Over the BA in Sociology with Foundation Year (Hons) at University of Wolverhampton of your studies, you will develop critical understanding of a range of institutional conditions, cultural processes and social relations, within and across societies. In the course of learning selected ‘social facts’ of society, you will be able to apply those concepts, theories and methods that are unique to this exciting discipline.
Students are encouraged to share knowledge and be enterprising with their ideas in self-directed and cooperative learning activities. You will acquire the skills necessary to gather evidence and apply theories to a range of social issues, and to communicate your ideas through interpersonal and digitally literate ways. At each level of study you are given the opportunity to undertake accredited voluntary work in the local community or a work placement – an experience that broadens your sociological knowledge, deepens your appreciation of civic responsibility and enhances your opportunities for graduate employment.
The foundation year of this course is designed to offer applicants who do not have the required qualifications, a programme which will equip them with a robust toolkit of academic, digital and personal skills required for successful study in higher education. It also provides an understanding of, and insight into, a range of disciplines that underpin their chosen programme of study. In the foundation year students will develop their ability to gain the most out of structured in-class study, and also to manage and evaluate their own independent learning. This wide range of transferable skills is of immense value in both undergraduate study and graduate employment. Upon successful completion of the foundation year, students will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of their subject area to degree level.
Sociology graduates are employed in a wide range of careers but with a definite inclination towards work in the public sector and voluntary sectors: in teaching, social research in the civil service and local government, or with think tanks; public sector management; as professional practitioners or working on projects in areas concerning, for example social inequalities and social exclusion.
Recent graduates have been employed, for example, as neighbourhood development officers, volunteer management, family support workers, social care workers, housing officers, social inclusion workers and care managers.
Graduates are also well equipped to continue their post-graduate studies in Sociology, Education, Teacher Training, Social Care, Social Work.
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As a graduate of this course you will be able to demonstrate:
- Critically understand a range of theoretical and methodological approaches in Sociology and comprehend the distinctive character of Sociological thought;
- Critically review, synthesise, analyse and evaluate a wide range of appropriate evidence in relation to a variety of social theories, and to mobilise a reasoned, sociologically informed argument;
- Conduct quantitative and qualitative research in a preliminary way, and communicate findings to a range of audiences using appropriate technologies in digitally literate ways;
- Demonstrate a wide range of conceptual and practical skills commensurate with graduate employment, and personal and social development;
- Work independently by directing, managing and reflecting upon your learning activities, and to engage cooperatively with others in the planning, preparation and execution of tasks.
- 48 months
- 96 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A Levels - grades DD
- BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades PPP
- Pass Access to HE Diploma (Full Award)
International12250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 12250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
Home/EU - Part-time - £3050 per year
International - Part-time - £6125 per year
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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