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Sociology (Including Placement Year) BA (Hons)

University of Essex

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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

    4 Years

Course summary

Essex is a world leader in social science, with Sociology ranked among the top 50 departments on the planet according to the QS World University Rankings (2017). At Essex you explore how society is structured and why individuals and groups behave in certain ways. You gain the intellectual tools to analyse and solve complex problems. We teach in interesting and innovative ways with an exciting choice of modules. In your first year you take Sociology and the Modern World which explores how social scientists have theorised major social changes, and Researching Social Life which introduces different research methods. There are a range of optional modules available too. During your second year you take Researching Social Life 2 and Continuity and Controversy in Sociology, which continues on from modules in your first year. In your final year you take Current Disputes in Sociology which broadens and deepens some important themes from your second year. On a placement year you gain relevant work experience within an external business or organisation, giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market and providing you with key contacts within the industry. Through our Q-Step Affiliate Status, we offer you the opportunity to develop your quantitative skills by taking a specialised degree pathway or receiving a student bursary to go on a quantitative work placement. Q-Step is funded by the Nuffield Foundation.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 16,850per 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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