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Sociology with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

BA (Hons)


Full-time

Typical offer for 2020

Duration

UCAS code

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Entry requirements

Typical offer - 72 UCAS tariff points.

A levels

DDD, along with GCSE Mathematics grade B/grade 6 and GCSE English grade D/grade 3 or equivalent.

BTEC Extended Diploma

Level 3 National Extended Diploma (from 2016) MMP, along with GCSE Mathematics grade B/grade 6

OR

BTEC Extended Diploma (2010-2016) Any Engineering subject to include Mathematics for Engineering Technicians (Unit 4) Pass

OR

BTEC Extended Diploma (2010-2016) Construction and Built Environment to include Mathematics in Construction and the Built Environment (Unit 3) Pass

OR

BTEC Extended Diploma (2010-2016) Applied Science to inc. Mathematical Calculations for Science (Unit 7) and Using Statistics in Science (Unit 8)

OR

BTEC Nationals Level 3 (from 2016). Any Engineering subject to include Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems (Unit 7) Pass AND GCSE English grade D/grade 3 or equivalent.

Applicants on Access Programmes

Not accepted.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

72 UCAS tariff points, with Maths Standard Level grade 5 plus Higher Level grade 3 or Standard Level grade 4 in English.

English language requirements

For international students

A GCSE Grade D or 5.5 IELTS (or equivalent, e.g. TOEFL) across all components.

For UK students 

GCSE Maths grade B/grade 6 and GCSE English grade D/grade 3 (equivalents accepted).

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details. For further information on English Language requirements please see the dedicated international entry requirements page.

Facilities

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The JB Priestley Library has excellent resources for research. Student Central and also the Richmond Atrium have cafes, bookshops and meeting spaces.

Students also have access to the Communal area of the ground floor of Pemberton building, and can also book meeting rooms in the Library for collaborative learning and group work.

Study support

All students are assigned a Personal Academic Tutor, who has regular and weekly ‘drop-in’ slots available for students to see them.

Appointments outside of these hours can also be arranged. Students are also assigned a personal tutor to supervise their dissertation.

Research

Staff expertise in Sociology and Crime ensures that delivery and content is research-led, contemporary and robustly informed. We have an experienced, highly-qualified and strongly research-active teaching team for this programme.

The programme is taught by existing experienced staff with strong research records who have published widely in sociology, social policy, criminal justice and vocational and professional subjects such as education and social work.Formal lectures facilitate the acquisition of knowledge and understanding at the early stages of the course.  As it progresses, the main emphasis is on self-directed research and evaluation of related literature; students will be supported in these by individual supervisors.

These aspects further develop the research-informed nature of the curriculum. The dissertation module provides a major opportunity to demonstrate competence in the execution of desktop and/or empirical research and autonomy in data-handling and critical interpretation in a research context. The ability to deal with complex issues and solve problems will be enhanced by effective reflective practice.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.