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BAEducation and Sociology

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Our Joint BA (Hons) Education and Sociology degree at Birmingham will provide you with an opportunity to study Education and Sociology in equal proportions to Honours degree level.

Students will combine the study of key issues facing contemporary societies with the study of educational practices; processes and applications in a range of contexts and settings.

Our students learn about the education as a dynamic process of human, cultural, economic, and social development that is fundamental to a changing, globalised world. Education combines ideas and research from education, psychology, sociology, philosophy and history.

You will also be introduced to sociology as a discipline that is both theoretically informed and evidence based. You will learn about key issues facing contemporary societies, including globalisation, the changing nature of work and the family, gender roles and multiculturalism. You will study the nature and appropriate use of research strategies and methods in sociological research and be knowledgeable on cutting-edge debates in contemporary sociology.

As a Joint Honours student you will work at exactly the same level and to the same academic standard as students taking that subject in a Single Honours programme.

The course has a practical focus on career development and will help you display a broad knowledge over two disciplines.

The programme includes a placement in your second year so that you can apply your knowledge to work with children and young people in a professional setting.

Programme structure

First Year

In your first year of study you will take a number of compulsory modules to develop your sociological and educational knowledge. All modules are 20 credits.

The compulsory modules are:

Social Research I
Introduction to Social Divisions
The Sociological Imagination
Young people and Social Change
Introduction to Psychology and Development

Optional modules include:

Contemporary Issues in Education
Philosophy of Education
Equality and Diversity: Children, Families and Society
Schooling: a social and cultural history

Second Year

In the second year you will extend your subject knowledge through a number of compulsory modules:

Social Research II
Modern Sociological Theory
Researching Childhood and Education
You will then choose from a variety of optional modules:

Education Policy and Social Justice
Teaching and Learning in Schools
Global Societies
Gender and Sexuality
Changing Behaviours
Global Education
Child Development
Sociology of Race’ and Ethnicity – A Global Perspective

Third Year

In your final year you will further develop your knowledge and skills in Education and Sociology. As well as the compulsory modules, there are a variety of optional modules to choose from.

Compulsory Modules:

Dissertation (Education)
Contemporary Social Theory

There is a wide variety of optional Modules:

Children as Citizens
Environment, Politics and Society
The Public Domain
Technology and Society
Sociology of Film
Sociology of Success and Fame
Political Sociology
Cultural Psychology & Child Development
Gender & Education
Learning Communities
Exploring Disability and Inclusion
Global Capitalism and Migration
Identity, Politics and Everyday Life
Issues in Crosscultural Studies: Identities, Culture and Representation
Sociology of Health and Illness
Sociology of Personal Life

Career opportunities

Graduates from our Joint BA (Hons) Education and Sociology degree will gain comprehensive knowledge of two disciplines and will allow you to develop a range of skills and practical experience which will enable you to pursue either educational or sociological study at a higher level or to secure employment as educationalists or sociologists. Reasoning, communication and organisational skills acquired from this programme, and practiced in the context of two disciplines, are readily transferable to a large number of professions and other careers.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States