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The University of Wolverhampton

BA (Hons)Sociology and History

Why choose this course?

This programme of study offers you the chance to analyse and understand the complexities of the social world in its historical and contemporary context. During your studies, you will learn about those concepts, theories and methods essential to what we call an historical and sociological imagination - those special ways of identifying, describing and evaluating the past and the present.

Using traditional and enhanced electronic forms of learning, you will develop your skills for gathering evidence and applying theories to a range of historical and sociological issues. In the process, you will be encouraged to share ideas and be intellectually enterprising. You will also have the opportunity to do volunteer work in the local community – an experience that allows you to apply the skills you have acquired in the classroom to a range of social settings, deepens your appreciation of civic responsibility and enhances your opportunities for employment.

Further information on history.
Further infromation on sociology.

What happens on the course?

Indicative Course Structure (Info correct on July 2016).

Semester 1 Starters:

LEVEL 4

4SL005 The Sociological Imagination

C

20

20

C

4SL009 Introduction to Classical

Sociological Theory

4HS001 The Pursuit of History

C

20

20

C

4HS003 The Making of Modern

Britain

Take ONE module

4GK006 Success in Higher Education

4PO005 Campaigning and Citizenship: Women in Britain and its Empire

1800-1950

4WL002 Basic Language

4WL003 Elementary Language

O

20

20

O

Take ONE module

4GK006 Success in Higher

Education

4SL011 Volunteering in the

Community

4PO006 Contemporary

Capitalism

4SL010 The Media and the

Manufacture

of Deviance

4WR004 The Holocaust

4WL002 Basic Language

4WL003 Elementary Language

Level 5

Semester 1

Semester 2

5SL005 Issues and Debates in Sociological Thought

C

20

20

C

5SL007 Doing Quantitative

Research

Take ONE module

5HS002: Revolutionary Ireland

5HS006: Victorian Britain

5HS008: Migrant Stories, Migrant Journeys

5HS010: The Great War, 1914-1918

O

20

20

O

Take ONE module

5HS001: The Cold War

5HS003: Sex and the City:

Sexuality in the long Eighteenth

5HS005: The British Working

Class, 1900–1985

5HS007: Preserving the Past

5HS011:

Britain after 1945

Take ONE module

5SA014: Families, Children and the State

5SL001: Race, Racism and Diversity

5PO006 Contemporary Britain

5WL001 Basic Language

5WL002 Elementary Language

OR

Another History module from the list above

O

20

20

O

Take ONE module

5SL002: Making Gender

5SL008 Volunteering in Action:

Making a difference in your

Community

5WL001 Basic Language

5WL002 Elementary Language

OR

Another History module from the

list above

Year 2 (Level 5) PLACEMENT YEAR (Option)

5LW022: Supervised Placement Year (40 credits)

Level 6

Semester 1

Semester 2

20

O

Take ONE module

6HS003: Consumption and the World of Goods

6HS011:

6HS013: Work Placement in the Community

6HS015: Sexual Politics: Gender, sex and feminism in Britain after 1918

20

O

Take ONE module

6HS001: USA, 1890-1945

6HS006: Youth Culture in C20th Britain

6HS010: Germany, 1919-1949

6HS013: Work Placement in the

Community

6HS014: The Family in Britain, 1830-1939

20

C

6SL012: Qualitative Methods

20

O

Take ONE module

6HS004 Independent Study in History

6SL003 Independent Project in Sociology

6SL004 Community Link in Sociology

6SL013: The Global World

6SL010 Gender and Development in Non-Western Societies

6WL001 Intermediate/Advanced Language

If you are taking a Sociology or History Independent Study/Community Link in semester 2, take one more module from the level 6 History list above

If you are taking a History Independent Study in semester 2, take 6SL010 or 6SL013

NB: one independent study/community link must be taken in the year - see note below

20

O

Take ONE module

6SL002 Global Educational Issues

6SL011 Sociology of Migration

6HS004 Independent Study in History

6SL003 Independent Project in Sociology

6SL004 Community Link in Sociology

6WL001 Intermediate/Advanced

Language

If you have taken an independent study

/ community link in semester 1; take

one more module from the level 6 lists

above.

NB: one independent study/community

Link must be taken in the year –

see note below

You must take 3 History modules and 3 Sociology modules.

You MUST take an independent study/project or community link at level 6 in either Sociology or History (but not in both)

If you choose to take your independent study or community link in semester 1 you must take TWO taught Modules in semester 1 and THREE in semester 2;

If you take the independent study or Community Link in semester 2, you must take THREE taught Modules in semester 1 and TWO in semester 2.

6HS013: Work Placement in the Community may only be taken once and is a prohibited combination with 6SL004: Community Link in Sociology.

Why Wolverhampton?

You will be able to study key theories and methods of each discipline, and apply them to particular sociological and historical themes and issues.

You will have the opportunity to engage in community-based learning through placement in local voluntary agencies, organisations and work environments.

You will be taught by skilled tutors and active researchers who are eager to share their scholarships and practical experiences of ‘doing history and sociology.’

What our students think

From a recent graduate in Sociology:

“The Sociology staff are so supportive. My educational journey in Sociology has made me feel I can do anything I want to and do it well. Upon graduating with my degree in Sociology, I decided to do my postgraduate studies at Wolverhampton University too, as the experience of the Sociology staff meant I didn't want to go anywhere else.”

Recent History graduates have this to say about the course:

“I love being in university so much that that is where I want to stay!”

“The help and guidance provided by the lecturers … has been invaluable.”

“My three years at Wolverhampton have been brilliant. I’ve been introduced to new ways of looking at History and that’s something I’m really going take into my future career.”

Career path

The skills, competencies and knowledge you learn through sociological and historical study are directly relevant to a variety of careers. Sociology graduates are often employed in the public sector: doing social research in the civil service, local government or with think tanks; public sector management; as professional practitioners or working on projects in areas concerning social inequalities and social exclusion. History graduates are often employed in libraries and information work, archive management, museum administration and heritage management. Local government, the civil service, the media, teaching and a range of business and commercial enterprises actively seek graduates with sociology and history degrees. Many of our students also continue their studies taking a range of post-graduate courses.

What skills will you gain?

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. To demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a range of theoretical and methodological approaches in the disciplines of sociology and history;
  2. To demonstrate a critical understanding of the problematic nature of sociological and historical evidence in your efforts to interpret the past and make sense of the present;
  3. To demonstrate your ability to analyse the processes of continuity and change, and the connections between society and identity, particularly in relation to place, ethnicity, gender and social class;
  4. To conduct sociological and historical research and communicate your findings to a range of audiences, using appropriate technologies in digitally literate ways;
  5. To demonstrate a range of conceptual and practical skills commensurate with graduate employment, and personal and social development;
  6. To develop an understanding of the value of civic responsibility in your outlook toward and relationships with others.

Entry requirements

2017 Entry

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please seehttp://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

Course fees and finance

2017/8 Home/EU International
Full time £9,250 £11,475
Part time # £2,835
2016/7 Home/EU International
Full time £9,000 £11,250
Part time # £2,780

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2017/8. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact 01902 321150

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

Contact us

Telephone

01902 32 22 22

Email

enquiries@wlv.ac.uk

Online

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