Sociology BA (Hons)

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 07/11/2018

Our Sociology course allows you to develop your understanding of how humans shape and are shaped by the society they live in.
This Sociology course explores the latest Sociological questions and methodological implications. We offer a degree which focuses on academic excellence, high standards of methodological training and empirical professional experience.

Course

Highlights

  • Optional international field trip module.
  • Placement module.
  • Foundation Study Framework available

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

International Field Module trip

We also value the significance of understanding different cultures and for that reason there is an opportunity in the second year of the course to participate in the International Field Module, allowing you to learn about how different societies funtion and apply theory to real-life scenarios. Our students have already travelled to Abu Dhabi, Berlin, Athens, and Rome. This module is opitonal – for a five to seven day visit the cost will not be more than £1,000.

Course Details

The course explores topical societal questions such as:

  • What is Sociological Imagination? How is it used?
  • What is the impact of Inequalities on Spaces and Places?
  • How do we shape our own identity and self?
  • How can Sociologists become professionals?
  • How important is the future to Sociology, societies and the self?
  • What is Sociology of the Life course? How is it related to the Sociology of Death?
  • How can we understand Race, Ethnicity and Migration after Brexit?

Read more…

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

The skills, knowledge and competencies that you will develop will equip you for a wide range of careers. Our graduates can pursue careers in areas such as teaching, research, social work, community organisations, local government, and Human Resources.

Student Stories

What our students say

“The friends I have met on the course are now friends for life and the lecturers have had a positive influence on me throughout my studied. The small class sizes meant that I was able to engage confidently with peers and work with ease in groups. Additionally, the opportunities provided through different modules allowed me to express my work thought written assignments, presentations and journals.” – Shannon Powell.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

 

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. An Access Course must include 30 level 3 credits at Merit. We welcome international applicants and applications from those with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

Foundation Study Framework Entry Requirements

Admission to this Foundation Framework is normally DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the course you wish to study.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

In your first year you will be introduced to key sociological concepts and perspectives. You will have the opportunity to explore modules on gender in society as well as the impact of media on crime levels in society.

  • The Sociological Imagination (40 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SOC1070
    Core Module Y
  • Spaces and Places of Social Inequalities (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SOC1077
    Core Module Y
  • Gender and Society (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SOC1076
    Core Module Y
  • Identity Formation and Social Change (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SOC1073
    Core Module Y
  • Media, Crime and Society (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SOC1072
    Core Module Y

Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

  • optional field module to Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • compulsory placement module that allows you to gain valuable work experience and enhance your employability whilst learning about the sociology of the workplace

Work Experience

Placement module

Many of our students find placements with a wide variety of organisations both in and around Northampton and in their home locations, including the health and care sectors, schools, and also in charitable organisations.

“I enjoyed every minute of my placement. I am so thankful for this experience; it is definitely something I won’t forget. It has confirmed my aspirations for the future as well as helping me to improve some of the life and academic skills I will need in the future” (Primary school placement)

Student Stories

What our students say

“Studying Sociology at the University of Northampton gave me so much more than a degree. From carrying out research in a field module abroad, to gaining a vareity of skills and experience in a work placement module. It all helped me to realise what career path I wanted to take when I completed my degree, and how to get there.” – Zoe Whale.

Fees & Funding

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
Foundation: £6,600 (as part of a four year programme subsequent years will be charged at the BA/BSc fee)

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module
Foundation: £6,500 (as part of a four year programme subsequent years will be charged at the BA/BSc fee)

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

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,000

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

Foundation Study Framework

Our Foundation Framework courses provide the best possible preparation for degree level study for students who are willing to learn and advance, but don’t have the standard entry qualifications. Featuring a reduced tuition fee for the first year, these course provide the opportunity for you to successfully study on the degree pathway of your choice whilst gaining essential study skills. The first year of your chosen degree will be studied over a two year period; years three and four are then studied as a standard degree programme.

Visit our Foundation Framework page to learn more.


*Course data provided by Unistats

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Updated 07/11/2018

  • Our Sociology course allows you to develop your understanding of how humans shape and are shaped by the society they live in.
    This Sociology course explores the latest Sociological questions and methodological implications. We offer a degree which focuses on academic excellence, high standards of methodological training and empirical professional experience.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Optional international field trip module.
    • Placement module.
    • Foundation Study Framework available

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • The course explores topical societal questions such as:

    • What is Sociological Imagination? How is it used?
    • What is the impact of Inequalities on Spaces and Places?
    • How do we shape our own identity and self?
    • How can Sociologists become professionals?
    • How important is the future to Sociology, societies and the self?
    • What is Sociology of the Life course? How is it related to the Sociology of Death?
    • How can we understand Race, Ethnicity and Migration after Brexit?

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    International Field Module trip

    We also value the significance of understanding different cultures and for that reason there is an opportunity in the second year of the course to participate in the International Field Module, allowing you to learn about how different societies funtion and apply theory to real-life scenarios. Our students have already travelled to Abu Dhabi, Berlin, Athens, and Rome. This module is opitonal – for a five to seven day visit the cost will not be more than £1,000.

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      The skills, knowledge and competencies that you will develop will equip you for a wide range of careers. Our graduates can pursue careers in areas such as teaching, research, social work, community organisations, local government, and Human Resources.

    • What our students say

      “The friends I have met on the course are now friends for life and the lecturers have had a positive influence on me throughout my studied. The small class sizes meant that I was able to engage confidently with peers and work with ease in groups. Additionally, the opportunities provided through different modules allowed me to express my work thought written assignments, presentations and journals.” – Shannon Powell.

  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. An Access Course must include 30 level 3 credits at Merit. We welcome international applicants and applications from those with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

    Foundation Study Framework Entry Requirements

    Admission to this Foundation Framework is normally DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the course you wish to study.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

  • In your first year you will be introduced to key sociological concepts and perspectives. You will have the opportunity to explore modules on gender in society as well as the impact of media on crime levels in society.

    • The Sociological Imagination (40 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SOC1070
      Core Module Y
    • Spaces and Places of Social Inequalities (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SOC1077
      Core Module Y
    • Gender and Society (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SOC1076
      Core Module Y
    • Identity Formation and Social Change (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SOC1073
      Core Module Y
    • Media, Crime and Society (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SOC1072
      Core Module Y
    • Placement module

      Many of our students find placements with a wide variety of organisations both in and around Northampton and in their home locations, including the health and care sectors, schools, and also in charitable organisations.

      “I enjoyed every minute of my placement. I am so thankful for this experience; it is definitely something I won’t forget. It has confirmed my aspirations for the future as well as helping me to improve some of the life and academic skills I will need in the future” (Primary school placement)

    • What our students say

      “Studying Sociology at the University of Northampton gave me so much more than a degree. From carrying out research in a field module abroad, to gaining a vareity of skills and experience in a work placement module. It all helped me to realise what career path I wanted to take when I completed my degree, and how to get there.” – Zoe Whale.

  • 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
    Foundation: £6,600 (as part of a four year programme subsequent years will be charged at the BA/BSc fee)

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module
    Foundation: £6,500 (as part of a four year programme subsequent years will be charged at the BA/BSc fee)

    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

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,000

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

  • Our Foundation Framework courses provide the best possible preparation for degree level study for students who are willing to learn and advance, but don’t have the standard entry qualifications. Featuring a reduced tuition fee for the first year, these course provide the opportunity for you to successfully study on the degree pathway of your choice whilst gaining essential study skills. The first year of your chosen degree will be studied over a two year period; years three and four are then studied as a standard degree programme.

    Visit our Foundation Framework page to learn more.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour