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2019/20 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Sociology and International Relations

Programme code:BA-SOCI&INTRUCAS code:LL3F
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Andrew Wallace Contact address:a.r.wallace@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

AAB at A-level plus GCSE Mathematics Grade C
International Baccalaureate: 36 Points overall, including 17 at Higher Level

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Sociology and Social Policy

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Sociology and Social Policy

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Sociology/Politics and International Relations

Programme specification:

The proposed programme combines research strengths from both of the contributing Schools. It will provide students with the opportunity to study a combination of modules form both Schools. The programme will complement the existing Faculty portfolio of JH programmes and it is hoped will attract international interest.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

PIED1110Comparative Politics20 creditsSemester 2
PIED1511International Politics20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP1200Sociology of Modern Societies20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP1210Formations of Modernity20 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Students may take 0-20 credits of the following optional modules:

SLSP1160Understanding and Researching the City20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP1170Understanding and Researching Contemporary Society20 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20-40 credits of discovery modules.


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Over levels 2 and 3 taken combined students must take:

- International Relations: a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be at level 3)
- Sociology: a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be at level 3)
- Plus 40 credits in elective modules or further modules in the named subjects.

In order to be eligible for an honours degree, students must meet the normal Rules for Award by passing all modules which are designated to be passed for award or progression and by passing the required number of credits at each level as specified in the Curricular Regulations (at least 200 credits at level 2 or above, of which at least 100 should be at level 3).

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

PIED2501Theories of International Relations20 creditsSemester 1
PIED2558Security Studies20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP2010Sociology and Social Policy Research Methods20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLSP2730Central Problems in Sociology20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits from the following optional modules:

PIED2301Politics and Policy in the EU20 creditsSemester 1
PIED2403Comparative Politics of Pacific Asia20 creditsSemester 2
PIED2448Politics of Contemporary China20 creditsSemester 1
PIED2455State and Politics in Africa20 creditsSemester 1
PIED2463United States Politics20 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study up to 20 credits of discovery modules.


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Over levels 2 and 3 taken combined students must take:

- International Relations: a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be at level 3)
- Sociology: a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be at level 3)
- Plus 40 credits in elective modules or further modules in the named subjects.

In order to be eligible for an honours degree, students must meet the normal Rules for Award by passing all modules which are designated to be passed for award or progression and by passing the required number of credits at each level as specified in the Curricular Regulations (at least 200 credits at level 2 or above, of which at least 100 should be at level 3).

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study one of the following 40 credit compulsory dissertation modules:

PIED3750Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLSP3041Sociology Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

POLIS Dissertation Route:
Candidates will be required to study at least 40 credits from the following Sociology optional modules:

SLSP3065Quantitative Social Research20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP3075Disability and Development20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3101Postcolonialism and Critical Muslim Studies20 creditsNot running in 201920
SLSP3120Disability Rights and the International Policy Context20 creditsNot running in 201920
SLSP3160Education, Culture and Society20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP3211State Crime and Immorality20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3220Contemporary Children, Young People and Families20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP3230Global Terrorism and Violence20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3242The Social Life of Data20 creditsNot running in 201920
SLSP3500Gender, Technologies and the Body20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3930Sociology of Consumerism20 creditsNot running in 201920
SLSP3961Protest and Social Movements20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP3995Ethnicity and Popular Culture20 creditsSemester 1

POLIS Dissertation route:
Candidates may choose to study up to 40 credits from the following POLIS optional modules:

PIED3158British Foreign Policy20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3172Parliaments and the Public20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3325Europe in the World20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3402American Foreign Policy20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3408Nuclear Weapons and Global Politics20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3505Dirty War: Insurgency, the State and Cities20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3565Terrorism: Concepts, Debates, Cases20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3608Philosophy of Human Rights20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3702Introduction to Programming for Social Science20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3810Video Games: Politics, Society and Culture20 creditsSemester 1

SOCIOLOGY Dissertation Route:
Candidates will be required to study at least 40 credits from the following International Relations optional modules:

PIED3158British Foreign Policy20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3172Parliaments and the Public20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3325Europe in the World20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3402American Foreign Policy20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3403Politics of Islamism20 creditsNot running in 201920
PIED3408Nuclear Weapons and Global Politics20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3502The Responsibility to Protect and to Prosecute20 credits 
PIED3503Crisis Diplomacy: Coercion, Sanctions and the Use of Force in International Relations20 creditsNot running in 201920
PIED3505Dirty War: Insurgency, the State and Cities20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3565Terrorism: Concepts, Debates, Cases20 creditsSemester 1

With permission of the Programme Director, candidates may select up to 20 credits of other third level PIED modules.

SOCIOLOGY Dissertation route:
Candidates may choose to study up to 40 credits from the following Sociology optional modules:

SLSP3065Quantitative Social Research20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP3101Postcolonialism and Critical Muslim Studies20 creditsNot running in 201920
SLSP3120Disability Rights and the International Policy Context20 creditsNot running in 201920
SLSP3160Education, Culture and Society20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP3211State Crime and Immorality20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3220Contemporary Children, Young People and Families20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP3230Global Terrorism and Violence20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3242The Social Life of Data20 creditsNot running in 201920
SLSP3500Gender, Technologies and the Body20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3930Sociology of Consumerism20 creditsNot running in 201920
SLSP3961Protest and Social Movements20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP3995Ethnicity and Popular Culture20 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study up to 20 credits of discovery modules.

Last updated: 23/05/2019

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