; Exploring Identity and Power; Key Ideas in Sociology. Level 2 Compulsory: Research in Practice; Visual Cultures; Sociology of Everyday Life. Optional: Creative Industries, Fashion and Culture; Bodies and Society; Ethnicity, Culture and Identity; Deviant Identities; Apocalypse! Crisis and Society. Level 3 Compulsory: Sociology Dissertation or Sociology Dissertation (Practice). Optional: Digital Cultures; Racism, Identity and Difference; Comedy, the Media and Society; Changing Audiences; Beyond Human; Global Cities: Spaces and Culture.
Situated on the edge of London, Brunel University is a short journey from the vibrant capital, offering the perfect balance between cosmopolitan city living and a tight knit diverse community. The uni boasts well-known lecturers including Will Self, Benjamin Zephaniah and Fay Weldon. Brunel is home to world-class sports facilities, including one of the few 132m indoor sprint tracks in the country.
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