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Sociology with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

University of Surrey

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Stag Hill

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**Foundation courses**A foundation year can develop your skills and make it easier to get started at university. It is an extra year of study at the start of your course that leads in to a full degree programme. It’s a great option if:You don’t have the grades for a full degree courseYou have non-traditional qualifications or experienceYou’re starting university after some time away from educationYou’re looking for more support during the transition into university study.**Life as a foundation year student**During a foundation year you’ll learn about your chosen subject, develop your study skills and get used to university life. On successful completion of your foundation year, you’ll be ready to progress to the first year of your degree course.As a foundation year student, you’ll be a full student of the University and part of our community. You’ll have access to all our campus facilities and support.**Why choose this course**On our BSc (Hons) Sociology course we’ll encourage you to apply your intellect to the study of large-scale social trends, the significance of key social institutions and the subtleties of everyday behaviour, lifestyles and identities. You’ll gain a thorough grounding in theoretical and empirical debates within sociology and be trained to apply this understanding to current issues. You will also be equipped with an understanding of social divisions and social inequalities. Through research methods training from Level 4 onwards, you will gain an understanding of qualitative and quantitative methods which is valued by many employers. Study with us, and you’ll join one of the most prestigious sociology departments in the UK, which is also well known for its friendly and supportive nature. We are ranked 6th in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2021 and 2nd in the UK by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021. **What you will study**Our highly varied BSc (Hons) Sociology course is taught by world-leading experts who continually keep the content and approach up-to-date. You’ll develop a detailed understanding of sociological explanations for micro and macro social processes and understand how sociologists from different perspectives have conceptualised the social world. You’ll have the opportunity to engage with a range of topics such as family life, consumption, travel and tourism, migration, gender, sexuality and mental health. Your studies will help you to question common assumptions and to see current issues in a new light. We will share our renowned knowledge of research design and methodology on the course, allowing you to become confident in observation, interviews, statistics and textual analysis. You’ll also gain an understanding of research ethics and develop skills in writing up research. We put your learning into context using a range of teaching and assessment methods, such as individual and group projects that will give you the opportunity to adapt and develop your sociological imagination and approach to the discipline.

Application deadline

15 January

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University information

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University of Surrey

  • University League Table

    35th

  • Campus address

    University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, England

The University of Surrey has over 140 nationalities in its international community.
35% of the university’s student population is from outside the UK.
Surrey has over 90 university partners across the globe.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    6th out of 105 26

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    138 72%

    26th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    3rd

    46
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%

    13th

    37

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