BASS Politics and Sociology / Overview
Year of entry: 2017
- Degree awarded
- BA (Hons)
- 3 years
- Typical A-level offer
- Typical International Baccalaureate offer
34 points overall. 6,5,5 at Higher Level. No lower than 5 in any subject
- Number of places/applicants
- In 2015 there were approximately 880 applications for 131 places on the BA Social Sciences course.
- How to apply
- 90% of students on our BA Social Sciences (Politics and Sociology) are satisfied with their course (National Student Survey 2016)
- Are you interested in comparative and international politics, and political theory?
- Do you want to understand social structures and to challenge and improve standards of living?
- Do you want to develop strong transferable skills of independent thinking, research and analysis?
- Would you like the chance to study abroad for a semester?
- Take the right course units and you can apply for a paid summer internship through Manchester's Q-Step programme .
Politics and Sociology is a pathway within the BA (Social Sciences) degree or BASS for short. BASS at Manchester is designed to give you maximum flexibility and choice.
If you feel that you are interested in the social sciences but fancy the chance to try out a range of different topics, this could be the degree for you.
When you apply, you select one of the ten joint pathways of the BA (Social Sciences), each of which has its own unique course code.
Although you'll start off on your chosen two-subject pathway, by Year 2 you can take a minimum of three subjects and a maximum of five and you can then specialise in any one or two subjects in your final year.
In every subject you are given a wide range of course units to choose from, and a high degree of flexibility in the way in which you combine them as your academic interests develop.
The six main subject areas are:
- Politics : The study of human organization, government and power. Politics examines and evaluates political systems and institutions.
- Sociology : The study of society and examines such issues as social inequalities and forms of everyday life.
- Quantitative Methods : The study of data and analysis to understand the social world
- Criminology : The study of the causes and consequences of crime.
- Philosophy : The study of fundamental questions such as the nature of knowledge, truth and values. Philosophy also encourages greater consideration of our reasoning, judgement and ethics.
- Social Anthropology : The study of societies and cultures across the globe in comparative perspective.
- Find out more and register for an Open Day
If you are made an offer we will email you an invitation to visit us late January, February or early March. These afternoons are organised by the School of Social Sciences and include a tour, a talk, refreshments and a chance to talk to students, lecturers and recruitment staff.
If you are visiting Manchester and would like to visit our admissions office please make an appointment in advance. (Call +44 (0)161 275 4470/1473 or email email@example.com )
Fees for entry in 2017 have not yet been set. For entry in 2016 the tuition fees were £9,000 per annum for home/EU students, and are expected to increase slightly for 2017 entry.
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