BSc Business & Sociology

Bachelor's degree

In Birmingham

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  • Type

    Bachelor's degree

  • Location


This course is designed to develop your sociological analysis and research skills and a comprehensive understanding of the various functions of management.



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Birmingham (West Midlands)
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West Midlands, B4 7ET

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About this course

Entry requirements
ABB-BBB from three subjects.

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Course programme

4 years full-time with integrated placement year

UCAS Code: LN31

Typical offers:
A Levels: ABB-BBB from three subjects.

Whilst the grades listed here are our entry requirements, we understand that predicted grades are only an estimate. We will therefore consider applicants with predicted grades that fall below these entry requirements if the application is of a high standard. However, any offer made will not be lower than stated above. In addition to your predicted grades, when making offers we also consider your previous academic performance (eg GCSEs), your school/college reference and the commitment and motivation you demonstrate for your chosen course via the personal statement. Applicants and their teachers/advisers are welcome to contact us with individual queries about entry qualifications via If you already have your grades and would like to check your suitability for one of our courses please contact us via e-mail. Applicants and their teachers/advisers are welcome to contact us with individual queries about entry qualifications via .

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IB: 33 points
BTEC, Access & other: Students applying with BTEC or Access qualifications are considered on individual basis.

Specific subject requirements: GCSE: Maths & English at grade C/4 or above.

The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.

Tuition fees 2017/18: £9,250 (£1,250 during placement year) for UK/EU students. £14,630 (£2,500 during placement year) for overseas students. .

Applicants receiving offers are invited to an open day.

  • This course is designed to develop your sociological analysis and research skills and a comprehensive understanding of the various functions of management.

    You will develop an informed understanding of the major debates shaping today’s society, and cultivate a wider ‘sociological imagination’ of the contemporary world. You will establish foundations in sociological approaches to gender, ‘race’, class and sexuality. This will feed into higher level courses that deal with more complex issues including the relationship between science and ‘race’, reproductive politics, corporate power, climate change, ageing, religion and media power.

    You’ll study the theories, principles and underlying concepts of the main functions of management and develop a strong understanding of business models and processes. You’ll examine how strategic decision-making within organisations takes place, and develop the ability to recognise and analyse the economic, technical, financial, social and organisational parameters within which modern managers make decisions.

    Your placement year will give you the opportunity to apply your key skills and competencies within a real work-based situation.

    Sample module options: The modules below are indicative only. When an offer is made, students will receive a detailed programme specification which forms part of our terms and conditions.


    Year 1

    Core modules:
    Introduction to Social Theory
    Becoming a Social Scientist
    Introductory Accounting for Business
    Introduction to organisation Behaviour
    Introduction to Marketing Management
    Economic Environment of Business

    Year 2

    Core modules:
    Understanding Social Theory
    Research Methods
    Advanced Research Methods
    Management Accounting
    Operations Management
    Business Policy
    Business Game
    Business Economics
    Business, Government and Society

    And a choice of optional modules:
    Advanced Social Theory
    Global Society
    Embodiment and Feminist Theory
    Media and Society
    Kith and Kin
    Health Matters
    The Social Life of Stuff
    Crime, Subversion and Injustice
    Race and Racisms
    Contested Cities and Changing Neighbourhoods
    Welfare States and Welfare Change

    Year 3

    You will spend this year in a professional placement or you may choose to take up an international study opportunity at one of our partner institutions. This year is compulsory for all UK and EU students.

    See placement year section or find out more about the Aston placement year.

    Final Year


    Dissertation (Sociology)
    Value Based Strategy

    Choose from the following optional modules:
    Ageing, Society, Policy
    Work, Organisations and Society
    Racism, Class and Gender
    Contemporary Social Movements
    Corporate Power in a Globalised World
    Sport, Culture and Society
    Pregnancy and Politics: Cultural Norms and Family Policy
    Learning to Labour? Education and Society
    Religion and Society
    International Migration and Policy
    Popular Music and Society
    Health Policy
    Challenges to Climate Change
    The citizen and the State
    Food and Society in a Global Context

    Choice of business options totalling 40 credits:
    Theories and Practice of Leadership
    Psychology & Work
    International Marketing
    International Operations
    Effective Project Delivery
    Entrepreneurial Management
    Learning, Training and Development in Organisations
    Business Ethics
    Consumer Research and the Customer Experience

BSc Business & Sociology

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