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Politics and Sociology (Hons)

Aston University

36 months
Duration
15950 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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About

The Politics strand of the Politics and Sociology (Hons) course offered at the Aston University is concerned with the study of government and political action. In year one you will study introductory modules in Politics, the European Union, and governance.

Overview

At the core of your second year are modules dealing with the history of political thought, as well as a focus on British, foreign and domestic policy. In your final year a politics research dissertation on an agreed topic of your choice counts for a substantial and challenging part of your Politics strand of the Politics and Sociology (Hons) course offered at the Aston University. 

The Sociology strand of the course will provide you with an in-depth understanding of social processes, social change, organisational dynamics and inter-group relationships.  You will complete introductory and intermediate modules in research methods in preparation for designing your own independent research project in the Final Year.

 You will also take courses that deal with more complex issues including the relationship between science and ‘race’, reproductive politics, corporate power, climate change, ageing, religion and media power.In your final year a politics research dissertation on an agreed topic of your choice counts for a substantial and challenging part of your programme.

Placement year

The Placement Year is optional for students studying Politics and Sociology. Unlike some other universities, the placement year at Aston is not a ''bolt-on'' year, it is an integral part of your degree for which you are prepared in your second year. 

A distinctive feature of our placement year is the flexibility that we offer. You will be able to choose between undertaking a paid work-experience placement with a company, or working as a teaching assistant in a school (either in the UK or abroad) - you might even choose to combine two of these options.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Studying and Researching Politics
  • British Politics since 1990
  • Introduction to Social Theory
  • Becoming a Social Scientist
  • The Making of the Modern World
  • Introduction to the European Union
  • What’s Trending (Current Affairs in Politics and International Relations)

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
93
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • ABB
  • BTEC extended diploma (2019 entry)
  • DDD
  • 32 points in the IB diploma (including TOK/Bonus points) with 6,5,5 at HL. Standard level Maths and English grade 5 required in lieu of GCSE English and Maths grade C/4.
  • GCSE English Language and Maths Grade C/4

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15950 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • UK students During placement year: £ 1,250
  • International/EU students During placement year:£2,500

Funding

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