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Education and Sociology BA (Hons)

University of Birmingham

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UCAS CODE: XL33

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

On the BA (Hons) Education and Sociology programme you will learn about key issues facing contemporary societies, including globalisation, the changing nature of work and the family, gender roles and multiculturalism. You will learn about key issues facing contemporary societies, including globalisation, the changing nature of work and the family, gender roles, and multiculturalism. You will study the nature and appropriate use of research strategies and methods in sociological research and be knowledgeable on cutting edge debates in contemporary sociology.

The Education Programme

On the education programme you will learn about education as a dynamic process of human, cultural, economic, and social development that is fundamental to a changing, globalised world. Education combines ideas and research from a number of pathways including psychology, sociology, philosophy and history.

The Sociology Programme

On the sociology programme you will critically and comparatively analyse major sociological topics, such as: the relationships between individuals, groups, institutions and wider social processes; the dynamics of stability and change; and the distribution of power.

Why study this programme?

Vocational placement - The BA Education and Sociology programme includes a placement in your second year so that you can apply your knowledge to work with children and young people in a professional setting.

Modules to suit your own interests - our extensive range of compulsory and optional modules will allow you to build a programme to suit your own interests and career aspirations.

World class research - you will be taught in a School which is doing pioneering world-class research in diverse specialisms from character education and racial equality to innovative technology for children on the autistic spectrum.

Employability

A University of Birmingham degree is highly sought after by employers as evidence of your ability to succeed in a demanding academic environment. Employers target Birmingham students for their drive, diversity, communication and problem-solving skills, their team-working abilities and cultural awareness, and our graduate employment statistics have continued to climb at a rate well above national trends. If you make the most of the wide range of services you will be able to develop your career from the moment you arrive.

Graduates from our Joint BA (Hons) Education and Sociology degree will gain comprehensive knowledge of two disciplines and will allow you to develop a range of skills and practical experience which will enable you to pursue either educational or sociological study at a higher level or to secure employment as educationalists or sociologists. Reasoning, communication and organisational skills acquired from this programme, and practiced in the context of two disciplines, are readily transferable to a large number of professions and other careers.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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University information

University of Birmingham

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    10th out of 81 3

    17th out of 102 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    147 74%

    15th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    23rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.22 84%

    17th

    57
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    139 70%

    26th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    12th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    57th

    37

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