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BA (Hons)History and Sociology

University of Stirling
United Kingdom, Stirling
Tuition fee £17,900 per year
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Overview

If you really want to understand the modern world, it’s essential to unlock the patterns of the past. History courses can help you do exactly that – and here at the University of Stirling, they take an innovative approach to guiding you through the major events and periods that have shaped us all.

The Sociology and Social Policy course will let you understand the way society works and the processes and outcomes of social welfare. You’ll explore social differentiation and contemporary social issues, as well as looking at historical and theoretical perspectives on welfare. You’ll also be introduced to the development of social theory and get lots of practical experience in methods of social research and analysis.

With the international and comparative approach, you’ll study topics that analyse society and welfare issues in a range of countries. We have particular expertise on Scotland, the UK, the European Union, Western and Central Europe, Australasia, North America and Latin America.

Career opportunities

A History degree from the University of Stirling opens up career opportunities in a range of sectors, from museums and heritage trusts to the civil service and worlds of marketing and journalism. Jobs directly related to a history degree include:

Heritage manager
Historic buildings inspector or conservation officer
Museum education officer
Museum or gallery curator
Museum or gallery exhibitions officer
Secondary school teacher
Civil Service fast streamer
Jobs where a history degree could be useful include:

Academic librarian
Archaeologist
Journalist
Civil Service administrator
Editorial assistant
Politician’s assistant
Solicitor
Primary School Teacher
Barrister
Marketing Executive
Business Consultant


The Sociology and Social Policy graduates work in the private, public and voluntary sectors. There are some careers where a Sociology or Social Policy degree is required, such as a sociological researcher or teacher of sociology. However, there are many other professions where the knowledge and understanding you’ll develop on this course is highly valued, including:

civil servant and government employment
working within the police or prison service
social work and housing officers
voluntary sector employment
human resources
intelligence analyst roles
Marketing Executive
Business Consultant

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

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

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

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States