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Sociology and English Language, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #442 (QS) ,
This multi-disciplinary programme takes an applied approach to the teaching of Sociology and English Language, through the optional placement year and professionally relevant modules which draw directly on our cutting-edge research. 

About

This multi-disciplinary programme takes an applied approach to the teaching of Sociology and English Language, through the optional placement year and professionally relevant modules which draw directly on our cutting-edge research. 

You will be provided with a theoretical knowledge and understanding of the English language, how it works in society and its role in the world today. 

You will also examine social processes, organisational dynamics and inter-group relationships. Important strengths of the course include the research-active teaching staff who are internationally recognised researchers in fields such as ethnic and gender equalities, global change, theories of social change, forensic linguistics, language and gender and TESOL studies. 

The placement year is an optional feature of the programme and is designed to give you real life experience and to act as a springboard for your future career. Our graduates are in demand from a wide range of employers where a sound understanding of societies, organisations, institutions and communication skills are required.

Accreditation

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, Aston University is a large  coeducational higher education institution. Aston University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course includes:

  • Introduction to English Language: contexts, modes and media
  • Introduction to English Language: Language in Society
  • Grammar and Meaning
  • Academic Communication Skills
  • Social Theory 1
  • Becoming a Social Scientist 
  • Research Methods in Language and Communication
  • Variations of English
  • Working with Language Data
  • Research Methods
  • Social Theory 2

                                                                        English Language Requirements

                                                                        You only need to take one of these language tests:

                                                                        • Minimum required score:

                                                                          93

                                                                          The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                                                                        • Minimum required score:

                                                                          6

                                                                          The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                                                                        • Minimum required score:

                                                                          57

                                                                          PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

                                                                        Academic Requirements

                                                                        General Requirements

                                                                        • A-levels: ABB - BBB from 3 A Levels. General Studies accepted. 
                                                                        • IB: 32 points in the IB diploma (including TOK/Bonus points) with 6,5,5 at HL. 
                                                                        • Access: Pass Access to HE Diploma with Merit in each module. Humanities, Social Sciences or Business Access course preferred, but other courses considered on an individual basis
                                                                        • BTEC: Distinction plus two A Levels at grade BB

                                                                        Tuition Fee

                                                                        • International

                                                                          14600 GBP/year
                                                                          Tuition Fee
                                                                          Based on the original amount of 14600 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
                                                                        • EU/EEA

                                                                          9250 GBP/year
                                                                          Tuition Fee
                                                                          Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
                                                                        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                                                                        • £1,250 during placement year for UK/EU students
                                                                        • £2,500 during placement year for overseas students

                                                                        Living costs for Birmingham

                                                                        • 765 - 1140 GBP/month
                                                                          Living Costs

                                                                        The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

                                                                        Funding

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