Sociology and International Relations BA

This interdisciplinary degree allows you to explore the organisation and structure of society alongside the ways in which states interact with each other. As a Sociology and International Relations student you will gain expertise in analysis, research, critical thinking and more as you develop an understanding of key topics within sociology and international relations.

You'll examine social values and the changing nature of human action, and learn about the social, cultural, economic and political processes that shape human experience. Meanwhile, you'll analyse the behaviour of states and what obligations they may have to wider conceptions of international society, alongside the specific roles played by international organisations like the UN.

Benefiting from the diverse research interests of both the School of Sociology and Social Policy and the School of Politics and International Studies, you'll also have the freedom to shape your course to suit your interests. A wide range of optional modules will give you the chance to gain specialist knowledge of topics such as terrorism, class division, poverty, globalisation and political systems around the world.

Throughout the course, you'll gain a diverse skillset that will be valuable to you as a citizen, as well as for your future career plans.

BA Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

A-level: AAB

We do not require A-level Sociology for courses in the School of Sociology and Social Policy - we design Year 1 modules for students both with and without previous knowledge of the subject.

However, in general you should be in the process of studying social science, arts and humanities subjects for A-level. See our accepted A-level subjects document to see which subjects we accept.

We accept A-level General Studies.

When an applicant is taking the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) this can be considered alongside A-levels and may attact an alternative offer in addition to the standard offer. If you are taking A-levels, this would be ABB at A -level and grade A in the EPQ.

GCSE: grade 4/C or above in Mathematics.

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