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Sociology and Social Policy (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #442 (QS) Birmingham, United Kingdom
The Sociology and Social Policy (Hons) programme offered at the Aston University  is a multi-disciplinary programme that examines the major economic and social issues facing governments across the world, and the policies developed and delivered by governments and other organisations.

Overview

You will investigate the economic, social and political forces which influence government decision-making, and which give rise to conflict between the achievement of economic, environmental and social objectives. You will also examine why governments take particular decisions in key policy areas and develop a detailed understanding of processes of policy making at a global, national and local levels of government.

You will also study the nature of policy delivery and management by various organisations, such as local governments, schools and businesses. Finally, and most importantly, the Sociology and Social Policy (Hons) programme offered at the Aston University explores in depth the outcomes and consequences of various government policies on the economy and society.

Career Prospects

Our graduates are in demand from a wide range of employers who value their understanding of different organisations, their communication skills and motivation for team work.  

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Social Theory
  • Becoming a Social
  • Scientist
  • Critical Debates in Society and Policy
  • From Social Problems to Public Policies
  • Identities and Inequalities

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    93

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General Requirements

  • BBB from 3 A Levels. General Studies accepted.
  • A Level applicants who select this course as their Firm UCAS choice may be eligible for our lowered offer scheme. This means that the grades that you will need in order to be accepted on to the course will be reduced.
  • We welcome applications from students who have tried to improve their examination grades by taking resits. We treat these applications in exactly the same way as other applications.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15600 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • £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

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Funding

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