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Sociology with Social Psychology (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

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    06-OCT-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

How do people function in society? Do we pull together because we want to, or because we have to? What motivates so many people to migrate from their own societies to others?Our course provides a thorough grounding in social psychology and sociology, exploring why individuals, groups, and cultures are the way they are and examining why they might be different, as well as developing your qualitative and quantitative research skills.You explore the many different social tensions, interactions and networks that make up everyday life from how we relate to politicians, celebrities and friends, to how we define ourselves, our families, and others. You engage your curiosity about a wide selection of sociological questions and topic, including:- Social psychology, psychoanalysis and social interaction- Psychology and the science of human behaviour- Sociology of migration, religious belief, and multinational corporations- Receive training in sociological methods – how to design a survey, conduct an interview, and use quantitative analysis from basic statistic to big data – in order to ask the difficult questionsYou also have the opportunity to complete a supervised dissertation on a topic that inspires you, encouraging you to think differently and connect with live issues and debates.Our Department of Sociology was rated top 10 in the UK for research quality (REF 2014), and we consistently receive strong student satisfaction scores and are in the top 20 nationally for overall student satisfaction in Sociology (NSS 2019)

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 17,700per 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

    38th out of 118 1

    23rd out of 105 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    115 55%

    65th

    28
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58.0 58%

    43rd

    15
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    65th

    21
  • 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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