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Sociology and Social Policy, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #442 (QS) ,
Sociology and Social Policy 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.

About

Sociology and Social Policy 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. It builds upon various A-Levels including Politics, (e.g the role of the government), Sociology (e.g. modern forms of power), Economics (e.g. market failure), Geography (e.g. globalisation) and Business Studies (e.g. government support for enterprise).

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 programme explores in depth the outcomes and consequences of various government policies on the economy and society.

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 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Theory
  • Becoming a Social Scientist
  • Social Issues
  • From Social Problems to Public Policies
  • Understanding Social Divisions A
  • Understanding Social Divisions B
  • Research Methods
  • Contemporary Social Theory
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Welfare States and Welfare Change
  • Embodiment and Feminist Theory
  • Media and Society
  • Kith and Kin: Family Lives in a Social Context
  • The Social Life of Stuff
  • Race and Racisms

                                                                  English Language Requirements

                                                                  You only need to take one of these language tests:

                                                                  • Minimum required score:

                                                                    93

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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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                                                                  Academic Requirements

                                                                  General Requirements

                                                                  • A-levels: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
                                                                  • Specific subject requirements: GCSE English Language and Maths Grade C/4.

                                                                  Tuition Fee

                                                                  • International

                                                                    14300 GBP/year
                                                                    Tuition Fee
                                                                    Based on the original amount of 14300 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.
                                                                  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

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                                                                  Funding

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