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School of Social, Historical and Political Studies

Sociology and Politics

BA (Hons) Full-time 3 years, Part-time 6 years

The Sociology and Politics degree gives students the opportunity to analyse and understand the major political and sociological traditions through which we can make sense of the modern world.

The Sociology and Politics degree gives students the opportunity to analyse and understand the major political and sociological traditions through which we can make sense of the modern world.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code LL32
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (3 years), Part-time (6 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School School of Social, Historical and Political Studies

Why choose this course?

The Sociology and Politics degree gives students the opportunity to analyse and understand the major political and sociological traditions through which we can make sense of the modern world. This degree also focuses upon the debates concerning developments around economic, political and cultural globalisation.

Students are encouraged to apply their sociological and political knowledge to a range of key contemporary issues and to understand the impact such issues have upon citizenship, popular culture, education and employment in a national and international context.

Students have the opportunity to undertake community placements as part of the course. Such experiences broaden your academic knowledge, deepen your appreciation of civic responsibility and enhance opportunities for employment.

Teaching and learning is designed to support digital literacy. Students will acquire the skills necessary to gather evidence and apply theories to a range of social and political issues. Students are encouraged to share knowledge and be enterprising with their ideas. Global comparative perspectives are incorporated in the degree providing students with the opportunity to learn about society and politics in other countries.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

  • Graduates from this degree course are likely to be attracted to a wide range of careers in the public and voluntary sectors, particularly local government.
  • You may go into teaching, lecturing or research in the fields of Sociology or Politics. If you want to become a teacher you will need to undertake a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).
  • You could also choose to apply for Postgraduate courses in Sociology, Politics, Social Work, Masters degrees in the Voluntary and Public Sectors.

 

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

The combination of Sociology and Politics provides students with essential theoretical and methodological tools required to analyse and understand aspects of contemporary social and political life and to comprehend the impact of political decision-making upon our lives.

This course involves work and community placements at every level of study, allowing students to put their knowledge into practice thereby deepening appreciation of these two disciplines and enhancing employment opportunities.

Students will be taught by skilled staff who are committed to high quality teaching and who are research-active. Our research-led teaching ensures that you will be learning about the latest developments in the disciplines of Sociology and Politics.

 A successful graduate from this course is expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a range of theoretical and methodological approaches in the disciplines of Sociology and to comprehend the distinctive character of Sociological thought;
  2. Critically review, analyse and evaluate a wide range of appropriate evidence in relation to a variety of social theories or theories used in sociology and politics, and to mobilise a reasoned, informed argument;
  3. Conduct research in a preliminary way, and communicate findings to a range of audiences using appropriate technologies in digitally literate ways;
  4. Demonstrate their knowledge of the political history, institutions and ideological traditions of the UK and/or one other area;
  5. Demonstrate understanding of  key issues in relation to rights, diversity and equality, and inclusion in the modern world;
  6. Demonstrate a range of conceptual and practical skills commensurate with graduate employment, and personal and social development.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

2020 Entry         

Typical entry requirement: 96 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 L3 credits at Merit

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

Other Requirements

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Tuition Fees Loan Home and EU National):

Most students will be able to apply for loans to help pay for these. Depending on where you live, if you have been to University previously and your circumstances, grants, bursaries and scholarships might also be available. Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year:

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to financial support available via student loans for the duration of their course. For more information take a look at the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding:

If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay. For more information please contact the Gateway.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund. for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages



You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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