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Sociology with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

University of Derby

Key information

Data source: UCAS & IDP CONNECT

  • UCAS Course Code

    L301

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    97th

    8
  • Subject Ranking

    53rd

    9 (Sociology)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    120

  • Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the success of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

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    56

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.25

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BA (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    21-SEP-20

Course Summary

**BA (Hons) Sociology with Foundation Year****This degree offers you the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence before you advance to stage one of your honours degree.** **Why choose this course?**Social inequality, race and ethnicity, politics and culture, the nature of evil, the cult of celebrity – you’ll delve into fascinating topics as you explore where the modern world is going. BA (Hons) Sociology encourages you to embrace new ideas and to think critically and ethically. Sociology at Derby received 96% overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2019.**Is this course for you?**Including a foundation year as part of your four-year study programme will give you a head start in your academic and professional life. The foundation year offers the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence – with extensive support from our expert staff – before you advance to stage one of your honours degree. It could also be beneficial if you are planning a career change and want to get to grips with aspects of subjects which are new to you.Our degrees with a foundation year are continuous, meaning that you won’t need to apply again once you have successfully completed the first year. **How you will learn**We’ve structured BA (Hons) Sociology around four key avenues – crime and justice; culture and belief; politics and social justice; and young people and education – which you can combine to match your interests and ambitions. You’ll develop advanced data collection and research skills and will learn through lectures, seminars, multimedia presentations, online collaboration, guest speakers and debates. **Opportunities and experiences**There is the chance to boost your employability through work placements and fieldwork. You could also broaden your outlook with an exchange to Charles University in Prague. **Careers and employability**BA (Hons) Sociology develops your resourcefulness, versatility and career scope. Our graduates are now excelling as social workers, probation officers, teachers, civil servants, social researchers, counsellors, charity workers and community officers.

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • UCAS Tariff
  • GCSE/National 4/National 5
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Access to HE Diploma

Grades / Points

DDD

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

97th

About this University

The University of Derby is recognised for its teaching quality, rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017. Industry-experienced lecturers, modern facilities, and opportunities for placements and study abroad combine to give students the practical skills, academic knowledge, and confidence to succeed in their chosen career.

Address

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Kedleston Road

Derby

DE22 1GB

UNITED KINGDOM