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Sociology with Human Rights (Including Placement Year) BA (Hons)

University of Essex

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UCAS CODE: L3J9

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    07-OCT-21

  • 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. On your placement year you can gain relevant work experience within an external business, giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market and providing you with key contacts within the industry. 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

    41st

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    54th out of 103 5

    51st out of 103 3

    27th out of 102 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    107 49%

    72nd

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    70th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    59th

    18
  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    103 47%

    85th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    61st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%

    60th

    32
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    113 57%

    59th

    15
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%

    18th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    50th

    26

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