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Politics and Sociology BA (Hons)

University of Leicester

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 - 4 Years

Course summary

How does the political world shape the social order? It’s an immense question. But in this degree, you’ll learn how to break it down into usable parts by studying politics and sociology side by side.Politics has been taught at Leicester since the 1940s and we have always been at the cutting edge of British political science. We were one of the first Sociology departments to be established in the UK, and we now have an international reputation, a wealth of experience in teaching and an enviable research pedigree.Politics and Sociology are intrinsically linked as politics and policies often seek to address social issues. Over the course of your degree you will explore these links and be challenged to look at the world through new political and sociological perspective. You will also gain an understanding of the key aspects of political systems, both here in the UK and further afield.There is no better city than Leicester to explore fundamental sociological concepts such as ethnicity, migration and social class. With a range of vibrant and diverse communities including Narborough Road, "the most diverse street in Britain", Leicester offers the perfect environment to develop your craft via observation, participation and guided reflection.The first year of your degree ensures that you get a thorough understanding of the main areas of both politics and sociology. In your second and third years you will have more flexibility to shape the course of your degree through the huge variety of option modules that you will be able to choose from. These option modules reflect the research interests of academic staff, exposing students to the latest thinking. Our staff are engaged in **cutting-edge research** and we believe that good teaching flourishes in an intellectual environment informed by original research.The development of transferable skills is a key feature of teaching here at Leicester. Our courses are designed to improve your skills in written communications, oral presentation, working as part of a team, independent learning, problem solving and information technology.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 17,500per year

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University information

University of Leicester

  • University League Table

    40th

  • Campus address

    University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RH, England

More than 4,000 international students call Leicester home, sharing their cultures, faiths and ideas with each other and with students and staff across campus.
Leicester is in the centre of England with great transport links, making it easy to explore the whole country while studying there.
Want to explore further afield? Leicester has great European links – with one change of train, Leicester students can be in Paris by lunchtime.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    49th out of 86 5

    32nd out of 105 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    120 58%

    40th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    26th

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%

    63rd

    14
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    124 64%

    36th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    20th

    24
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    16th

    27

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