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Sociology BA (Hons)

OVERVIEW

What are societies and how do they develop and interact? In what ways do social structures limit or determine individual action? If you have ever asked these questions, then Sociology is the subject for you.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

Sociology at Coventry is a lively discipline linking classical and contemporary theory to consider current social issues, and will provide you with relevant expertise for any employers in today’s global society.

As well as gaining a thorough grounding in social theory and research methodology, you will develop an understanding of the most important issues of our times, learning how to analyse and understand the society we live in, and think critically about the changes and challenges of everyday life.

If you choose this course you will benefit from:

  • Links with national and local employers including the Refugee Centre and Citizens Advice Bureau;
  • Placement opportunities with local authorities and community, health and welfare settings;
  • Talks from guest speakers, events and conferences featuring national and international politicians and dignitaries;
  • Access to an experienced, open and friendly team of lecturers who employ a wide variety of teaching methods and are actively engaged in research which they bring into their teaching;
  • An international curriculum and the options of an overseas field trip, study abroad or an overseas placement;
  • Activities and events set up by the History, International Relations, Politics and Sociology Society (HIPSOC), a society and Facebook site created and run by the students of the department

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

The course is regularly reviewed and updated to reflect current social issues and debates and new developments in the social sciences.

In your first year you will develop a general understanding of sociology, examining concepts of society, social issues, theory and policy.

In your second year you will broaden your understanding of social theory and social phenomena and begin to specialise in a subject area by choosing a subject of your choice. You then have the option of a year abroad or a placement.

Your final year will allow you to strengthen your knowledge on core topics and complete a dissertation in your own area of expertise and interest.

HOW WILL THIS COURSE BE TAUGHT?

Your course will be based on a series of lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, online discussions and web-based activities. There are opportunities to take part in debates, attend talks with invited guest speakers and join an overseas field trip. In addition, your personal tutor will review and discuss your progress with you and will be available for advice.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

An estimated percentage breakdown of how your final grade is assessed is as follows: some subjects will base assessment on 60% coursework and 40% examinations, others will be coursework only.

TEACHING CONTACT HOURS

In a typical week you will have up to 14 contact hours of teaching and this will break down as teaching and this will break down as:

Personal tutorial/small group teaching:
1 hour of small group or individually guided work each week

Medium group teaching:
5 hours of seminars, tutorials and workshops each week

Large group teaching:
8 hours of lectures, online discussions and web-based activities each week

Personal study:
23 hours each week studying and revising in your own time

Entry Requirements

Essential Entry Requirements:

5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English Language and Mathematics, or specified equivalents.

A-Levels: BCC

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DMM

Access: The Access Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit. Access applicants can meet the GCSE requirements through their current studies and do not need to have these qualifications separately.

International Baccalaureate Diploma: 28 points

Find out more about acceptable equivalent qualifications here.

English as a Foreign Language: IELTS 6.0

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

Recent graduates are now employed in the private sector in industries ranging from banking and finance to media, and across the public sector in education, the civil service, police forces, local authorities, charities and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO).

NO HIDDEN EXTRAS

Included in the fees:

Tuition fee waiver for placement and study abroad year;
Specified core textbooks;
Any mandatory UK residential field trips;
Any mandatory UK site visits and trips;
1,000 sides of black and white laser prints;

Additional costs not included in the fees:


Any optional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per


This will be updated with more specific information on the books and equipment you will receive as soon as it becomes available.

Find out more about No Hidden Extras here.

ADD+VANTAGE

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university. The key: developing and enhancing students' employability––and delivering a serious competitive advantage in the jobs market. At Coventry, that starts right from the beginning.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and which broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very broad range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR AN INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

One of the main features of this course is that it is international in focus. Lecturers come from all over the world and have expertise in global issues, global development and comparative sociology. There are opportunities for overseas field trips and study or placements abroad.

The department hosts events with visiting lecturers from around the globe together with international film and social events.

GLOBAL LEADERS PROGRAMME

To prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.

The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures

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Graduate - Amy Eyles

When I completed my degree I went on to secure a place on a graduate trainee scheme working within a government department.

APPLY FOR THIS COURSE ORDER A PROSPECTUS
Course code:
L300
Duration:
  • 3 years full-time, 4 years sandwich or study abroad

Qualification:
  • Undergraduate Degree

Course type:
  • Full time
  • Sandwich course

Fees:
£8,088

Contact Details:

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