Sociology (Joint Honours) BA/BSc (Hons)

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

Overview Updated 24/09/2018

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 a local and global level.

Course

Highlights

  • Flexible module choices to tailor your degree to your needs.
  • Optional International field trip module.
  • Compulsory placement module.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Compulsory placement module

Recent placements have been in settings such as the Northampton Borough Council, primary and secondary schools, community centres, banking, HR departments, and the charity sector. In the second year you will also have the option to take a week long field trip to Abu Dhabi, the UAE. The course curriculum is designed to promote employability and includes specialist input from careers guidance experts. Recent graduates have described the course as “very supportive”, “very challenging”, “well structured and well taught” and “thoroughly enjoyable and mind expanding”.

Course Details

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.

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 equip you for a wide range of careers. Our graduates have pursued careers in areas such as teaching, research, social work, community organisations, local government, and Human Resources.

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

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. We welcome international applicants and applications from those with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

English Language Requirements

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

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at undergraduate level.

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

Course Content

  • The Sociological Imagination (40 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SOC1074
    Core Module Y
  • Identity Formation and Social Change (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SOC1073
    Core Module Y

Facilities &

Special Features

We are actively engaged in research and we see this as vital to renew our enthusiasm for the subject, and as an important means of informing our teaching.

Work Experience

Student Experience

Timetables permitting, you will complete a three week placement in your second year. The placement module includes a number of skills-based workshops to enhance your employability and helps to prepare you for work in your host institution.

“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, 2013)

Research

at the University of Northampton

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

Opportunities Available

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

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

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

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…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

Joint Honours Study

If you choose to study a Joint Honours degree at the University of Northampton you can select a programme that suits your interests and strengths. This option opens up a host of possibilities to you, offering a wide range of opportunities for careers and further study at your fingertips. In the Joint Honours programme, you will select two subjects as joint for stage one. You may continue with equal emphasis on two subjects as a joint degree in stages two and three, or switch to a major or minor split. The degree title is derived from the two subjects.

With a Joint Honours degree you can ensure that your programme has:

  • Breadth: you are not focused on a single specialism, but are able to study across two disciplines
  • Flexibility: you can adjust the balance of your programme depending on the interests and skills you develop during your time with us
  • Embedded skills: you will have all the graduate level skills that employers are looking for
  • Student support: your own personal tutor will work with you as you learn and progress.

Click here for further information on Joints Honours.


*Course data provided by Unistats

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  • Designed to adapt to 21st century teaching
  • Full range of integrated learning environments
  • 24/7 library and learning zone
  • Low environmental impact

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Updated 24/09/2018

  • 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 a local and global level.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Flexible module choices to tailor your degree to your needs.
    • Optional International field trip module.
    • Compulsory placement module.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • 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.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Compulsory placement module

    Recent placements have been in settings such as the Northampton Borough Council, primary and secondary schools, community centres, banking, HR departments, and the charity sector. In the second year you will also have the option to take a week long field trip to Abu Dhabi, the UAE. The course curriculum is designed to promote employability and includes specialist input from careers guidance experts. Recent graduates have described the course as “very supportive”, “very challenging”, “well structured and well taught” and “thoroughly enjoyable and mind expanding”.

    • 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 equip you for a wide range of careers. Our graduates have pursued careers in areas such as teaching, research, social work, community organisations, local government, and Human Resources.

  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. We welcome international applicants and applications from those with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

    English Language Requirements

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

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
      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

    • The Sociological Imagination (40 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SOC1074
      Core Module Y
    • Identity Formation and Social Change (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SOC1073
      Core Module Y
    • Student Experience

      Timetables permitting, you will complete a three week placement in your second year. The placement module includes a number of skills-based workshops to enhance your employability and helps to prepare you for work in your host institution.

      “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, 2013)

    • at the University of Northampton

      We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • Opportunities Available

      We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 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

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    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…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • If you choose to study a Joint Honours degree at the University of Northampton you can select a programme that suits your interests and strengths. This option opens up a host of possibilities to you, offering a wide range of opportunities for careers and further study at your fingertips. In the Joint Honours programme, you will select two subjects as joint for stage one. You may continue with equal emphasis on two subjects as a joint degree in stages two and three, or switch to a major or minor split. The degree title is derived from the two subjects.

    With a Joint Honours degree you can ensure that your programme has:

    • Breadth: you are not focused on a single specialism, but are able to study across two disciplines
    • Flexibility: you can adjust the balance of your programme depending on the interests and skills you develop during your time with us
    • Embedded skills: you will have all the graduate level skills that employers are looking for
    • Student support: your own personal tutor will work with you as you learn and progress.

    Click here for further information on Joints Honours.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour