What Will You Study
Lancaster’s Management and Sociology degree gives you the opportunity to benefit from teaching by renowned academics in our Department of Organisation Work and Technology (OWT) and our Department of Sociology.
Your degree will help you understand how organisations shape our identities and how their actions affect the societies we live in. You’ll graduate with a critical understanding of the significance and role of organisations and management in modern industrialised societies.
In your first year you’ll gain a thorough overview of both subjects with modules including Management and Organisational Behaviour and Sociology. In your second and third years, you’ll choose from an extensive list of optional courses, analysing in detail a range of topics such as Managing People; Business Ethics; Consumer Culture and Advertising; Living with Capitalism; Human Resource Management, and Technology in Organisation.
- Criminology and Sociology : BA Hons
- Environmental Sustainability in Contemporary China : BA Hons
- Film and Sociology : BA Hons
- Film and Sociology (Placement Year) : BA Hons
- Film, Media and Cultural Studies : BA Hons
- Film, Media and Cultural Studies (Placement Year) : BA Hons
- International Management in Contemporary China : BA Hons
- International Relations in Contemporary China : BA Hons
- Management and Human Resources : BSC Hons
- Management and Human Resources (Industry) : BSc Hons
- Management and Human Resources (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons
- Management and Information Technology : BSc Hons
- Management and Organisational Behaviour : BSc Hons
- Management and Organisational Behaviour (Industry) : BSc Hons
- Management and Organisational Behaviour (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons
- Management and Psychology : BA Hons
- Management, Politics and International Relations (Industry) : BSc Hons
- Media and Cultural Studies : BA Hons
- Media and Cultural Studies (Placement Year) : BA Hons
- Politics and Sociology : BA Hons
- Politics, International Relations and Management : BSc Hons
- Religious Studies and Sociology : BA Hons
- Social Work : BA Hons
- Social Work, Ethics and Religion : MSocial Work Hons
- Sociology : BA Hons
- Sociology (Placement Year) : BA Hons
Many of Lancaster's degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their main specialism. You will be able to study a range of modules, some examples of which are listed below.
- Introduction to Sociology
- Management and Organisation in Context
- Management, Organisations and Work: Key Issues and Debates
- Analysing Organisations
- Business Ethics
- Human Resource Development
- Human Resource Management
- Making sense of social data
- Management and the Natural Environment: Ethics and Sustainability I
- Managing Knowledge, Data and Information Systems
- Organisational Psychology
- Skills for researching social life
- Classic Encounters
- Disasters: Why do things go wrong?
- Feminism and Social Change
- Health, Life and Bodies
- Human Resource Management: Theory and Practice
- Independent Dissertation Project
- International Human Resource Management
- Living with Capitalism: Class, Distribution and Recognition
- Media in a Global Age
- Modernity and its Discontents
- Nations and Migration
- Organisational Change
- Organising in the Digital Age: Power, Technology and Identity
- Psychological Approaches to Managing Change
- Society and Drugs
- Technology and Organisation: Society and Risk
- Violence and Society
Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at least three modules which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects. A higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster visit our Teaching and Learning section.
Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.
A Level AAB
GCSE Mathematics grade C or 4, English Language grade C or 4
IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each component. For other English language qualifications we accept, please see our English language requirements webpages.
International Baccalaureate 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects
BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction
We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualification. Further guidance on admission to the University, including other qualifications that we accept, frequently asked questions and information on applying, can be found on our general admissions webpages.
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Your deep understanding of organisations, and the people who work within them, combined with a range of transferable skills, such as time management, communicating complex ideas effectively and working independently, will make you stand out in a competitive jobs market and open up a variety of career opportunities.
Our graduates go into a wide array of jobs and careers, from mainstream human resource management, in both public and private corporations, to management consultancy and roles in media and marketing. Some of our alumni have set up businesses on their own, both at home and abroad.
Your degree focuses on understanding social and civic processes, so it is also an excellent foundation for careers in the Civil Service, local government, public affairs, charities and social welfare organisations.
Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability awareness, career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.
Lancaster Management School has an award winning careers team to provide a dedicated careers and placement service offering a range of innovative services for management school students. Our high reputation means we attract a wide range of leading global employers to campus offering you the opportunity to interact with graduate recruiters from day 1 of your degree.
Teaching and Learning Methods
At Lancaster we offer a broad range of learning environments which include the traditional lecture-tutorial , interactive workshops, laboratory and practical activities, student-led seminars and web-based delivery.
The modules which make up a programme of study are assessed using a variety of different methods, enabling students to demonstrate their capabilities in a range of ways. Typical coursework assignments include laboratory reports, essays, literature reviews, short tests, poster sessions, group work assessment and oral presentations. Formal examinations include short answer questions, essays and data analysis. Students are supported in the production of final year project reports and dissertations. Details of the assessment methods for individual modules can be accessed via the university's online module catalogue.
In addition to these learning and teaching methods we encourage independent study, meaning you take responsibility for your own learning. For more information visit our Teaching Approach page.
We offer you a variety of stimulating and effective approaches to teaching, learning and assessment. This enables you and your tutors to explore the very latest thinking within your subject and develops your skills in problem solving, analysis and critical reflection, communication, application of knowledge and modern technologies.
As a University, we commit to providing all our undergraduates with a minimum number of contact hours per week, providing you with timely feedback on your work and a maximum number of 15 students per seminar group.
We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2018-19 entry fees have not yet been set.
As a guide, our fees in 2017-18 were:
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Channel Islands and the Isle of Man
Some science and medicine courses have higher fees for students from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. You can find more details here: Island Students.
For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page
Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews.