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Are you looking to develop a global understanding of society, social dynamics and modern life; expertise in research and analysis; and strong decision-making skills? You will need an enquiring mind and a desire to get out into the community to see the ‘real issues’ and get involved in bringing about change.

You will graduate prepared for employment in a number of fields that require a sophisticated, critical and questioning understanding of the workings of society, including central government, the police, the prison system, community safety and education.

100% of students said that this course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics (NSS, 2019).

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Are you looking to develop a global understanding of society, social dynamics and modern life; expertise in research and analysis; and strong decision-making skills? You will need an enquiring mind and a desire to get out into the community to see the ‘real issues’ and get involved in bringing about change.

You will graduate prepared for employment in a number of fields that require a sophisticated, critical and questioning understanding of the workings of society, including central government, the police, the prison system, community safety and education.

100% of students said that this course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics (NSS, 2019).

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Course Information

UCAS Code
L300

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department
Social Sciences

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2021

Fee Information

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Our Department of Social Sciences is a community that equips you to make a positive social change, become a critical thinker, a problem solver, and to challenge what you think, see and hear.

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You will join a community of enquiring minds who are interested in international developments, analysing crime and the criminal justice system, communicating on a global scale through language, and challenging conventional wisdom.

Our assessment strategy is carefully designed to support student-centred learning. A key aim is to ensure that you have the opportunity to demonstrate that you have met the course’s learning outcomes. We do this by providing a combination of assessment feedback, support groups and one-to-one sessions with your tutor. Formative assessments are embedded across all modules, providing you with opportunities for development and continuous feedback throughout the course.

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    We offer an exciting and extensive range of high-quality courses taught by leaders in the field, including 2014 holder of the British Sociological Society and Higher Education Academy National award for Excellence in Teaching Sociology, and the Chair of the European Group for Public Administration. 

    Academics from our team were behind the information of the North East Homeless Think Tank - a regional agency bringing together academics, researchers and policy offers to inform and influence policies affecting homeless groups. Our staff regularly produce research outputs of international quality within world-leading, peer-reviewed journals and play leading roles in professional associations such as the British Sociological Association, the Social Policy Association, the Development Studies Association and the Academy of Social Sciences. 

    You will be part of an exciting, vibrant and dynamic department which has received continued praise for the quality of teaching and learning experience, student support and engagement and research rich environment it affords students. Our academic team are actively involved in the ‘real issues’ that face the community through their research into homelessness, diversity, domestic violence, international development and the impact of de-industrialisation on community, class and gender.

    We are a leading centre for energising creative practice and academic study. By working in partnership with a broad range of stakeholders, we seek to nurture ‘home-grown’ talent and, through meaningful engagement, business innovation, and knowledge creation at the highest level, support and grow the economic, social, cultural and intellectual capital of the region and beyond.

    The course is designed to promote research-rich learning. The core modules are aimed at developing your understanding of social theory and research methods, enabling you to engage with contemporary debates, drawing on lectures and seminars which will allow you to explore how the discipline undertakes research.

    The Research in Practice module gives you the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of working with leading charities and third sector organisations in the North East. The module is aimed at students who want to experience life as a social researcher, carrying out real world research that’s at the forefront of care support provision.

    In 2016, Sociology at Northumbria scored 100% student satisfaction as a result of the excellent teaching learning and research informed student experience.

    Through this course you will develop a range of skills and attributes which will help you develop into an active agent of social change. You will develop a sociological imagination which allows you to critically link individual actions to social structures. You will critically evaluate evidence and theory in order to challenge your own ideas, justify your arguments and evaluate those of others.  You will apply appropriate theory and research methods to complex real world problems.  You will be trained in a range of forms of effective communication formats which address diverse audiences. Consequently you will graduate prepared for employment in a number of fields that require a sophisticated, critical and questioning understanding of the workings of society. Our graduates go on to work in the public and not-for-profit sectors including central government, the police, the prison system, community safety and education.

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    Entry Requirements 2020/21

    Standard Entry

    120 UCAS Tariff points
    From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas or the International Baccalaureate

    Find out how many points your qualifications are worth using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

    Subject Requirements:
    There are no specific subject requirements for this course

    GCSE Requirements:
    Students will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4 or C, or the equivalent.

    Additional Requirements:
    There are no additional requirements for this course

    International Qualifications:
    We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match those shown above. If you have taken qualifications outside the UK you can find out how your qualifications compare by visiting our country page www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

    English Language Requirements:
    International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

    *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

    Entry Requirements 2021/22

    Standard Entry

    120 UCAS Tariff points

    From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

    Find out how many points your qualifications are worth by using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

    Subject Requirements:

    There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

    GCSE Requirements:

    Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.

    Additional Requirements:

    There are no additional requirements for this course.

    International Qualifications:

    We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications which may not match those shown above.

    If you have qualifications from outside the UK, find out what you need by visiting www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

    English Language Requirements:

    International applicants shoud have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

    *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades in our English Language section: www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

    Fees and Funding 2020/21 Entry

    UK/EU Fee in Year 1: TBC

    International Fee in Year 1: TBC

    ADDITIONAL COSTS

    There are no Additional Costs

    Scholarships and Discounts

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    Click here for International undergraduate funding and scholarships information.


    Fees and Funding 2021/22 Entry

    UK Fee in Year 1*: TBC

    * The maximum tuition fee that we are permitted to charge for UK students is set by government. Tuition fees may increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, these are subject to government regulations and in line with inflation.



    EU Fee in Year 1: **TBC

    **EU fees for 2021/22 are yet to announced


    International Fee in Year 1: TBC

     

    ADDITIONAL COSTS

    TBC



    Scholarships and Discounts

    Scholarships and Discounts have not been announced for 2021/22 entry, please use the links below as in indication of what schemes are available for 2020/21 entry.

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