501–600 th
World University Rankings 2021
=73 rd
Impact Rankings 2020
61 st
Young University Rankings 2012
Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, United Kingdom

Education and Sociology - Keele University

At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We’re proud to be ‘University of the Year for Student Experience’ in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, in addition to having been ranked No.1 in the National Student Survey 2014-2016. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too. At Keele, studying a combined honours degree will include some modules from both of the single honours degrees. In this case, your programme will be made up of a combination of modules from both Education and Sociology. Education and Sociology provide the perfect combination if you are interested in the connections between education and the societies in which we live. This research-led and interdisciplinary degree will enable you to explore the key social issues facing contemporary societies and to reflect on the role of education and education systems in our everyday lives and futures. By taking this combined programme, you will have the opportunity to study educational practices and processes from a variety of perspectives. You will define, describe and work with key concepts such as equality of opportunity, class, gender, marketization and social exclusion. You will learn to relate contemporary education policy to wider processes of global, economic, cultural and social change and have opportunities to observe how these processes affect teaching practice by doing placements. The compulsory sociology modules will provide you with a grounding in the key areas of the discipline: inequalities, social theory, and research methods. Our programme covers a wide range of topics including families, health, activism and protest, social media, globalisation, and urban life. Studying Sociology will enable you to think independently, critically, and imaginatively about the issues that shape our everyday lives and our futures. Our graduates have the skills to enter occupations in a variety of fields. This can include careers in educational institutions, politics, the civil service or business. You might seek to develop a career in the creative industries, social care, the health sector, advertising and marketing, the charity sector, youth services, and local government. Some of our graduates choose to pursue further academic study. If you are thinking about working abroad after graduation, there may be the opportunity for you to gain an enhanced degree title that includes a foreign language competency - such as BA (Hons) in Education and Sociology with competency in German. Also, if you choose an International Year abroad, you can graduate with an enhanced degree title.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,KeeleUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250