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Education Studies and Sociology (joint honours)
BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons)
Our joint honours course allows students to pursue their own areas of interest within Education Studies and Sociology whilst also providing them with a solid foundation in the discipline and a range of personal and professional skills which will serve as a springboard for their future career development. The programme is carefully designed to enable students to gradually develop their knowledge and skills and to become autonomous, effective and independent learners.
Education Studies is the academic study of education comprising a multi-disciplinary range of modules in history, psychology, philosophy, sociology and educational research. Sociology is a wide-ranging subject concerned with analysing social relationships and social institutions and the ways in which they shape people’s lives.
Links between research and undergraduate teaching are an important and distinctive feature of the programme, and the combined research experience and competencies of staff have shaped its design, content and delivery.
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Please note tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
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Learning and assessment
In your first year, you’ll explore child and adolescent development. You’ll learn about children’s rights and early childhood policy. You’ll explore social processes such as gender socialisation, urbanisation and education from competing theoretical perspectives.
In your second year, you’ll analyse alternative educational provisions. You’ll learn about emotional development and explore inclusive learning environments. You’ll learn about racism through the lens of housing, policing, migration and you’ll analyse different aspects of global social change and its varying consequences.
In your final year, you’ll have the freedom to focus on what you care about most, including your dissertation. You’ll examine the experiences of marginalised or excluded children. You might scrutinise the perceived links between youth culture and deviance. Or you might examine the social impact of emergent technologies or international labour migration.
After you graduate
As you study, you’ll develop highly transferable skills and competencies in the areas that employers care about.
- critical thinking
- creative problem solving
- written, spoken and visual communication, in a variety of media and styles
- intercultural and interpersonal understanding
- research and analysis
- working independently and collaboratively
You’ll graduate able to analyse issues, express your ideas, inform and influence others, and respond to challenges – critical skills for the 21st century workplace.
Our graduates go on to work in diverse areas like
- NGOs and charities
- Social work
- Public relations
- Media and journalism
- The civil service
And many pursue postgraduate study, often here at Oxford Brookes.
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