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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 9k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 12.5k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 1월 2016

    January 15


    Sociology provides ways of making sense of a world undergoing unprecedented social change and uncertainty. This programme provides you with an understanding of core traditions and contemporary developments in sociological thinking and research. It also features a range of specialist areas such as race and ethnic identity, sociological approaches to violence, terrorism and society, new media technologies, the sociology of health, sex and gender and the sociology of science and technology.

    Within the Economics element of your degree, you examine some of the profound issues in our life and times, including: economic growth and sustainable development, emerging market economies, financial and monetary crises, international trade and aid to poor countries. At Kent, you learn about these issues from economists who are highly regarded within the profession for emphasising the practical application of economics in all of these arenas.

    Many staff advise government bodies in the UK and the European Commission. Staff also advise international organisations including the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Bank of England, the European Central Bank (ECB), and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

    Kent consistently appears in the top ten economics departments in the National Student Survey.

    Independent rankings

    In the National Student Survey 2013, 95% of Sociology students were satisfied with the quality of their course. And, in The Complete University Guide 2014, Sociology research was rated 2nd in the UK.

    Economics at Kent was ranked 3rd for student satisfaction in The Complete University Guide 2014.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
    • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
    • GBP 12450 Year (Non-EEA)
    Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
    • Total Kent credits: 360
    • Total ECTS credits: 180
    Credits 360
    • Total Kent credits: 360
    • Total ECTS credits: 180
    Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

    Course Content

    The course structure below gives a flavour of the modules that will be available to you and provides details of the content of this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, you may also have the option to take ‘wild’ modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.

    Stage 1

    Possible modules may include:

    EC309 - Statistics for Economics and Business

    SO336 - Sociology of Everyday Life

    SO337 - Fundamentals of Sociology

    SO408 - Sociological Theory: The Classics

    EC304 - Principles of Economics

    EC305 - Mathematics for Economics and Business Mode A

    EC306 - Mathematics for Economics and Business Mode B

    SO305 - Introduction to Criminology

    SO334 - Modern Culture

    Stage 2

    Possible modules may include:

    SO727 - Contemporary Sociological Theory

    EC500 - Microeconomics

    EC502 - Macroeconomics

    Stage 3

    Possible modules may include:

    EC511 - Quantitative Economics

    EC531 - Policy Analysis

    EC532 - Environmental Economics, Institutions and Policy

    EC533 - The Public Sector

    EC534 - The Economics of Money and Banking

    EC540 - Development Economics

    EC541 - Economics Dissertation

    EC542 - Econometrics I: An Introduction to Modern Econometrics using Stata

    EC543 - Econometrics 2: Topics in Time Series

    EC544 - Economic Integration in the EU

    EC545 - Economics of the Labour Market

    EC546 - Games for Economics and Business

    EC547 - Industrial Economics

    EC548 - International Finance

    EC549 - International Trade

    EC550 - Monetary Economics

    EC553 - Public Economics

    EC562 - Economics of Finance 1

    EC563 - Economics of Finance 2

    EC565 - Extended Economics Essay

    EC567 - Economics of Gender, Children and the Family

    EC568 - World Economics and Financial History: From the 19th Century to the Pre

    EC569 - Economic Growth

    EC570 - Microeconomics of Development

    EC571 - Agricultural, Food and Natural Resource Economics

    SA503 - A Future for the Welfare State? Social Change, Challenge and Crisis

    SA519 - The Social Politics of Food

    SA525 - Education,Training and Social Policy

    SA531 - The Care and Protection of Children and Families

    SO505 - Sociology of Crime and Deviance

    SO506 - Popular Culture, Media and Society

    SO509 - Health, Illness and Medicine

    SO525 - Environmental Politics

    SO532 - Mental Health

    SO533 - Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice

    SO534 - Violence and Society

    SO535 - Youth and Crime

    SO536 - Criminal Justice in Modern Britain:Development, Issues and Politics

    SO537 - Race and Racism

    SO538 - Childhood, Society and Children's Rights

    SO539 - Environmental Policy and Practice

    SO575 - Poverty, Inequality and Social Security

    SO594 - Terrorism and Modern Society

    SO595 - Reproductive Health Policy in Britain

    SO601 - Welfare in Modern Britain

    SO602 - Social Research Methods

    SO603 - Health and Health Policy

    SO645 - The Third Sector: Charities and Social Enterprises in Modern Societies

    SO657 - Digital Culture

    SO659 - Risk and Society

    SO668 - The Sociology of Work

    SO676 - Cultures of Embodiment

    SO678 - Caring for Vulnerable Adults: Understanding Social Care

    SO679 - Research Dissertation

    SO684 - Globalization and Development

    SO689 - Drugs, Culture and Control

    SO702 - Sociology and Social Politics of the Family

    SO709 - Modern Chinese Societies

    SO710 - War, Atrocity and Genocide

    SO712 - Urban Sociology

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6.5

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test.


    Home/EU students

    The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications, typical requirements are listed below, students offering alternative qualifications should contact the Admissions Office for further advice. It is not possible to offer places to all students who meet this typical offer/minimum requirement.

    Qualification Typical offer/minimum requirement
    • A level:ABB including B in Mathematics unless AS Mathematics at C or
    • GCSE Mathematics at A has already been obtained GCSE:Mathematics grade A
    • Access to HE Diploma:The University of Kent will not necessarily make conditional offers to all access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If an offer is made candidates will be required to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.
    • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma):The university will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF;OCR) on a case by case basis please contact us via the enquiries tab for further advice on your individual circumstances.
    • International Baccalaureate:34 points overall or 16 points at HL including IB Mathematics 4 at HL or SL (Mathematics Studies not accepted)

    International students

    The University receives applications from over 140 different nationalities and consequently will consider applications from prospective students offering a wide range of international qualifications. Our International Development Office will be happy to advise prospective students on entry requirements. See our International Student website for further information about our country-specific requirements.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Kent.


    Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. Our 2015 financial support package includes a £6,000 cash bursary spread over the duration of your course. For Ts&Cs and to find out more, visit our Scholarships site.

    General scholarships

    Scholarships are available for excellence in academic performance, sport and music and are awarded on merit. For further information on the range of awards available and to make an application see our scholarships website.

    The Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence

    At Kent we recognise, encourage and reward excellence. We have created the Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence, which will be awarded to any applicant who achieves a minimum of AAA over three A levels, or the equivalent qualifications as specified on our funding pages. Please note that details of the scholarship for 2015 entry have not yet been finalised and are subject to change.

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