Middle Eastern Studies and Sociology BA (Full time) 2018 start
UCAS code: TL6H
Start date: September 2018
3 years full time
Typical A-level offer: ABB
UK/EU fees See fees section below
International fees £17,500 (per year)
IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any component
Study abroad option: Yes
Work placement option: Yes
Middle Eastern Studies is an interdisciplinary approach to the politics, history and cultures of a complex and fascinating region. Core modules will introduce you to the diversity of cultures, religions and ethnicities in the region as well as Arabic and Islamic history. Youll then develop specialist knowledge with your choice of optional modules, from the Arabic media and popular culture to the Arab-Israeli Conflict and democratisation in the Middle East and North Africa.
Sociology allows you to study the ways in which societies and institutions are structured and organised, as well as the effects they have on human behaviour. Core modules introduce you to key theories and approaches in sociology and how they apply to todays society. You then develop this knowledge in optional modules allowing you to explore important and often controversial issues such as drug policy, crime, the sex trade, family dynamics, disability rights and protest movements.Back to top
A Joint Honours degree allows you to study the same core topics as students on each Single Honours course, but you’ll take fewer options and discovery modules so you can fit in both subjects. You’ll also undertake a major research project in either subject in your final year.
Middle Eastern Studies
Youll be introduced to early Arab and Islamic history in your first year to put your studies into context, while exploring the diversity of the Middle East. In the following year youll take core modules exploring the recent history and different cultures of the region, and may have the chance to study optional modules. In your final year, youll explore Middle East politics and choose from further options relating to Middle Eastern politics and culture.
In your first year youll study core modules introducing you to the methods, concepts and approaches of sociology, applying them to contemporary society and looking at the patterns that underlie social change in the long term. Youll develop your knowledge of sociological problems in the following year and gain specialist knowledge through your choice of a wide range of optional modules on topics like crime and urban disorders. Youll choose further options in your final year on a wide range of topics, from child and family studies to disability studies.
|Early and Medieval Islamic History||20 credits|
|Introduction to the Middle East: Politics, Culture and Religion||20 credits|
|IT for LCS Students||5 credits|
|Sociology of Modern Societies||20 credits|
|Formations of Modernity||20 credits|
|Politics, Culture and Society||20 credits|
|Discourse, Culture and Identity||20 credits|
|Culture and Society in the Arab World||20 credits|
|Modern Middle Eastern History||20 credits|
|Central Problems in Sociology||20 credits|
|Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict||20 credits|
|Contemporary Arabic Media||20 credits|
|Sociology and Social Policy Research Methods||20 credits|
|The Sociology of Culture||20 credits|
|Sociology of Work||20 credits|
|Urban Disorders, Social Divisions and Social Control||20 credits|
|Middle Eastern Politics: Regimes, Societies and Conflict||20 credits|
|Authoritarianism and Democratisation in the Arab World||20 credits|
|Governing Cultures, Identities and Emotions||20 credits|
|Citizenship, Identity and Social Change||20 credits|
|Postcolonialism and Critical Muslim Studies||20 credits|
|Sociology of Consumerism||20 credits|
|Class in Everyday Life||20 credits|
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Entry requirements, fees and applying
GCSE: grade 4/C in Mathematics.
Access to HE Diploma
Pass diploma with 60 credits overall, including at least 45 credits at level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Grade 4/C in Mathematics at GCSE is required. An interview and a piece of written work may also be required.
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM. Other BTEC qualifications are also considered. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.
M1, M1, M1
34 points overall including 16 at Higher Level with 5 points in Mathematics at Standard Level
Irish Highers (Leaving Certificate)
H2, H2, H2, H3, H3, H3
Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers
BB in Advanced Highers and AABBB in Highers, or B in Advanced Highers and AAABB in Highers, or AABBBB in Highers
European Baccalaureate: 77%.
When an applicant is taking the EPQ in a relevant subject this might be considered alongside other Level 3 qualifications and may attract an alternative offer in addition to the standard offer. If you are taking A Levels, this would be BBB at A Level and grade A in the EPQ.
Find out more about Access to Leeds and alternative admissions.
Typical Access to Leeds offer: BBC at A Level and pass Access to Leeds.
We accept a wide range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information contact the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies admissions team.
English language requirementsIELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.
How to apply
UK/EU: See fees section below
International: £17,500 (per year)
For UK and non-UK EU full-time students starting in 2018, the fee for 2018/19 will be £9,250.
The fee for undergraduate students starting in 2019 will be confirmed in September 2018.
Read more about paying fees and charges.
Studying for a Joint Honours degree allows you to gain an in-depth knowledge of two subjects and demonstrates that youre intellectually versatile. Your degree will equip you with a wide range of skills across different disciplines that employers actively seek.
Youll have good research skills, and youll be able to analyse complex information from multiple sources before drawing your own conclusions. Youll then be able to communicate and defend your views clearly, either verbally or in writing. In addition, youll have strong research and organisational skills and be confident working independently or in a team.
All of these qualities are very attractive to employers, and graduates have pursued careers reflecting the diversity of their degrees. Theyve gone on to be successful in education, the media, law, publishing, the civil service, business and finance and the charity sector to name a few. Many others have also pursued postgraduate study.
On this course you have the opportunity to apply to spend time abroad, usually as an extra academic year. The University has partnerships with more than 400 universities worldwide and popular destinations for our students include Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Africa and Latin America.
Find out more at the Study Abroad website.
Practical work experience can help you decide on your career and improve your employability. On this course you have the option to apply to take a placement year module with organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors in the UK, or overseas.
Find out more about work experience on the Careers website.
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