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Sociology and Media (with placement year) BSc (Hons)

Loughborough University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Our BSc Sociology and Media degree combines two vibrant subjects to provide students with a detailed knowledge of the way that societies and individuals understand, represent and communicate about themselves and how understanding such issues requires a thorough consideration of power, identity and diversity.By giving students the opportunity to study a broad, multidisciplinary curriculum which covers the main theories, concepts and practices of sociology and media studies, this degree teaches students to understand and explain the role of media and communication in the organisation of everyday life, social identities and belief systems. Our students learn to critically examine the prominent role played by media and digital communications in the representation of society and social life and to explore the way media and communication processes and institutions inform and influence public understandings of identity, diversity and inequality.By providing a thorough training in sociological theories and methods, students will learn to examine and explain complex social issues in relation to inequality, globalisation and social change. Students also explore the role played by the media in the way in which social issues are represented and discussed and learn about key developments in digital media, press, film, broadcasting and advertising. You will become adept at using classical and contemporary research and debates to explain some of the most pressing social and cultural issues.The combination of compulsory and optional modules give you a solid foundation in the key debates in sociology and media studies and allows you to specialise in particular areas that are most of interest to you including insights from social psychology and criminology. You will learn to apply these interdisciplinary perspectives to important and varied topics such as race, ethnicity and religion, gender and sexuality, leisure and consumption, digital technologies and health.Our BSc Sociology and Media degree offers a rich and supportive learning environment where teaching is based on lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials allowing students to explore and debate current topics relevant to media, culture and society. Students are trained in core and advanced research methods and will become skilled independent researchers capable of gathering, analysing and evaluating quantitative and qualitative data.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,650per year

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

University information

Loughborough University

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  • Campus address

    Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, England

The university's two campuses are located in different parts of the UK and near to airports making it easier to explore more of Europe.
The university is home to over 21,500 students and staff from more than 130 different countries.
Loughborough University has been in the Complete University Guide’s top 10 for five years in a row.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    1st out of 97 3

    10th out of 102 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    152 75%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79 79%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    136 69%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.41 88%



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