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.
Indicative Course Structure (Info correct on July 2016).
Semester 1 Starters:
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.
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.’
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.”
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.
On successful completion of this course you will be able to:
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.
|Full time||- *||£11,475|
|Part time||- *|
|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.
* We are currently unable to confirm these fees.
# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study