UCAS code XL33 (campus code U)
About the course
How do different societies develop? Can we identify catalysts for change? As sociologists, we are passionate about exploring patterns of social relationships, challenging existing social structures and exposing exploitation. Approaching sociology as a critical science and through historical example, our students examine academic theories in a lively and proactive way and gain rigorous analytical skills investigating issues close to home or further afield.
Education is essential to the development of an informed society, widening opportunities and giving people choices on how they see the world. The education strand explores the philosophy and practice of education in both formal and informal contexts. University of Brighton education courses are consistently rated among the best in the country.
The entry requirements listed here are for students starting their course in 2014. Entry requirements for students thinking about starting a course in 2013 can be found in the online prospectus. Individual offers may vary
Access to HE Diploma
pass with at least 45 credits at level 3.
GCSE (minimum grade C) or Access Equivalent
at least three subjects including English language, mathematics and a science.
For non-native speakers of English:
IELTS 6.0 overall, 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other three components.
For equivalent international qualifications
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The course is delivered through seminars and lectures, and assessment includes coursework, exams, essays and presentations. In the second year, your tutor will help you find an appropriate work placement matching an area of personal interest.
Areas of study
In the education strand, you will explore the systems and structures that provide the framework for education today and how government ideology and policies shape this. You will examine the ways in which formal education settings address inclusion, and you will look at education in the UK and internationally.
In the sociology strand, you will learn about a range of concepts, theories and methods. These will be applied to understand social and cultural processes, social diversity and inequality, and the relationships between individuals, groups and institutions. You will gain critical awareness of these issues in both historical and contemporary contexts and develop research skills.
Systems and Structures in Education
Socio-cultural Contexts for Education
Foundations of Sociology
Approaches to Learning
Subject Approaches and Practices
Critiques of Inclusive Policy and Practice
Theorising the Social World
Sociology and the Life Course
Learning through Practice
Critical Perspectives on Learning and Education
Sociological Analysis: special topic
Sociological Analysis: concepts and theories
You can view the programme specification for this course as a PDF file by clicking on the link below:
The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2013-14. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and may be subject to small increases, in line with inflation.
The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full- or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take.
What's included in the fee?
When costs such as health or criminal record checks, field trips or use of specialist materials are incurred as a mandatory requirement of the course they are included in your tuition fee.
You may incur additional costs depending on the optional modules or activities you choose. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. Before you apply please check with the school that provides your course using the contact details on the left of this page for advice about what is included and what optional costs you could face so you can budget accordingly.
Our website www.brighton.ac.uk/money provides advice about funding and scholarships as well as further information about fees and advice on international and island fee paying status.
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|UK/EU (Full Time)||9,000 GBP|
|Island Students (Full Time)||9,000 GBP|
|International (Full Time)||12,900 GBP|
Our Hastings campus is in the city centre, just three minutes south of the station and about the same distance from the seafront and the shopping district. It is a small and friendly campus of about 700 students.
Living in Hastings
The historic town of Hastings has been described as the south coast’s best kept secret. The town combines natural beauty with an exciting cultural centre and close knit student community.
The up-and-coming social scene has seen a rise in pubs and bars opening in the town centre. From the quaint taverns in the old town to the slick town centre bars, there is something to suit every taste.
Hastings has a long established thriving art community with a large number of small galleries and art groups. The Electric Palace cinema in the Old Town is a small, independent cinema that also runs the annual ’Shot by the Sea’ film festival.
Alongside the university-run sports clubs, Hastings offers local sports clubs you can join, including football, rugby and netball. Or make the most of the location and take part in rowing, sailing and wind-surfing.
Career opportunities span a wide range of social contexts in which teaching and learning takes place, including, but not limited to, those wishing to pursue a career in teaching. Progression to masters level and beyond is encouraged.