Faculty of Social Sciences

BA SOCIOLOGY WITH A YEAR ABROAD

Assessment for Year 1

You’ll 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 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. 

Assessment: 

You’ll 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% coursework and 20% exam, Level 5 is 80% and 20% exam and Level 6 is 80% coursework and 20% exam. 

Feedback: 

You will receive 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’ll 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 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. 

Assessment: 

You’ll 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% coursework and 20% exam, Level 5 is 80% and 20% exam and Level 6 is 80% coursework and 20% exam. 

Feedback: 

You will receive 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 4

You’ll 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 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. 

Assessment: 

You’ll 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% coursework and 20% exam, Level 5 is 80% and 20% exam and Level 6 is 80% coursework and 20% exam. 

Feedback: 

You will receive 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 1

You’ll 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 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. 

Assessment: 

You’ll 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% coursework and 20% exam, Level 5 is 80% and 20% exam and Level 6 is 80% coursework and 20% exam. 

Feedback: 

You will receive 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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Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. 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. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Assessment for Year 2

You’ll 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 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. 

Assessment: 

You’ll 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% coursework and 20% exam, Level 5 is 80% and 20% exam and Level 6 is 80% coursework and 20% exam. 

Feedback: 

You will receive 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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Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. 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. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

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Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. 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. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Assessment for Year 4

You’ll 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 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. 

Assessment: 

You’ll 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% coursework and 20% exam, Level 5 is 80% and 20% exam and Level 6 is 80% coursework and 20% exam. 

Feedback: 

You will receive 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. 

Clearing and Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. 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. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Entry Requirements

A Levels

ABB

T Levels

Obtain an overall Pass including a B in the core of the T Level and a Merit in the Occupational Specialism. Acceptable subjects are: Education and Childcare, Health

BTEC

DDM

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

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

We welcome and value a wide range of alternative qualifications.  If you have a qualification which is not listed here, please contact us via Admissions Enquiries

Important note 

Once enrolled onto your course at UEA, your progression and continuation (which may include your eligibility for study abroad, overseas experience, placement or year in industry opportunities) is contingent on meeting the assessment requirements which are relevant to the course on which you are enrolled. 

International Requirements 

We accept many international qualifications for entry to this course. View our International Students pages for specific information about your country.

INTO University of East Anglia 

If you do not meet the academic and/or English language requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO UEA offers 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 

International Foundation in Humanities and Law 

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.

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Review our English Language Equivalencies for a list of example qualifications that we may accept to meet this requirement. 

 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: 6774832

Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees  

View our information for Tuition Fees. 

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. View our range of Scholarships for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates. 

Course related costs

View our information about Additional Course Fees. 
Course Reference Number: 6774832

How to Apply

Apply for this course through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS), using UCAS Hub.  

UCAS Hub is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. 

Your application does not have to be completed all at once. Register or sign in to UCAS to get started.  

Once you submit your completed application, UCAS will process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges. 

The Institution code for the University of East Anglia is E14

View our guide to applying through UCAS for useful tips, key dates and further information: 

How to apply through UCAS 

Course Reference Number: 6774832
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts
Entry Requirements
ABB
Duration (years)
3
Get to grips with how society really works. You’ll explore how we fashion our identities, how communities change, how relationship dynamics work in families, and how power operates within institutions. If you’re looking to understand how the world currently operates, but you want to help change it for the better, then this is the degree for you. You’ll add an international flavour to your experience with a year abroad, immersing yourself amongst the society of another country alongside your studies.

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