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University of Worcester

Education Studies and Sociology

UCAS Code: XL33
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 6 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

104

% applicants receiving offers

75%

Subjects
  • Sociology
  • Academic studies in education
Student score
75% LOW
79% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
99% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£15.6k LOW
£15k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
MMM

BTEC Certificate
DD

International Baccalaureate
24

UCAS tariff points
104

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

75%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£8,900

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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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Education Studies allows you to study fascinating topics connected to all aspects of education. If youâ??re curious about the everyday lives of people in the modern world and how people interact with each other in society as a whole, then Sociology is for you.

Modules

Education Studies Modules include: Making sense of education (mandatory for all pathways); education, politics and policy; inner city education; mainstream education for all; relationships and education; disability and inclusive schooling; the global dimension in education. Sociology Year 1: Approaching the crisis: 21st century sociology; applying sociology. Optional modules: On TV and online: the small screen and the active audience; family lives; origins of sociological thought; democracy? the story of an ideal; welfare for all? the story of a dream. Year 2 and 3: Pathways in sociology; sociology research design and methods. Optional modules: Approaching sociological research; constructions of crime: media representations and policy debates; people at work: sociological perspectives; campaign power - people, pressure groups and social debates; housing, housing problems and homelessness; consuming lives; 'race' and ethnicity in contemporary Britain; work project module; independent study; response to crime: the justice process; pornography and modern culture; history of sexuality; body and society; extension module; sociology of the individual; 'race', ethnicity and education; education and the sociological imagination; risk society; constructing emotions: social/political perspectives.

University of Worcester

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As the only higher education institution in Herefordshire and Worcestershire, we have a strong role to play in the region, delivering degree programmes to nearly 10, 000 students. Our campuses are all within walking distance of each other and close to the city centre. Worcester has undergone significant growth over the last few years, doubling our student numbers.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 81%
Student score 75% LOW
Able to access IT resources

86%

Staff made the subject interesting

89%

Library resources are satisfactory

94%

Feedback on work has been helpful

69%

Feedback on work has been prompt

50%

Staff are good at explaining things

89%

Received sufficient advice and support

81%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
78% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
292 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
73% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
13% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £15.6k LOW
Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

7%

Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

15%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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 education, community and youth work, housing and social work. But 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, sport, healthcare, marketing and even IT. Sociology graduates taking further study often branch out into other qualifications, like teaching, law, psychology and even maths, so don’t think a sociology degree restricts you to just one set of options.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 84%
Student score 79% MED
Able to access IT resources

94%

Staff made the subject interesting

86%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

70%

Feedback on work has been prompt

74%

Staff are good at explaining things

90%

Received sufficient advice and support

84%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
86% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
37% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
271 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
66% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 99% HIGH
Average graduate salary £15k MED
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

10%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

23%

Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

17%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
When you look at employment stats, bear in mind that a lot of students are already working in education when they take this type of course and are studying to help their career development. This means they already have jobs when they start their course, and a lot of graduates continue to study, whilst working, when they complete their courses. If your course is focused on early years education, a lot of these graduates go into nursery work or classroom or education assistant jobs; these jobs are not classed as 'graduate level' in the stats, but many graduates who enter these roles say that a degree was necessary.
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