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Sociology, Social Policy and Social Change BA (Hons)

University of Kent

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    17-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Are you curious about how societies work, develop and transform? Do you wonder about how societies can promote the welfare of individuals and families? Our Sociology and Social Policy joint honours programme offers you the opportunity to analyse these questions from a theoretical and practical perspective. The School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research offers a large choice of specialist modules on race, social change, criminal justice, disability and the arts. Our academics are internationally recognised for their expertise in sociological theory and their varied research gives you the opportunity to study diverse areas ranging from street culture to terrorism. Our modules and creative forms of assessment are designed to stimulate your thinking and prepare you for a job market looking for versatile and innovative individuals.In your first year, you study the fundamentals of sociology and social policy. You then learn how to apply and conduct qualitative and quantitative sociological research. During all stages of your studies, you have the opportunity to choose specialist modules that suit your interests and include topics like health policy; poverty, inequality and social security; gender; political change; crime; race and work. In your final year of study, there is an option to complete a dissertation module on a subject of your choice.Both Sociology (UCAS code L300 at institution K24) and Social Policy and Social Change (UCAS code L430 at institution K24) are also available as single honours degrees.

Application deadline

15 January

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University information

University of Kent

  • University League Table

    45th

  • Campus address

    University of Kent, Recruitment and Admissions Office, Registry, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, England

With a global reputation for academic excellence, first-class research and teaching, Kent offers a superb education and memorable student experience.
Kent welcomes students from 152 countries. 21% of students are from Europe and overseas, creating a diverse and supportive community.
Located in historic and inspiring locations that have the continent on their doorstep, you’ll be part of a global community and supported every step of the way.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    47th out of 86 8

    10th out of 45 3

    28th out of 105 6

  • Entry standards

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    107 52%

    55th

    14
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    46th

    12
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%

    56th

    16
  • Entry standards

    / Max 191
    111 58%

    26th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    3rd

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    24th

    9
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    111 58%

    61st

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    20th

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    76th

    6

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