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Social Policy and Sociology with Year Abroad BA (Hons)

University of Birmingham

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UCAS CODE: L34A

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The BA Social Policy and Sociology Joint Honours degree at Birmingham, will give you a broad grounding in the major approaches to two disciplines and provide you with an excellent opportunity to explore the social changes reshaping the world today. This Joint Honours degree with year abroad will provide you with the knowledge and skills to critically engage with key issues facing contemporary societies including globalisation; the changing nature of work and the family; gender roles and sexuality; multiculturalism; the impact of the media and information technologies; and new forms of politics. In addition to these 'big picture' social theories we place a strong emphasis on developing social science research skills – so valued by employers – with research methods training in each year. Your third year will be spent abroad at a university in the EU or elsewhere in the world. After completing your year abroad, you will return for your fourth and final year to the Social Policy and Sociology programme.On the Social Policy and Sociology BA, you will get the chance to take part in a range of in-house activities that vary by year. Examples of activities include:- An annual Student Conference- The Research Assistance Scheme, where students are paired with a member of staff to help them in specific research tasks - Simulation exercises using real case examples - Simulation events and research visits to local and national places of interest

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

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    3rd out of 42 1

    17th out of 102 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 191
    148 77%

    6th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85 85%

    2nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%

    29th

    11
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    / 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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