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BASociology with Human Rights

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Overview

Our course provides a thorough training in the major areas of sociology and human rights. Growing your understanding of both fields, and developing a wide array of practical research skills, you are encouraged to explore and address the broadest questions about our society. You cover the many different social tensions, interactions and networks that make up everyday life, as well as the definition, development, and abuse of rights around the globe. With an impressive range of optional modules to choose from, you can engage your curiosity about a wide range of topics such as:

- Forms of democracy
- Principles and practices of human rights
- Ethics and public policy
- Citizenship, multiculturalism and human rights
- Social divisions and inequality

You also have the opportunity to complete a supervised dissertation on a topic that inspires you, encouraging you to think differently and connect with live issues and debates, and preparing you for your graduate career.

Our Department of Sociology was rated top 10 in the UK for research quality (REF 2014), and we consistently receive strong student satisfaction scores, including 91% overall student satisfaction in 2014.

Programme structure

Year 1

Foundations of Human Rights
The Sociological Imagination
Researching Social Life I
Introduction to United States Sociology (optional)
Politics and Power (optional)

Year 2

Human Rights Organisations: International and Regional Institutions
Social Dimensions of Human Rights
Researching Social Life II
Continuity and Controversy in Sociology: Sociological Analysis II
Race, Class & Gender (optional)
Stratification Across the Life Course: Inequalities From Cradle to Grave (optional)

Final year

Selected Issues in Human Rights
Current Disputes in Sociology: Sociological Analysis III
Research Project: Sociology
Globalisation and Crime (optional)

Career opportunities

Our students are in demand from a wide range of employers in a host of occupations, including local and central government, NGOs, social work, market research, project management, fundraising, auditing, marketing, case-work, youth and community work, voluntary sector management and lobbying.

Our recent graduates have gone on to work for a wide range of high-profile companies including:

The Institute of Public Finance
Guardian Professional
Home Officer
Synergy Healthcare Research
Ipsos-Mori

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States