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History and Sociology (Including Foundation Year) BA (Hons)

University of Essex

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    06-OCT-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Our four-year BA History and Sociology (including foundation year), will be suitable for you if your academic qualifications do not yet meet our entrance requirements for the three-year version of this course and you want a programme that increases your subject knowledge as well as improves your academic skills in order to support your academic performance. This four-year course includes a foundation year (Year Zero), followed by a further three years of study. During your Year Zero, you study three academic subjects relevant to your chosen course as well as a compulsory academic skills module. Join us on an intellectual journey through the past. You develop expertise in the fields of history and sociology, and are encouraged to explore the ways in which the two disciplines influence and inform one another. We consider every aspect of our daily lives, from how we relate to politicians, celebrities and friends past and present, to how we define ourselves, our families, and others. As a student of history, you discover both the early modern and modern periods, and explore challenging questions concerning the impact of political, social and cultural change on individuals, social groups, and regions. There is a range of relevant options to choose from in both departments and you choose the focus of your final-year dissertation.

Application deadline

15 January

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University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    27th

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

The careers team offer dedicated international careers advice and support throughout studies and after graduation.
Central London is easily accessible from all of the university's campuses.
The University of Essex has a student body that represents over 140 nationalities and supports over 30 different cultural societies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    43rd out of 90 6

    61st out of 79 3

    23rd out of 105 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    105 54%

    57th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    42nd

    12
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%

    35th

    2
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    122 71%

    42nd

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    38th

    6
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    117 61%

    45th

    14
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    9th

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.81 76%

    84th

    34

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