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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sociology

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023

Campus

University of Auckland

Summary

Further your study and enhance you career potential with advanced courses and supervised research alongside some of New Zealand’s leading scholars.

Programme overview

After graduating with a BA, you can complete a one-year Bachelor of Arts (Honours) as a qualification in its own right. Alternatively, it can be a pathway to a further year of study in a Master of Arts programme.

The BA(Hons) is an opportunity to extend your understanding of an academic area that you already find intellectually rewarding and personally meaningful. There's also the option of pursuing a subject that's different from your undergraduate major so long as you have the required background.

During your honours year, you can deepen your knowledge in small classes with some of New Zealand’s leading scholars. It's a great opportunity to hone skills that will be an advantage in any career.

Semester Two admission may not be available for some subjects.

Sociology

Sociology explores topical social issues and seeks to understand the modern world.

Sociology pays special attention to questions of power and social justice. It places particular emphasis on theory, research methods and social policy.

By studying Sociology you can examine and analyse different aspects of modern society such as popular culture and the media, sexuality, ethnic identities, crime, religion, social justice and the family.

Where can Sociology take you?

Sociology develops analytical and research skills. Sociology graduates have careers in policy analysis, central and local government, the media and journalism, social and health research, business, marketing and union advocacy.

Programme structure

120 points
Advanced taught courses (75 or 90 points)
A small research project such as a dissertation (usually 30 or 45 points)
You may be able to include up to 30 points from other subjects
One year full-time
The structure of your programme depends on the subject that you are studying.

Where could this programme take you?

The BA(Hons) can enhance your career potential by taking your transferable skills and specialist knowledge to the next level. You will develop insights and solutions, sharpen your analysis of complex information, and formulate robust arguments. The enduring experience of honours-level study can steer you in many different directions as you prepare for the future world of work.

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Further study options

Master of Arts
Master of Conflict and Terrorism Studies
Master of Heritage Conservation
Master of Indigenous Studies
Master of Public Policy
MTESOL

Entry criteria

Taught 120 points

You need to have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution) in a similar discipline to your intended subject. You will require a GPE of 5.0.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

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