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Year of Entry 2020/21
BA (Honours)

Applied Social Science

Course in clearing
Full-time Sociology and politics

If you're interested in politics and society and want to explore them further, this course is for you.


Places available in clearing

Apply for a place on this course starting in 2020. Whether you have your results or not, apply online or by calling 0330 024 6390 today.

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Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year
International: £13,650 per year
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
What are the entry requirements? 80 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? L000
When do I start? September 2020
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Develop the skills you need for a variety of careers.
  • Choose to study abroad and go on a work placement.
  • Learn from guest lectures from a variety of industries.

This degree develops your intellectual and practical skills, giving you the knowledge and ability to apply scholarly knowledge to real life issues and situations.

Student View

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How you learn

Watch course leader Dr Peter Thomas talk about this course

You learn through

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • personal tutorials
  • virtual learning environment
  • essays
  • portfolios
  • case studies
  • dissertation
  • posters
  • exams

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus programme following the Brexit transition period).

Course leaders and tutors

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Carissa Honeywell
Senior Lecturer In Politics/Political S

Senior Lecturer In Politics

Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to undertake a semester long work placement in your second year. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. You gain an awareness of the demands of employers and draw connections between your academic studies and possible careers.

Field trips

You have the opportunity to go on three educational field trips during the course that enhance your critical engagement and improve your understanding of the subject areas, as well as allowing you to experience real social science.

In your first year you undertake a tour of Sheffield identifying key areas of social, cultural and political interest. In the second year there is a four-day visit to Brussels. While in Brussels you get to explore the institutions of the European Union presenting you with a first-hand experience of the EU policy-making environment and engaging with practitioners from across the EU political entity.

Networking opportunities

You are invited to events involving guest speakers including potential employers, individuals from the political and public sectors, campaign and voluntary sectors and corporate partners in the private sector. Guest speakers address specific issues of graduate employment as well as contributing sessions on skills which may enhance your employability.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • government and local government
  • political organisations
  • education
  • advice work
  • social work
  • charities and the voluntary sector
  • social research
  • human resources
  • commercial, industrial and public-sector management
  • policing

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus

Collegiate campus

Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.

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Location

Collegiate Crescent
Sheffield
S10 2BP

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Entry requirements

All students

80 UCAS points, including 48 points from two A levels or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Deviance, Order And Protest Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Graduate Study Skills Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To International Relations Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Politics And Society Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: The Politics Of Post War Britain Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: The Sociological Imagination Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Europe And The European Union Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Research Methods In Politics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Theorising Modernities Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Beliefs, Values And Religion Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Britain In The World: British Foreign And Defence Policy In The Modern Era Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary War And Security Studies Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Divided Societies Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Education: Theory, Policy And Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Health And Inequalities Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Society And Nature: The Politics Of The Environment Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Spin, Propaganda And The Media Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Study Abroad Module 1 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Study Abroad Module 2 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Study Abroad Module 3 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Politics Of Welfare In The 21St Century Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Work Placement (Politics And Sociology) Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Work Project Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Youth: Chaos And Control Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Comparing Social Issues And Policy In A Global Context Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Dissertation (Politics) Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Research Methods Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Anarchism: Direct Action In Theory And Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: British Political Parties In The Modern Era Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Charity And Community Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Crime And The Media Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Culture, Media And Consumption Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Drug Use In Context Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Education, Power And Control Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Experiences Of Health, Illness And Disability Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Failed States And Democratisation Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Families And Kinship: A Sociological Insight Into Family History Studies Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Globalisation, Gender And Work Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: International Political Economy Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Politics Of The City Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Power, Sex And The Body Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Sex, Gender And World Politics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Social Theory And Film: Modern, Postmodern And Postcolonial Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Terrorism And Counter-Terrorism Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Politics Of Sub-Saharan Africa Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Theories And Methods Of Conflict Transformation Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Understanding Human Rights: Disrupting Universalism Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Work, Employment And Globalisation Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/21 is £9,250 per year.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,650 per year.

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Financial support for home/EU students

How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Sociology and politics courses (PDF)

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