BA SOCIOLOGY WITH A YEAR ABROAD

Assessment for Year 1

You will experience a range of assessment methods which are used to check your progress and ensure your academic development. These include coursework essays, reports, projects, presentations and examinations. 

You will be assessed based on coursework and, for some modules, project and examination results. For each module you will have the chance to undertake ‘formative’ work which will help you to develop the skills you need to approach the assignments. Your final year includes an assessment through a dissertation which allows you to carry out an in-depth exploration of a sociological issue which you find fascinating.  

The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose, but on average Level 4 is 80 percent coursework and 20 percent exam, Level 5 is 80 percent coursework and 20 percent exam and  Level 6 is 100 percent coursework, but depends on optional modules chosen. 

Feedback 

You will get feedback on formative work to help you improve your work in areas such as your use of evidence and argument before your final formal or “summative” assignments. Feedback on summative work will help you to reflect on your learning so you can build your knowledge and skills as you progress through the degree. We encourage you to discuss your feedback with your tutors so you can monitor your progress and take on helpful advice. 

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Assessment for Year 2

You will experience a range of assessment methods which are used to check your progress and ensure your academic development. These include coursework essays, reports, projects, presentations and examinations. 

You will be assessed based on coursework and, for some modules, project and examination results. For each module you will have the chance to undertake ‘formative’ work which will help you to develop the skills you need to approach the assignments. Your final year includes an assessment through a dissertation which allows you to carry out an in-depth exploration of a sociological issue which you find fascinating.  

The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose, but on average Level 4 is 80 percent coursework and 20 percent exam, Level 5 is 80 percent coursework and 20 percent exam and  Level 6 is 100 percent coursework, but depends on optional modules chosen. 

Feedback 

You will get feedback on formative work to help you improve your work in areas such as your use of evidence and argument before your final formal or “summative” assignments. Feedback on summative work will help you to reflect on your learning so you can build your knowledge and skills as you progress through the degree. We encourage you to discuss your feedback with your tutors so you can monitor your progress and take on helpful advice. 

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Register interest   
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Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Assessment for Year 4

You will experience a range of assessment methods which are used to check your progress and ensure your academic development. These include coursework essays, reports, projects, presentations and examinations. 

You will be assessed based on coursework and, for some modules, project and examination results. For each module you will have the chance to undertake ‘formative’ work which will help you to develop the skills you need to approach the assignments. Your final year includes an assessment through a dissertation which allows you to carry out an in-depth exploration of a sociological issue which you find fascinating.  

The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose, but on average Level 4 is 80 percent coursework and 20 percent exam, Level 5 is 80 percent coursework and 20 percent exam and  Level 6 is 100 percent coursework, but depends on optional modules chosen. 

Feedback 

You will get feedback on formative work to help you improve your work in areas such as your use of evidence and argument before your final formal or “summative” assignments. Feedback on summative work will help you to reflect on your learning so you can build your knowledge and skills as you progress through the degree. We encourage you to discuss your feedback with your tutors so you can monitor your progress and take on helpful advice. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Assessment for Year 1

You will experience a range of assessment methods which are used to check your progress and ensure your academic development. These include coursework essays, reports, projects, presentations and examinations. 

You will be assessed based on coursework and, for some modules, project and examination results. For each module you will have the chance to undertake ‘formative’ work which will help you to develop the skills you need to approach the assignments. Your final year includes an assessment through a dissertation which allows you to carry out an in-depth exploration of a sociological issue which you find fascinating.  

The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose, but on average Level 4 is 80 percent coursework and 20 percent exam, Level 5 is 80 percent coursework and 20 percent exam and  Level 6 is 100 percent coursework, but depends on optional modules chosen. 

Feedback 

You will get feedback on formative work to help you improve your work in areas such as your use of evidence and argument before your final formal or “summative” assignments. Feedback on summative work will help you to reflect on your learning so you can build your knowledge and skills as you progress through the degree. We encourage you to discuss your feedback with your tutors so you can monitor your progress and take on helpful advice. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Assessment for Year 2

You will experience a range of assessment methods which are used to check your progress and ensure your academic development. These include coursework essays, reports, projects, presentations and examinations. 

You will be assessed based on coursework and, for some modules, project and examination results. For each module you will have the chance to undertake ‘formative’ work which will help you to develop the skills you need to approach the assignments. Your final year includes an assessment through a dissertation which allows you to carry out an in-depth exploration of a sociological issue which you find fascinating.  

The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose, but on average Level 4 is 80 percent coursework and 20 percent exam, Level 5 is 80 percent coursework and 20 percent exam and  Level 6 is 100 percent coursework, but depends on optional modules chosen. 

Feedback 

You will get feedback on formative work to help you improve your work in areas such as your use of evidence and argument before your final formal or “summative” assignments. Feedback on summative work will help you to reflect on your learning so you can build your knowledge and skills as you progress through the degree. We encourage you to discuss your feedback with your tutors so you can monitor your progress and take on helpful advice. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.
Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Assessment for Year 4

You will experience a range of assessment methods which are used to check your progress and ensure your academic development. These include coursework essays, reports, projects, presentations and examinations. 

You will be assessed based on coursework and, for some modules, project and examination results. For each module you will have the chance to undertake ‘formative’ work which will help you to develop the skills you need to approach the assignments. Your final year includes an assessment through a dissertation which allows you to carry out an in-depth exploration of a sociological issue which you find fascinating.  

The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose, but on average Level 4 is 80 percent coursework and 20 percent exam, Level 5 is 80 percent coursework and 20 percent exam and  Level 6 is 100 percent coursework, but depends on optional modules chosen. 

Feedback 

You will get feedback on formative work to help you improve your work in areas such as your use of evidence and argument before your final formal or “summative” assignments. Feedback on summative work will help you to reflect on your learning so you can build your knowledge and skills as you progress through the degree. We encourage you to discuss your feedback with your tutors so you can monitor your progress and take on helpful advice. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Entry Requirements

A Levels

ABB or BBB with an A in the Extended Project

BTEC

DDM excluding BTEC Public Services, Uniformed Services and Business Administration

Scottish highers

AAABB

Scottish highers advanced

BCC

Irish leaving certificate

3 subjects at H2, 3 subjects at H3

Access course

Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 30 credits at level 3 and Merit in 15 credits at Level 3

European Baccalaureate

75%

International Baccalaureate

32 points

GCSE offer

You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE. 

Additional entry requirements

INTO UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA  

If you do not meet the academic and/or English requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO University of East Anglia offers guaranteed progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a preparation programme. Depending on your interests, and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to this degree:  

International Foundation in Business Economics Society and Culture  (for Year 1 entry to UEA) 

International Foundation in Humanities and Law (for Year 1 entry to UEA) 

 

Alternative Entry Requirements 

 

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.  

Students for whom english is a foreign language

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):  

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) for year 1 entry 

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in all components) for year 2 entry   

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list.  

  

INTO University of East Anglia   

If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for this course, INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study:  

Interviews

Most applicants will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some applicants an interview will be requested. Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a time.  

Gap year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry on your UCAS application.  

Intakes

This course is open to UK and International applicants. The annual intake is in September each year.
Course Reference Number: 4479322

Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees

Information on tuition fees can be found here.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. 

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

Course related costs

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of other course-related costs. 

Course Reference Number: 4479322

How to Apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.  

 

UCAS Apply is an online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The application allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it is sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.  

 

The Institution code for the University of East Anglia is E14.  

 

FURTHER INFORMATION   

 

Please complete our Online Enquiry Form to request a prospectus and to be kept up to date with news and events at the University.  

 

Admissions Live Chat Service  

Course Reference Number: 4479322
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts
UCAS course code
L30A
Entry Requirements
ABB
You are interested in how society works. You want to know more about how people fashion their identities, how relationship dynamics work in families, how communities change and how power operates within institutions. You want to understand the world but also to change it for the better. You are looking for a degree that satisfies your head – your desire for a good and rewarding future career, as well as your heart – your commitment to social justice and equality.

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