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Sociology with Human Rights (Including Year Abroad) 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). You study both areas of sociology and human rights. Sociology is the study of the different kinds of social tensions, interactions and networks that make up everyday life. We ask why individuals, groups, cultures and peoples are the way they are and how they might be different. We provide you with the practical means to investigate such questions through a range of research design techniques. Our study of human rights draws on law, politics and social science and focuses on the definition, development, defence and abuse of rights around the world. We teach in interesting and innovative ways with an exciting choice of modules. Your first year includes an introduction to human rights and foundational courses in sociology. The second year includes the modules Issues and Methods in Human Rights and Continuity and Controversy in Sociology which develop research techniques and continues on from your first year module. Your third year spent abroad gives you the chance to gain more experience and become even more employable. In your final year you take Human Rights Colloquium and Current Disputes in Sociology. 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

    25th

  • 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

    60th out of 105 6

    45th out of 104 6

    23rd out of 105 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    107 48%

    64th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50 50%

    72nd

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    75th

    16
  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    114 51%

    58th

    27
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    65th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%

    78th

    18
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    117 61%

    45th

    14
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    9th

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.81 76%

    84th

    34

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