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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

    3 Years

Course summary

What holds societies together? Do people pull together because they have to or because they want to? What motivates so many people to migrate from their own societies to others? On our course you explore why individuals, groups, and cultures are the way they are, and examine why they might be different.At Essex we investigate what connects people with each other, as well as what divides them. We consider every aspect of our daily lives, from how we relate to politicians, celebrities and friends, to how we define ourselves, our families, and others. You study topics ranging from digital media and society, to psychiatry and mental illness, to Japanese culture, to the art, film and personal testimony of war.We are a large and friendly department, offering a range and diversity of specialisms including:- Social divisions, inequality, the nature of work and commercial culture- Culture, identity and subjectivity- Public policy regarding health, the environment, crime and aging- Citizenship, multiculturalism and human rights- Receive training in sociological methods – how to design a survey, conduct an interview, and use quantitative analysis from basic statistic to big data – in order to ask the difficult questionsYou also have the opportunity to complete a supervised dissertation on the topic that most inspires you, encouraging you to think differently and connect with live issues and debates, and preparing you for your graduate career.Our Department of Sociology was rated top 10 in the UK for research quality (REF 2014) and ranked 9th in the UK for Sociology in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021.ndation.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 17,700per year

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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

    23rd out of 105 4

  • 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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