Sociology at Brunel is ranked 47th in UK and 3rd in London (The Complete University Guide, 2019).
Add media studies to your study of sociology and you'll be able to explore and specialise in areas such as the social impact of the new media, the Internet and other information and communications technologies, media discourse, media policy and regulation. This course is designed to give you a contemporary understanding of the social and intellectual dimensions of the media and communications industries. The focus of study is upon all aspects of societal relations: its personal, social and cultural dimensions. We have a strong research reputation that enhances all our undergraduate teaching, with particular expertise in areas such as: social structures and social change; the role of science and the media; race and ethnicity; and power, inequality and prejudice in modern societies. Sociology at Brunel is ranked 49th in UK, 4th in London, and Brunel Communication and Media Studies is ranked 33rd in the UK and 5th in London (The Complete University Guide, 2018). On a four year thick sandwich degree you will typically spend the whole of Year 3 on placement.
Level 1: Making Sense of Culture and Society; Researching Culture and Society; Contemporary Society and Media Exploring Identity and Power; Key Ideas in Sociology; Key Ideas in Media. Level 2 Compulsory: Research in Practice; Visual Cultures; Social Media and Networked Cultures. Optional: Creative Industries, Fashion and Culture; Bodies and Society; Sociology of Everyday Life; Deviant Identities; Media Genres. Level 3 Compulsory: Sociology (Media) Dissertation or Sociology (Media) Dissertation (Practice). Optional: Digital Cultures; Racism, Identity and Difference; Comedy, the Media and Society; Changing Audiences; Beyond Human; Global Cities: Spaces and Culture.
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Great staff and a mixed, international crowd of students and staff. The union offers plenty of great opportunities to volunteer and join societies that really help you experience new things and meet new people. The campus is really tight so everyone gets on and you’ll make loads of friends. Uxbridge is alright, campus wise, with Liquid and the Union doing most of your nights out and London an hour away on the train if you fancy the big city to do some shopping or the like.
Provisional for Year 1 for Channel Islands at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for EU at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for International at £15,400
The university is very friendly, there are a lot of events going on and the lectures are very in-depth but also requires further reading (of course). The university is huge so you are bound to make friends. The university is close to the town centre where all shops are available. There are also tube links to central London (Piccadilly line)
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