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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 9.55k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 12.5k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

    Description

    Sociology is the scientific study of human social life, groups and societies and is a major influence upon the development of youth studies. Youth studies is the study of young people in relation to education, youth work, social services, criminal justice, the labour market, the transition to adult life, and youth culture.

    During this course students study aspects of psychology alongside sociology and youth studies to gain a wide understanding of young people, social groups and societies. Students will develop a questioning and critical approach to the understanding of social life and criminal behaviour, as well as skills in analysing theories and evidence and applying research methods to develop knowledge.

    Further Information

    Employers value the qualities and skills of sociology and youth studies graduates, and most students find suitable work within a short time of graduation. Typical employers include local and central government, industry, commerce, the NHS, education authorities, further and higher education institutions, and charitable, counselling and voluntary organisations.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline UK or any other EU country - 15 January ; International - 30 June Tuition fee
    • EUR 9550 Year (EEA)
    • EUR 12530 Year (Non-EEA)

    UK/EU Fees Students starting at UCS from September 2012 will be charged £8000 for a full-time Bachelors degree or £7500 for a full-time Foundation degree. Tuition fees for full-time International Study: Classroom-based 10,500 GBP (£) Laboratory-based 12,600 GBP (£)

    Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
    Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

    Course Content

    First year modules

    • Social Science Research Skills (Core)
    • Sociology and the Modern World
    • Core Sociological Dichotomies
    • Introduction to Youth Studies
    • Understanding Social Change
    • Foundations of Social and Developmental Psychology

    Second year modules

    • Quantitative Data in Social Science (C)
    • Qualitative Data in Social Science (C)
    • Social Theory
    • Youth Culture and Identity

    With a choice of 2 modules from:

    • Sociology of Health and Illness
    • Globalization
    • Youth Justice
    • Child Law
    • Young People and Social Policy

    Third year modules

    • Research Dissertation (C)
    • Applied Studies (C)

    With a choice of 2 modules from:

    • Gender, Sexuality and Culture
    • Technology and Society
    • Sociology of Sport
    • Sociology of Law
    • Comparative Youth Studies
    • Youth and Development: Selected Issues

    All modules are assessed using a range of methods including structured essays, reports, case studies, critiques, reviews and formal examinations.


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


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    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6 CAE score : 75(Grade B) TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test : 79

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS

    Requirements

    English language requirements

    All students need to be able to understand and express themselves in both written and spoken English. Students whose first language is not English will need to take a recognised English Language test in advance of commencing a course at UCS and before the Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS) letter is issued for visa purposes.
    UCS accepts a range of English qualifications, with the following standards required:

    IELTS (academic version): 6.0 for all degrees, apart from Diagnostic Radiography,Radiotherapy and Oncology, ODP and all Pre-Registration Nursing and Midwifery courses that require 7.0. Postgraduate courses generally require between 6.5 and 7.0.
    TOEFL: 550 on paper-based test; 213 on computer-based test; or 79-80 on the internet-based test for all degrees
    Pearson Test of English Academic - Minimum score of 50 is required
    Cambridge Proficiency Certificate: Grade C; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: Grade B
    GCE O-level or GCSE English Language/Use of English: Grade C
    Test in English for Educational Purposes (TEEP) International Baccalaureate English Grade B (standard level).
    Hong Kong Certificate of English Education

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University Campus Suffolk.

    Funding

    National Scholarship Programme

    As part of the new student finance system, students with households incomes under £25,000 per year will benefit from a new National Scholarship Programme. This new scheme is targeted towards students who most need financial help.
    The National Scholarship is funded jointly by the Government and Universities. UCS has been awarded a number of National Scholarships which students can apply for Suffolk Access Champion Scheme
    The Suffolk Access Champion Scheme will be open to eligible students currently studying at a Suffolk State Sixth form, College or Academy, and applying to study at UCS on a full-time undergraduate degree programme in 2012-13.
    The Suffolk Access Champion will work over two years mentoring Year 10 and 11 students to encourage progression on to higher education.

    Scholarships for international students

    UCS offers a generous scholarship scheme for all undergraduate students paying international fees.
    All international students that are offered and have firmly accepted a place on a full-time undergraduate Foundation or Honours degree course at UCS by the 30 September for the year of entry, will be eligible for a scholarship of £1,000 per year for the duration of their course. This scholarship will be awarded each year once annual fees have been paid in full.
    Please note that any international students accepted on a course that requires a practice placement with a Primary Care Trust, for example Nursing, Midwifery or Radiography, will incur an additional £3000 fee per each year of study (this excludes all British Islands students except the Falkland Islands).

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