|Study location||United Kingdom, Birmingham|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
Maths and English at GCSE grade C. Please note, a GCSE Science at grade C is preferred but not essential.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill)
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required from accepted candidates before registration for the programme.
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.
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
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
Gender and Sexuality
Sociology of Race’ and Ethnicity – A Global Perspective
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.
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
Cultural Psychology & Child Development
Gender & Education
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
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.