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London Metropolitan University

Social Sciences and Humanities Extended Degree

UCAS Code: LV39

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) or Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BA/BSc (H)

Entry requirements


A level

B

Typical offer B (40 UCAS points from one or more A levels).

Access to HE Diploma

D:6,M:24,P:15

Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject is acceptable for entry. QAA accredited course required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

A minimum of 15 points at the higher level and a minimum of 4 points in English at standard level.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

PPP

Scottish Higher

C,C

A minimum of 42 UCAS points at Higher level.

UCAS Tariff

40
78%
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

4years

Full-time | 2018

Other options

8 years | Part-time | 2018

Subject

Sociology

**Why study this course?**This four-year course includes a foundation year to prepare you for degree-level study if you dont have the traditional qualifications usually required for entry. It's an excellent way to get a taste of a range of social science and humanities subjects including health and social care, social work, education, criminology, media, journalism and community development. At the end of your foundation year, you can decide which subject you'd like to study at a degree level, such as our Criminology and Law BA, Media and Communications BSc or Journalism BA.**More about this course**The Social Sciences and Humanities Extended Degree BA begins with a foundation year that, if passed successfully, allows you to continue on to a related undergraduate course. This is helpful if you dont have the required qualifications to start a full undergraduate degree and are unsure about the exact subject youd like to study.The first year of this course, Year 0, will engage your interest in a range of issues within the social sciences and humanities, such as social policy, media and criminology. Core modules you will study include Culture, Family and Power, Critical thinking and Reflecting on Self and Society.These Year 0 topics focus on improving your academic and study skills, thereby boosting your confidence and unlocking your potential for further study. Successfully pass the foundation year, and you can continue onto study one of our many undergraduate degrees in a related field, including Youth Studies BSc, Sociology BSc and Criminology BSc.The courses related your Social Sciences and Humanities Extended Degree make use of London Mets many facilities, such as Journalism BA with its newsroom containing Apple Mac computers, flat screen TVs and video cameras, and the Translation BA with its interpreting suite. No matter what degree you choose, youll have access to our range of study areas, library facilities and computer rooms.Courses may also include their own opportunities of work-related learning, study abroad options and professional accreditation. See below for the full list of degrees open to you and links to further information.**What our students say**"The teaching is wonderful! I have loved studying at London Met. Lecturers are confident in their job, and with their support I felt more confident with my studies."National Student Survey"During my course, my interaction and communication skills have greatly improved. The University changed me as an individual. I now look at life from a different point of view and can better engage and relate to various and diverse cultures."National Student Survey

Modules

Year 0 modules include:

Critical Thinking (core, 15 credits)
Culture, Family and Power (core, 15 credits)
Media, Crime and 'Race' (core, 15 credits)
Reflecting on Self and Society (core, 15 credits)
Researching Discrimination (core, 15 credits)
Researching Inequality (core, 15 credits)
Social Issues in Context: Text to Essay (core, 15 credits),
Studying London (core, 15 credits)

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed in a variety of ways including group work, course work, presentations and portfolios.

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:

Holloway

Department:

Criminology and Sociology

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.

79%
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
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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

81%
Library resources
81%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
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.

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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£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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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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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