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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

BA Sociology offers exciting opportunities for you to study the cutting-edge discipline of sociology in the vibrant city of Manchester. It is aimed at students who want to understand and analyse contemporary social phenomena, trends and struggles, as well as think critically about solutions to pressing social issues.The first year introduces you to the building blocks of sociology: key sociological concepts and theories, social divisions and problems, and major transformations – such as globalisation or digital culture – which are altering the fabric of contemporary society. You will receive training in a wide range of research methods during the first two years, to become equipped to undertake your own independent research project in your final year.Our large, multi-disciplinary department believes in offering you extensive optionality to study specific areas of sociology in depth. Throughout the degree, there is an emphasis on developing skills and experiences that are relevant to professional careers, including work experience, study-abroad schemes, and independent project work. If you wish, you can study a foreign language as part of your degree and in your final year. You also have the option of moving onto the BSc route, which means receiving extensive quantitative methods training and graduating with a BSc title.This course has a Foundation Year available.**Features and Benefits**- You will be taught by staff who are experts in their fields and use their research expertise and publications to inform cutting-edge teaching.- You will be part of a vibrant academic community which critically debates live social issues that matter to people in Manchester and beyond - these range widely, from drugs and music, to austerity and Hillsborough.- You will study and learn inside and outside the classroom, for example through visits, field trips, placements or study exchanges.- We’re one of only 18 universities in the UK taking part in a £20 million programme to develop and deliver new programmes that equip graduates with the quantitative analysis skills that can improve their career prospects.- Get practical knowledge and experience through a range of volunteering and research opportunities with the residential and professional communities of Greater Manchester.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,500per year

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University information

Manchester Metropolitan University

  • University League Table

    54th

  • Campus address

    Manchester Metropolitan University, All Saints Building, All Saints, Manchester, Manchester, M15 6BH, England

The university welcomes a diverse international student population of over 3,000 students from more than 130 countries around the world.
Each year a range of welcome events are organised to help new students settle into university, explore the city and prepare for academic studies.
English courses can help to build language confidence and knowledge of UK culture. Students can study at the university's British Council accredited centre.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    48th out of 102 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    125 63%

    40th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    57 57%

    53rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    45th

    41

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