West Suffolk College
Three years full-time.
Four to nine years part-time.
110 UCAS tariff points (or above), BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC).
Please see entry requirements below.
The study of sociology benefits from the student having an open mind because it may seek to challenge or confirm personal assumptions by using an evidence-based and systematic approach. The sociology component of the combined honours route analyses how societies shape our beliefs, behaviour and identity through selected subjects such as education, the family, gender, sexuality, religion, ethnicity, and globalisation. Sociology has strong connection with the available combinations, especially Psychology or History (social history in particular) or Law. Graduates are prepared for a wide variety of careers such as social work, education, the criminal justice system, local government and community development.
Law examines how various aspects of the law are shaped and how the legal system affects different groups in society. This course encourages critical debate about the role of the law in a range of social and professional contexts and these debates may be enriched by aspects of other disciplines combined with legal studies; e.g. Business Management or History or Sociology. What is often now referred to as para-legal practice is now developing its own professional niche as an important part of the legal profession. Legal assistants do many of the jobs lawyers do, except practice law. Some of the interesting areas that have grown in importance during the last decade include advocacy, advice, community justice, crime prevention, dispute resolution and mediation, employment law and aspects of property law. Graduates of this programme are well prepared for potential careers in these areas.
Fees and finance
- Full-time Tuition fee: £9,250 p.a.
- Part-time Tuition fee: £1,454 per 20 credits (Please contact the Infozone for further information).
- International Tuition fee: £10,080 p.a.
- Detailed information about Tuition Fees.
- Find out more about Financial Support eligibility.
- Also see Loans and Grants.
- At the University of Suffolk, your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with you course that you will need to budget for.
Year One - £100 for books and £70 for a trip to London
Year Two - £100 for books and £30 for two trips
Year Three - £100 for books