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BA (Hons) History and Sociology

University of Greenwich
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Course UCAS code: VL13
Qualification type:
  • BA (Hons), Full-time , Duration: 3 Years
Course Summary:
**This degree in history and sociology explores modern British, European and world history through the perspective of contentious issues in society, such as gender, ethnicity and social justice.** **Why study this at Greenwich?** * This programme will allow you to combine the study of history and sociology * Study at a World Heritage Site, itself a living legacy of British scientific, maritime and imperial history, as well as a thriving multicultural centre * The history pathway explores a wide range of historical topics, from global events to community history, and from witchcraft to the World Wars * We take full advantage of our historically and culturally rich location and proximity to central London, incorporating visits to museums and archives into our courses * Develop research skills professional skills through a work placement * Sociology is an innovative and vibrant subject offering students the opportunity to study courses covering a range of issues from consumer culture to social justice, from gender and identity to global relations * Offers a broad foundation in sociological thinking and critique as well as the opportunity to do focused research on topics of your choice This programme will allow you to combine the study of history and sociology. You will study at a World Heritage Site, itself a living legacy of British scientific, maritime and imperial history, as well as a thriving multicultural centre of contemporary Britain. **Living history** The history pathway explores a wide range of historical topics, from global events to community history, and from witchcraft to the World Wars. We take full advantage of our historically and culturally rich location and proximity to central London, incorporating visits to museums and archives into our courses and offer opportunities for you to develop your research skills and to develop practical and professional skills through a work placement. **Applied sociology** The sociology element of this programme will allow you to specialise in the study of applied sociology. Sociology is an innovative and vibrant subject offering students the opportunity to study courses covering a range of issues from consumer culture to social justice, from gender and identity to global relations. A broad foundation in sociological thinking and critique is offered while also supporting you to pursue your own ideas and interests through focused research. **Ranking** Our sociology courses are ranked first in London for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017. **Outcomes** The aims of the programme are: * To provide students with a substantial grounding in modern British, European and world history * To enhance understanding of important and controversial issues in society, including debates about gender, ethnicity, crime and deviance, social justice, global politics, and cultural production and consumption * To nurture the development of open, creative and critical thinkers who are able to apply these qualities of mind in a variety of intellectual contexts * To provide a structure and an environment in which skills relevant to citizenship, employability and lifelong learning may be developed.
Modules:
**Year 1** * Students are required to study the following compulsory courses. * Introducing History: Ideas and Practice (30 credits) * The Changing Faces of Britain 1707 – 1918 (30 credits) * Inequality and Social Change (30 credits) * Applying Sociology (15 credits) * Self in Society (15 credits) **Year 2** Students are required to study the following compulsory courses. * Key Thinkers in Sociology (30 credits) Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options. * Education and Social Formation (30 credits) * Drug Use in Society (30 credits) Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options. * 'The People's War': The Second World War, Society, Culture and Legacy (15 credits) * Island Nation: Britain and the Sea 1805 - Present (15 credits) * Atlantic Worlds 1650-1783 (15 credits) * Empire and Nation in the Middle East (15 credits) * Remaking English Society, c. 1550-1760 (15 credits) * Witchcraft in Early Modern England and New England (15 credits) * History Work Placement (30 credits) * Footprints of Everyday Life: The Environmental History of Modern Britain (15 credits) * Global Exploration at Sea: From Columbus to Scott (15 credits) **Year 3** Students are required to study the following compulsory courses. * Gender, Race and Crime (15 credits) * Sociology of Gender and Sexuality (15 credits) Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options. * History Work Placement (30 credits) * The History Dissertation (30 credits) Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options. * A Global History of Genocide (30 credits) * Gendering the British: Nation, Citizenship & Rights (30 credits) * Britain and the Suppression of the Slave trade 1807-1867 (15 credits) * Cities of the Sultans: Life in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire (15 credits) Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options. * Migration and Citizenship (15 credits) * Family and Society (15 credits) * Globalisation: Social and Political Perspectives (15 credits) * Family Policy (15 credits)
Assessment Methods:
Assessment is through both formative and summative coursework tasks and examinations. Coursework takes a range of forms, and can include: * Individual and group projects * Oral and screencast presentations * Critical commentaries on primary and secondary sources * Online portfolios, blogging and podcasting * Analytical essays * Work placements Feedback on assessments is given within three working weeks of submission, and offers students constructive advice on the strengths of submitted work and areas for improvement.
Application deadline details:

15 January

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Greenwich is seriously the nicest part of London! It’s a lovely little suburb, with great little shops, pubs with atmosphere and character, and the park, which is beautiful no matter what time of year. The one thing it isn’t is cheap, but the eagle eyed among you will be able to find the right deals and cheaper nights out in the city – New Cross is a short bus ride away and has plenty of nice, cheap(er) pubs. The course itself was great, with the lovely accommodation being the crowning touch of my experience.

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  • JoyceRuben98's avatar by JoyceRuben98 on 24th January 2019
    My experience so far in the uni is so far but for others it could be different and my the weeks I’ve got classes is just Tuesdays and Thursdays and their both long hours but still it’s good like I don’t feel like I’m falling behind on stuff
  • by Anonymous on 13th September 2015
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