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Politics with Sociology BA (Hons)

University of West London

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    West London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This course enables students to discover how political and social systems in the UK, Europe and beyond are organised, how governments function and the relationship this has with the social and political problems individuals face today. Students will uncover how social and political structures emerge out of interactions between people and their values, ideas and institutions. The course has an emphasis on contemporary social and political problems with the aim of developing and applying critical reading, writing and debating skills from the start. Students will graduate with many indispensable and transferrable skills, including effective communication and negotiation skills, a critical mindset and a solid grasp of the way political and social policy play out on the local, national as well as the global stage. The focus of the course is contemporary political and social problems. Students are expected to engage with current affairs and develop knowledge and understanding of political and social situations across a range of issues. The politics & sociology modules are developed so as to provide you with the opportunity to learn how to reflect on social and political problems and to make critical judgements. The teaching aims to promote professional-level knowledge, skills and critical thinking to ensure that you develop key graduate attributes, such as an ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team; effective communication and problem solving skills. As UWL is the career university, the BA (Hons.) Politics with Sociology will prepare you for professional employment. The second year, ‘Working in Political & International Contexts’ placement will enable you to develop a portfolio of work-based learning and experience. Throughout the module expert advice will be given about the different employment opportunities that may be opened up to you by taking this degree. Careers in government, NGO’s, charities and aid organisations will all be featured as possibilities for your future. The course is taught by research active staff who have practical as well as academic experience in the subject field. The course is supported by a substantial number of tutors who have a wide range of interests within the subject area. This will ensure that you will be able to learn and study the specific interest within politics and sociology that you are passionate about. An opportunity of in-depth study of a particular topic will also be possible in the final year dissertation. All classes are taught in an engaging and participatory manner. You will be encouraged to try out what you have learned via a range of activities, such as, practical sessions, workshop, in-class debates and creative reflection using on-line and other media. Furthermore, the personal tutoring system will ensure that you have the academic support you need throughout your course.Career progression routes upon successful course completion: National and international government organisations, public sector, NGOs, third sector organisations, diplomacy, probation service, teaching.Further study that can be undertaken upon course completion: Applicants can apply for teaching and PGCE qualifications, Masters degrees in any relevant political science or social science field, public and social communications, human resources, marketing and PR.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 12,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : BCC

104-120 UCAS points required from level 3 qualifications. These can include: A Levels at grade B, C and C, or above; BTEC Extended Diploma with Distinction, Merit, Merit; Access to HE Diploma.


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University information

University of West London

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  • Campus address

    University of West London, St Mary's Road, Ealing, W5 5RF, England

Recently rebranded as the career university, UWL has strong links with industry that enable students to get career-specific insights, expertise and skills.
A stunning campus creates an inspiring environment for students, with high-quality training facilities and dedicated postgraduate facilities.
The university has a diverse and welcoming student community, creating a perfect environment to learn, make connections and explore in a global city.

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