bsc. Sociology with law


Is this programme for me?
This degree provides you with an opportunity to investigate and analyse specific examples of law, social theories, aspects of social action, social processes and institutions. It will enable you to understand these in the context of your own society and to compare different types of social life and societies. It will give you an opportunity to examine theories about the nature of social existence and change and to study these in relation to the State and the legal framework. The approach will be broadly theoretical but you will develop your analytical skills in both law and sociology.

Programme aims

  • an opportunity to develop skills in the close reading of key texts that have shaped the discipline of sociology; an introduction to the key methods that sociologists use to research all aspects of social life.
  • a wide range of courses which allow you to explore how and why societies have developed in the ways that they have, important questions about the nature of sociological research, as well as ideas about social action and social development and change.
  • an opportunity to develop an understanding of the principal features of law and to understand the operation of the law in a wide social context.

Programme structure
The degree consists of 12 courses when taken through the Standard Route and 9 courses through the Graduate Entry Route.

Prestige and career progression
The programme has been developed by academics at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), regarded as an international centre of academic excellence and innovation in the social sciences. The degree is particularly suited to those who wish to work in areas such as teaching, media, journalism, development, social work and government departments – especially those in the criminal justice system. It also provides a good basis for further academic study.

Flexible study at a reasonable cost
You have between 3-8 years to complete the programme (or a minimum of 2 years on the Graduate Entry Route). The total fee payable to the University is £3,528 for the Standard Route. The Graduate Entry Route costs £2,667. Please note that these figures do not reflect any annual fee increase and assume completion in the minimum study period permitted.

Study materials
The study materials that we send you include:

  • Strategies for success – an academic advice and study skills handbook containing information about study techniques, planning your studies, making the best use of resources and preparing for examinations.
  • Student handbook.
  • Subject guides (offering advice on how to use textbooks).
  • Past exam papers and Examiners' reports - these resources are updated annually and are available to download.
  • Regulations.

Study support and online resources
You can either study independently at a pace that suits you, or enrol for additional classes at a local institution (either full time or part time) and benefit from the more formalized support this provides.

LSE arranges a Study weekend in February each year. This consists of short courses desgined to help you with examination preparation and technique. You will also have the opportunity to discuss your studies with subject specialists.

LSE also runs a Summer School each year, usually from July to mid-August, to which all students are welcome.

Online resources including Examiners' reports and past exam papers, the Student handbook, Regulations, course information sheets, reading lists, a ‘News and notices’ section. It also contains the first four chapters of subject guides for most courses. On registering you will also gain access to the Virtual Learning Environment.

Online Library giving access to Justis.com, JSTOR, ABI/INFORM, Academic Search Premier and Business Source Premier

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