UCAS code LQ33 (campus code U)
About the course
Sociology analyses social structures and social change from a theoretical and critical point of view. What makes you the person you are today? How does the world relate to you, and you to the world? These are just some of the questions that sociologists consider, looking at society as a whole, and at what defines and influences it.
English literature explores how meanings emerge and change through different cultural and social contexts and values. It considers how readers construct meanings from texts and how to develop critical awareness.
This course, based at our Hastings campus, will give you an excellent foundation from which to build a career in cultural industries, journalism, social research and the public sector.
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
BBC. Must include English.
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 and mathematics or a science.
For non-native speakers of English:
IELTS 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.
For equivalent international qualifications
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The course is delivered through seminars and lectures. Assessment is through both course work and exams.
In the third year, students have the option of carrying out an appropriate work placement which matches an area of personal interest.
Areas of study
In the sociology strand, you will learn about a range of concepts, theories and methods that can be used to understand social and cultural processes, social diversity and inequality, and the relationship between individuals, groups and institutions. You will gain critical awareness of these issues in both historical and contemporary contexts, and develop research skills.
With the English literature strand, you will examine a range of important literary works and consider the nature of creative writing. You will gain a critical understanding of a wide range of literary texts and how they relate to development of literature, exploring issues as class, gender, and sexuality.
The course is delivered through seminars and lectures. You'll be assessed through both coursework and exams. In the second year, you will have the opportunity of carrying out a placement. Your tutor will help you find an appropriate work placement matching an area of personal interest.
Foundations of Sociology
Narrative and Narratives
Approaches to Learning
Subject Approaches and Practices
Perspectives in Social Theory
Sociology and the Life Course
The Nineteenth Century in Literature
The Child in Literature
Community Participation and Development
Sociological Analysis: Critical Methodologies
Sociological Analysis: Concepts and Theories
New English Writings and Voices
Women's Writing and Feminist Theory
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)||10,900 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.
Graduates are well equipped for a variety of careers in the public, private and voluntary sectors including work in the media and culture-related industries or to undertake more specialised postgraduate study.