This combination of subjects will give you an insightful look inside how modern day society functions, while exploring the key themes within English literature through a variety of texts. Studying sociology and English literature together will especially equip you with transferable skills involving communication and an understanding of human behaviour.
Our two-year fast-track degrees are awarded by the University of Surrey. They have been created so that you can:
Based at Farnborough College of Technology, we offer classroom-based lectures, a small campus experience and plenty of personalised support. This makes us a popular choice locally for those who want to study higher education in a down-to-earth setting – where you won’t get lost in the crowd.
Modules chosen at Level 5 and Level 6 will define the particular degree title awarded, of either BA (Hons) English Literature with Sociology or BA (Hons) Sociology with English Literature.
English literature is naturally an ideal subject for those with a passion for books, reading, and the spoken word. We encounter literature every day - in books, magazines, poetry, advertising, plays, song lyrics, and TV boxsets. The ability to analyse these texts and their subtle meanings is a skill that could lead to a range of interesting careers.
At Farnborough, you will read a range of stimulating and diverse texts. This ranges from the Renaissance period to the modern day while learning about historical contexts, gender and literature, poetic language and more along the way.
A degree in English will hone your own communication skills and encourage creative writing – skills that can help set you apart from other graduates when starting your new career.
Sociology is an enlightening subject for those who like to think about social issues in the world, such as inequality, sexuality, class and mass media. Studying these fascinating topics with us will encourage you to think objectively about why people behave in certain ways. You will be considering questions such as:
What role does crime play in shaping society? How can society address inequality? Why doesn’t society do more to improve global issues?
During your degree, you will uncover the theories that seek to explain why some groups of people can flourish together, while others try to tear each other apart. You will delve into contemporary theories and discover how different cultures fit into our society.
As a sociology student, your critical-thinking skills will be honed as you begin to broaden your understanding of society and its relationship with our everyday lives.
A limited number of £2,000 cash bursaries are available to eligible new undergraduates in their first year. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply on our Finance webpage.
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The style of teaching and learning used in this programme has been carefully designed to suit the subject matter. We recognise that students learn in various ways, so we use a range of different teaching methods and situations to best deliver the learning outcomes for each module. The range of teaching and learning methods used in this programme includes:
Level 4 (Year 1: September – April)
The aim of the Level 4 programme is to give you a thorough grounding in a both sociology and English literature. Typical topics studied include:
You will also benefit from a course in academic skills for degree students.
Level 5 (April in Year 1 – December in Year 2)
Level 5 of the programme offers you the opportunity to develop your skills in more depth in a range of topics. Options are chosen from the following:
Level 6 (January in Year 2 to July in Year 2)
In the final Level of study you have the opportunity to specialise in your chosen area. For example:
In addition to taught modules a dissertation will allow you to conduct research and investigate a topic in greater depth.
A wide range of assessment methods are used in this programme, which have been chosen to suit the subject material being taught. The range of assessment methods you will experience will give you the confidence and capability to complete an honours degree and progress further in your career. Your tutor will be on hand to provide support during the assessment process and discuss any queries you may have.
The range of assessment methods used in this programme includes:
The structure of our programmes follows educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the Programme Specification documents found under our Quality Assurance page, including further details such as the learning outcomes.
As a joint honours graduate, you could start a career in either of the two subjects you have studied. You could also look into studying a Masters in a subject related to your degree.
There are a wide number of careers where your new degree will be relavant. Some of the examples below may require extra training and experience first. Please speak to our careers advisers to discover which career routes are best for you.
Jobs directly related to English literature degrees include:
Jobs where an English literature degree might be useful include:
Jobs directly related to degrees in sociology include:
Jobs where a degree in sociology might be useful include:
You can apply for this higher education course in the following ways:
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