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Humanities and Social Sciences

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BA (Hons) History and Sociology

On our brand new History and Sociology degree, you'll develop an understanding of past societies and patterns of social change.

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  • Course Description

    The two subjects are fascinating, but by studying both history and sociology, you'll develop an understanding of past societies and patterns of social change. A sociology degree helps to frame and understand contemporary issues-debates such as race, gender and social divisions. This is compounded by combining the history element of the degree. This allows for a much deeper analysis to examine issues from an historical, sociological and biographical standpoint.

    During the first year in History, you will develop an over view of the formation of the United Kingdom, alongside a study of local history and an introduction to historical studies. In the second year you progress to more focused studies of British, US and European history before specialising further in your third year, when you will study a History, Sociology or combined subject in-depth for your own dissertation. Sociology modules cover the fundamentals of sociological analysis. Subjects include the sociological imagination, body politics, sexuality and social control, gender studies, deviant and criminal behaviour and social research methods.

    Please note that this course is currently subject to validation.


    As this course is currently subject to validation, our modules are yet to be confirmed.

  • Entry Requirements

    You will need:

    • 72 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of 2 subjects at A-Level (one should ideally be in English Literature and / or Language or another essay-based A-Level subject) or from an Access course (30 level 3 credits at merit). Equivalent level 3 qualifications (e.g. extended diploma (MMP)) will also be considered.

    • A grade 4 (C) in English (or be willing to obtain during the course)

    Students over 21 years of age may be considered with alternative qualifications and / or appropriate work experience.

  • Course Fees

    Fee information

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  • Additional Information

    What qualification will I achieve?

    BA (Hons) in History and Sociology

    How is my course assessed?

    Assessment will vary from module to module and is designed to help students develop and demonstrate a range of skills. The most common forms of assessments are essays, workbooks, portfolios consisting of your own creative writings, reflective pieces, lesson plans, blogs, individual and group presentations as well as formal exams and exam-style timed in-class writing assessments.

    You will encounter a method called formative assessment in some modules. This is carried out during the module and is a way of building your skills for the main assessments.

Starting 13/09/2021

King's Lynn


Duration 3 years

UCAS code VL13

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