This three-year full-time degree course (or four years part-time) will connect you to the real-life issues that exist in the communities outside our walls.
You'll learn about the 4th industrial revolution and the globalisation of society. In this increasingly digital age, information, money, goods and services move freely across national boundaries. Issues about society are no longer confined to geographical location and the large-scale movement of people across borders is an issue affecting all parts of the world.
Your course will make sense of the impact of this digital revolution and globalisation on the world in general and modern Britain in particular, focusing on its relationship to class, gender, religion and nationalism. You'll also learn how to interpret data and how to conduct informed debate on social issues.
In your first year, you'll gain a thorough grounding in the subject by studying six core modules. In your second and third years, you'll be able to specialise in the subjects that interest you the most. These optional modules include ones on social change, the body, age and generation, cities, 'race', nationalisms, gender, surveillance, digital culture, and the media.
In your third year, you'll do a work placement module. You will build up your employability skills through a series of workshops focusing on mock interviews, job applications, networking, confidence and social media skills. You will then do a 12-day work placement and produce a critical review report at the end. Afterwards, you will receive feedback from the work placements employers. All of this will help prepare you for the world of graduate level work when you finish.
You'll be taught by staff with relevant experience and practice to ensure you learn from real life experience and research. We offer dual delivery which combines traditional on-campus face-to-face teaching and online teaching simultaneously, allowing you to interact as if you were there in person. You can move smoothly between online and on campus teaching subject to your individual timetable (and health requirements). Students can interact and collaborate in person and online in any of these live-streamed sessions. Live-streamed sessions will also be recorded, so you can log in when you want, playback and watch from the comfort of your home and whilst on the go.
Guided independent study
When not attending timetabled lectures you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This will typically involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for exams. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including online resources, Microsoft Teams and Moodle.
We are investing in key areas beyond your studies including our career services, library and well-being, to be available both face-to-face on campus and online with many of these available 24/7.
Students are supported with any academic or subject related queries by an Academic Advisor, module leaders, former and current UEL students. If you need support with certain skills such as academic writing, our Skillzone and English for Academic Purposes offer workshops, drop-in sessions and one-to-one appointments will help you to achieve your potential.
You can receive advice and guidance on all aspects of the IT systems provided by the university from our IT Service Desks located on all three campuses. Our Student Support hubs in Docklands and Stratford feature centralised help desks to cater for your every need.
We have new, modern library facilities on both campuses offering inspirational environments for study and research. Libraries contain resources in print and digital formats, a range of study spaces and a dedicated librarian who can assist with your learning.
UEL provides also support and advice for disabled students and those with specific learning difficulties (SPDs). Your overall workload consists of class and online tutor-led sessions, individual learning, practical activities.
Dedicated personal tutor
Our aim is to prepare our students for a broad range of careers so that they can make amazing contributions to their communities. When you arrive, we'll introduce you to your personal tutor. This is the member of staff who will provide academic guidance, be a support throughout your time at UEL and who will show you how to make the best use of all the help and resources that we offer.
Aside from a few larger lectures (of around 100 students) in the first year that brings together students doing degrees in similar subjects you will be taught in lectures that may have 30 to 40 people and seminars that will have about half that number.