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Sociology (Joint Honours) BA/BSc (Hons)

Key Facts

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Duration:

    3 year full time
    4-6 years part time

  • Starting:

    September

Get in touch


For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries

international@northampton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1604 892134

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Overview


Studying Sociology with us provides you with an exciting and up-to-date curriculum that allows you to gain a critical understanding of contemporary social issues at local and global levels.

We will support you to achieve your career and study ambitions, which is why if you complete our Employability Plus Gold programme or Changemaker Gold certificate alongside your studies and if you haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating* we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you, or support you into postgraduate study.

*with a 2:2 degree classification or higher

Updated 02/04/2020

Highlights


  • Flexible module choices to tailor your degree to your needs.
  • Optional International field trip module.
  • Guaranteed paid internship with the Northampton Employment Promise.

Course Content


  • Sociology is an exciting and relevant subject, which will provide you with a range of practical and academic skills that are highly valued in today’s job market.

    If you have a passionate interest in the problems of the contemporary world and their possible solutions, if you are intrigued by the way our own identities are shaped and moulded, or if you simply want to know what makes society ‘tick’, then studying Sociology with us may be the right choice for you.

    You will gain a thorough grounding in research methods and will be provided with plenty of opportunities to practically apply your knowledge to different scenarios. In the second year of the course you will have the opportunity to take an international field trip module, as well as a placement module that includes skills-based workshops to enhance your employment prospects.

    We will help you to establish a solid basis in the fundamentals of Sociology as a discipline, as well as offer you a considerable range of specialist modules that give you the chance to pursue your own particular interests. This course gives you a taste of the world of work and allows you to apply your sociological skills in the ‘real’ world.

    Contemporary themes and issues included on our modules start from our own, familiar setting in Britain to embrace more general European and American concerns as well as global issues. You will have the opportunity to explore the following themes and issues throughout the course:

    • gender issues
    • youth cultures
    • the impact of new technology
    • the power of the mass media
    • racism
    • the problems of crime in contemporary Britain
    • the ups and downs of relationships in the modern world or the politics of global relations.
  • UK & EU

    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module

    Additional costs

    Additional costs will be incurred if you decide to participate in optional field trips/visits as part of your course. The exact cost will depend upon the location chosen for the trip.

    International

    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,900

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,500

    Additional Costs

    The optional International Field Trip is partially funded by the University. The costs of trip is on average between £600-£1,000 and students pay part of this cost.

  • Our assessments are regularly praised by our external examiners as being imaginative and varied. Assessments used on this course include essays, seminar portfolios, seen and unseen exams, internet-based exercises, group presentations, research projects, and academic posters.

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