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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    28-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The BA Sociology degree examines the interconnections between individuals and wider society. You’ll explore changing social, cultural, economic and political processes such as the identities, inequalities and policies that shape our lives.

Bridging big ideas and practical problems, you’ll consider how classical, contemporary and emerging styles of thought or the ideas of key thinkers can shed light on social issues such as crime, disability, family and gender issues, racism, social care and youth unemployment. You’ll examine social inequalities, protest and struggles over power, and question what it means to be a ‘good citizen’ today.

A wide variety of optional modules will allow you to focus on topics that suit your interests and career plans, from poverty to gender studies, violence or consumerism. Your studies will be informed by the latest research being conducted within the School by academics with an impressively diverse range of interests.

Quantitative Research Methods (QRM) pathway

You’ll have the opportunity to apply for a place on our BSc Sociology with Quantitative Research Methods pathway which gives a quantitative skills focus to your final year of study with compulsory modules in this area. This pathway will help you develop advanced analytical skills, which are in demand across the public, private, and third sectors.

You will learn statistical analysis techniques and their application to real data (e.g. survey data or statistical data relating to poverty, crime or electoral behaviour amongst others) using statistical software. You will also write a dissertation in which you will analyse quantitative data to examine a sociology/social policy research question.

Assessment

Modules will use a variety of assessment methods. As well as traditional exams, you could also be asked to complete projects based on essays and case studies, policy briefs, group presentations, work logs, research briefs, project proposals or development agency reviews. In your final year you’ll also submit a 12,000 word dissertation.

Career opportunities

Graduate destinations

Our graduates are ideally equipped to work in the public and third sector including in the Civil Service, teaching, youth work, fostering/children’s services, probation services, social work, prison service, housing and homelessness prevention.

They have also secured employment with some of the biggest international companies in human resources, communications management, broadcasting and advertising.

Postgraduate opportunities

Graduates from the BA Sociology are well prepared for postgraduate study across a range of disciplines. Our graduates have gone on to study social research, gender studies, disability studies, social policy, teacher training, journalism, occupational therapy, human resources, marketing, social work, and criminal justice studies.

Application deadline

15 January

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University information

University of Leeds

  • University League Table

    20th

  • Campus address

    University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, England

A global community, the university’s staff and students come from over 170 countries. There will be chances to meet and work with people from across the world.
The university is continually investing in its campus, from new laboratories and lecture theatres to one of the most impressive libraries in the UK.
With a history of welcoming international students for over 100 years, students can be sure of experienced help throughout their time at Leeds.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    8th out of 105 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    148 77%

    14th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    6th

    29
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.77 75%

    88th

    14

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