Full-time: Three years, Part-time: five to six years
Campus, Full-time and Part-time
LX33; Short form: BA/EdSoc
Preston (Campus code: U)
Are you looking to develop your understanding and knowledge of educational theories, policies and practice, and apply these to past and present educational issues? This degree looks at the influences on the development of the education system, the curriculum, and learners with disabilities. In addition to studying the core social theories and research methodologies, you will explore and debate a range of sociological themes. You’ll gain comprehensive knowledge of these two disciplines and will develop a range of skills and practical experience which will enable you to pursue either educational or sociological study at a higher level, so that you can then develop your career in either in an educational field.
Sociology courses at UCLan were rated top 10 in the UK for personal development by students who completed the 2016 National Student Survey (NSS).
280 points at A2, General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma : Distinction, Merit, Merit
BTEC Diploma : Distinction*, Distinction*
Pass Access course : 30 Level 3 Credits at Distinction
International Baccalaureate Diploma : 28P
IELTS : Grade 6 with no subscore lower than 5.5
GCSEs : 5 at Grade C including Maths & English or equivalent
112 Points at A2; General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction*, Distinction*
Pass Access Course: 112 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate Diploma: 28P
IELTS: 6.0 with no component lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C including Maths & English or equivalent
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our important information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.
Plus a choice of one from the following:
Choose 3 Education modules and 1 Sociology module from:
Or a module from an agreed subject or the Free Choice Elective catalogue
All third year students will undertake a Dissertation in either Education or Sociology
A choice of Education modules from the following:
Plus a choice of two from the following;
The BA (Hons) Education and Sociology degree is a popular course which combines two complementary disciplines with principles of social justice at the core.
The Sociology aspect of the course provides you with a foundation in social theory and research methodologies with which to explore a range of themes including class, childhood, disability, gender, race and ethnicity, religion, sexuality, within topics such as disease & illness, social movements, human rights, 'suspect' populations and insecure spaces, resistance and rebellion, and contemporary British society.
For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
Full-time: £9,250 per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: £1,540 per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.
This course will involve access to children and/or vulnerable adults. You will be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB) and we will guide you through this process.
Gain international work experience in your second or third year of study through modules of our established Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership, accredited from the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).
Course facilities include well equipped classrooms and extensive Blackboard (Virtual Learning Environment) resources for independent study.
Assessment strategies are varied. Modules are assessed by coursework, with no exams, including student presentations, reflective diaries, project work, poster, and reflective essays, critical reviews, reading journals and essays.
You will get the opportunity to undertake a placement in an educational setting at each stage of the degree. There are also opportunities to progress with your studies and undertake post graduate study and research in this area.
Graduates follow careers in areas such as: primary/ secondary school or further education teaching following a PGCE or other postgraduate teacher training; teaching support roles; Working with children and families; youth work; police work; community work; equality and diversity specialist; researcher; and local government.