Management and Sociology BA Hons - 2019 Entry

UCAS Code
NL23

Entry Year
2019

A Level Requirements
AAB see all requirements see all requirements

Duration
Full time 3 Year(s)

Course Overview

How does organisational management and the reaction of employees affect our society? How do organisations shape our identities? In what way do their actions influence the world? These are the types of questions this degree tries to answer.

This degree is flexible enough to be tailored to your interests and career aspirations. You will be taught by renowned academics in our Department of Organisation, Work and Technology (OWT) and our Department of Sociology. Your selection can focus on topics from Sociology, or be a balance between this and Management subjects. Our teaching approach blends academic material with practical insights and exercises.

You don't need an A level in Sociology as all first year students study The Sociological Imagination, looking at key themes such as the relationship between self and power. We will also teach you about key themes and issues in Management and Organisation. You will be encouraged to think critically about topics such as technology, sustainability and ethics.

In your second year, you will choose from options such as Human Resource Development, Organisational Psychology, Managing Knowledge, Data and Information Systems and Business Ethics.

Your final year sees you selecting options which range from Organisational Change to Media in the Global Age, Living with Capitalism to Violence and Society.

Our graduates leave with a critical understanding of the significance and role of organisations and management in modern industrialised societies. As your degree covers social and civic processes, it is an excellent foundation for careers in the Civil Service, government and charities. Others choose roles in human resource management, management consultancy, the media and marketing.

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    How does organisational management and the reaction of employees affect our society? How do organisations shape our identities? In what way do their actions influence the world? These are the types of questions this degree tries to answer.

    This degree is flexible enough to be tailored to your interests and career aspirations. You will be taught by renowned academics in our Department of Organisation, Work and Technology (OWT) and our Department of Sociology. Your selection can focus on topics from Sociology, or be a balance between this and Management subjects. Our teaching approach blends academic material with practical insights and exercises.

    You don't need an A level in Sociology as all first year students study The Sociological Imagination, looking at key themes such as the relationship between self and power. We will also teach you about key themes and issues in Management and Organisation. You will be encouraged to think critically about topics such as technology, sustainability and ethics.

    In your second year, you will choose from options such as Human Resource Development, Organisational Psychology, Managing Knowledge, Data and Information Systems and Business Ethics.

    Your final year sees you selecting options which range from Organisational Change to Media in the Global Age, Living with Capitalism to Violence and Society.

    Our graduates leave with a critical understanding of the significance and role of organisations and management in modern industrialised societies. As your degree covers social and civic processes, it is an excellent foundation for careers in the Civil Service, government and charities. Others choose roles in human resource management, management consultancy, the media and marketing.

  • Entry Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    Grade Requirements

    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.

    Other Qualifications

    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.

    Contact Admissions Team + 44 (0) 1524 592028 or via ugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    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.

    Year 1

      Core

    Year 2

      Core

      Optional

    Year 3

      Optional

    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.

  • Careers

    Careers

    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.

  • Fees and Funding

    Fees and Funding

    Fees

    Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12-month session, starting in the October of your year of study.

    Our Undergraduate Tuition Fees for 2019/20 are:

    UK/EU Overseas
    £9,250 £17,600

    Tuition fees for programmes are set annually for all new and continuing students. If you are studying on a course of more than one year’s duration, the fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year. Such increases are normally calculated based on increases in the costs incurred by the institution, or in relation to UK government regulations which set the maximum fee for certain categories of student.

    For the majority of undergraduate students, the most recent annual increase was 2.8%. Any change in fee rates will be communicated to students and applicants prior to the start of the academic year in question, and normally at least eight months prior to enrolment. Further details can be found in our Terms and Conditions.

    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.

    Funding

    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. 

About the Department

Over the past 50 years, the Department of Organisation, Work and Technology has built a strong reputation in areas including human resource management, employment relations, ethics, sustainability and more. As a student in this department, you will benefit from the expertise of our academic departmental members, who are specialists across wider social sciences and management backgrounds. You will study topics shaped by contemporary issues through our strong industry connections, and you’ll find all the support, guidance and opportunities you need to help you achieve your potential and launch a successful career.

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