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Overview

This course is an exciting opportunity to develop the knowledge and understanding of one of the key disciplines in the field of social sciences.

You will get to study a range of subjects as part of your sociology course including identity construction, family relationships, criminality and globalisation. Your studies will provide you with a wide range of knowledge and understanding in contemporary sociological theory and practice.

 


Course Benefits

  • You will be taught by lecturers who are experienced sociologists.
  • You will be able to choose from a range of optional units in sociology and other disciplines.
  • This is a career-focused degree that offers professional placements.
  • Assessment is by coursework only - there will be no exams on the programme.

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Course Information

Alongside studying key substantive areas of sociology, you will have an opportunity to undertake research into a variety of areas of social life. Your course will also provide you with an opportunity to undertake professional work placements that will enhance your future employability and opportunities.

The combination of modules offered will make your sociology degree relevant and useful to you when you enter a variety of careers. It is anticipated that graduates will enter careers in education, social work, the charity sector, social services, teaching, the Criminal Justice System and business.

The programme aims to produce confident, articulate, knowledgeable and critical graduates with the transferable skills to enable them to enter a wide range of graduate roles.

Read our full course terms and conditions.


On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Children’s Rights, Young People and the Law
  • Recent Developments in Global Sociology
  • Politics, Culture and Everyday Life
  • Cultures of Crime
  • Sociological Perspectives of Childhood
  • Prisons and Punishment
  • Sociology and Anthropology of Religion

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • SOC4000 - Programme Level Assessment
  • SOC4012 - Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC4022 - Introduction to Criminology
  • SOC4042 - Contemporary Research 1
  • SOC4052 - Changing Contexts for Sociology
  • SOC4222 - Professional Placement
  • SOC4992 - Ethics and Society

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • CYP5242 - Children's Rights, Young People and the Law
  • SHL5362 - Global Sport
  • SOC5012 - Recent Developments in Global Sociology
  • SOC5042 - Contemporary Research 2
  • SOC5052 - Politics, Culture and Everyday Life
  • SOC5072 - Cultures of Crime
  • SOC5222 - Professional Placement 2
  • SOC5252 - Professional Placement 2 (Volunteering)
  • TRS5912 - Sociology and Anthropology of Religion

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • CYP6152 - Sociological Perspectives of Childhood
  • MFC6092 - Contemporary Cultural Issues
  • SHN6262 - Sport and Society
  • SOC6022 - Prisons and Punishment
  • SOC6044 - Professional Research Project
  • SOC6052 - Performance, Culture and Communication
  • TRS6802 - Religions, Cultures and Complexities

Learning and Teaching

Year 1 – 15.8% of scheduled learning and teaching; 199 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 861 hours of independent teaching; 200 hours on placement

Year 2 – 13.8% of scheduled learning and teaching; 172 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 923 hours of independent teaching; 150 hours on placement

Year 3 – 12.2% of scheduled learning and teaching; 147 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 1,054 hours of independent teaching

 
At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping students achieve their academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum and professional work placements included in all our undergraduate programmes.

The key themes of our strategy are student confidence, professionalism and social responsibility.  To help students achieve their potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and directed activities.  This approach ensures that students fully engage in shaping their own learning, developing their critical thinking and reflective skills so that they can identify their own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape their own development.  Our full Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy can be accessed here.

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Modules on this programme are delivered through a combination of lectures and small group tutorials/seminars.

The programme will include specific support for achieving successful completion of the professional skills tests required for teacher training and all students will complete a placement or volunteering module in each year of the programme.

At Level 5 you will have one option module choice from a wide range of modules and at Level 6 you will have two module option choices.

We make extensive use of Moodle, Leeds Trinity's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), to support class sessions, and of e-resources to enable 24/7 access to learning materials from off-campus.


Assessment


Breakdown of course assessment:

Year 1 – 92.5% coursework; 7.5% written exams

Year 2 – 91.7% coursework; 8.3% practical exams

Year 3 – 95.8% coursework; 4.2% practical exams


A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for the programme, to enable students to demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that they have developed.  There is some scope for students to be involved in negotiating and evaluating some assessment

In addition to each of your module assessments you will take a programme level assessment in each of the first and second year of your programme. This is designed to assess your understanding of everything you have been taught and to help you to understand how different elements of your degree fit together to make a coherent programme. 

You will be given weekly directed activities to complete in each module. These will contribute marks towards the final module assessment and reward engagement with the content of the module. They will also help you to check your understanding of what has been taught. Some of these activities may include further reading or preparation tasks for seminars. Some of the tasks will be completed online and may include quizzes which provide you with instant feedback on your understanding of the module content. In some modules lecturers may place some of the taught content on videos which you may be required to watch prior to attending a class. This will free up time for you to work on meaningful projects in class. 

On this programme there are some assessments which are marked on a pass/fail basis rather than graded. Please note that these assessments are excluded from the calculations made to produce the figures published in the Key Information Set (KIS) for this programme/subject.
Typically, our entry offer for this degree course is 104 UCAS tariff points.

Other requirements: For the old GCSE system we require grade C or above and for the new GCSE grading system we will accept grade 4 or higher in both English Language and Maths.​​


We welcome students with a wide range of qualifications such as A Levels, BTECs and accredited Access courses.  We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

We accept a variety of international equivalent qualifications and Leeds Trinity interviews international candidates before a final decision is made. Typically, this is a call at a mutually convenient time. 

If you are unsure about the acceptance of a particular qualification you can check with our Admissions Team on 0113 283 7123 or email admissions@lee​dstrinity.ac.uk​​​

UK & EU Students:

​​Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2017-18. Part-time tuition fees would be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years. Tuition fees for 2018-19 will be set in summer 2017. Find out more

International Students:

Tuition fees cost £11,250 per year for this course starting in 2017-18. Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student Visa. Tuition fees for 2018-19 will be set in summer 2017Find out more

We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees:
  • Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. We recommend £390* as an average annual budget for learning resources if you decide this is for you. *This figure is based on the Department of Work and Pensions course costs allowance 2015
  • Field trips may occur during this course and either fully or partly subsidised by the University.  
  • You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. 
  • The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.

Paul Salisbury

​​​​My name is Dr Paul Salisbury and I currently lead the BA (Hons) Sociology. I have a background in the social sciences, and in particular, how sociology helps explain modern cultural issues. 

My main research interest is in the sociology of sport. I teach core and optional modules throughout the degree course.

@paulysalz

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Our BA (Hons) Sociology degree course is Leeds Trinity’s exciting new area of provision. The course aims to deepen your understanding of the subject and develop your employability skills which is central to our University’s ethos.

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My professional work placement meant that I graduated with work experience on my CV - I was ahead of the game when I applied for graduate jobs.

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Graduates from sociology programmes can enter professions such as education, social work, the charity sector, social services, teaching, the Criminal Justice System and business, or use their transferable skills to enter most areas of graduate employment.

Following the course, you will be qualified to study at postgraduate level in areas such as MA SociologyMSc Criminology and PGCE courses.

Our Campus

We can't help but brag – our campus has everything you need for an amazing student life. There is food, drink and entertainment for you and your friends to enjoy, day and night. You'll have access to our £2.2 million sports and fitness centre and find peace and quiet in the Chapel. 
 
Sleep through your alarm? You can wake up in one of our seven halls of residence, grab your breakfast and head to a lecture all within 15 minutes.  

 
Our Students’ Union (LTSU) is run by students, for the students so you'll be sure to get the most out of your university life with a range of social activities, clubs and societies whether on campus or in Leeds.

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Unistats is the official site that allows you to search for and compare data and information on university and college programmes from across the UK. The site draws together comparable information on those areas that students have identified as important in making decisions about what and where to study.
 
Sociology Unistats
You may have noticed that there are no Unistats available  for this programme. This is because this programme is new, the results you’ll see are actually a combination of results from similar programmes.
 
If you need any further information on the Unistats data, please just contact us at enquiries@leedstrinity.ac.uk or on 0113 283 7150.

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We arrange over 1,200 professional work placements for our students every year

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Top 15% of all UK universities for teaching quality (according to the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016)

​2nd in the UK​

We're ranked 2nd in the UK for student satisfaction with feedback and assessment, according to the 2016 Guardian's University Guide

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