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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • 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. 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, or study exchanges.- We’re one of only 18 universities in the UK taking part in a £20 million scheme to develop and deliver new programmes that equip graduates with quantitative analysis skills.- Get practical knowledge and experience through a range of volunteering and research opportunities with the residential and professional communities of Greater Manchester.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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16,500per year

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University information

Manchester Metropolitan University

  • University League Table

    56th

  • Campus address

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

Manchester Met welcomes a diverse international student population of over 2,700 students from more than 130 countries around the world.
International students receive arrival support with pre-departure webinars and welcome events to help settle into university life.
Proud to be the leading university provider of degree apprenticeships in the UK with more than 2,000 people trained from over 500 employers.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    53rd out of 105 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    118 61%

    42nd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%

    52nd

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    35th

    10

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