History and Sociology, BA Hons

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 historyThe 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 read more

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3 years full time

6 years part time

Overview

Overview

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.

What you'll study

For information on courses for this programme click here.

Entry requirements

Please note: Entry requirements may change during Clearing.

 Applicants from a UK educational background:

300 UCAS points of which 260 points or more are from A2 or an equivalent qualification.

You'll also need GCSEs at grade C or above in English and mathematics.

We accept alternative qualifications including:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Scottish Highers 
  • Irish Highers.

General studies is not normally accepted.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

 Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Further to showing equivalent qualifications to UK applicants, international applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). 

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 20 8331 8136.

 In addition:

  • You may be invited to an interview
  • We welcome applications from mature students.

Extra information

Assessment

Assessment is through examinations and coursework tasks including:

  • Individual and group projects
  • Presentations
  • Critical reviews
  • Portfolios
  • Conventional analytical essays.

Careers

Careers are available in research, teaching, administration and government, librarianship and information services, museums and heritage management, journalism, publishing and the arts. Some career options may require further study.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

Greenwich Campus

The university's largest campus is centred on three baroque buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren at the end of the 17th century.

DLR Cutty Sark (approx. 3 min walk)

Greenwich and Maze Hill (approx. 8 walk)

Greenwich Pier - Ferry service (3 min walk)

TFL buses frequently run close by.

Public 'Pay and display' car parks nearby.

Campus bus service every half hour between campuses.

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