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What A-levels do you need to study sociology?

Unsure what subjects to take if you’re considering studying a sociology degree at university? Thankfully there are lots of options for you. Check them out here…

Sociology and other social sciences like psychology are popular degrees that are normally open to you with any A-levels. However, certain A-level choices will help prepare you for studying sociology at degree level.

Essential A-levels (or equivalent)

  • None.

Useful A-levels (or equivalent)

  • Sociology.
  • Psychology.
  • Geography.
  • Media studies.

Other typical A-levels taken by current sociology students

  • English.
  • General studies.
  • History.
Take a look at individual sociology courses on Which? University to find out the most popular subjects students studied before attending.

Do note that many degrees will be open to you whichever A-levels you choose. Some courses will be happy with a subject just at AS-level while some courses may want the full A-level, so this is something to check before you finalise your A-level choices in Year 12.

Similar subject areas...

Bear in mind that these similar subjects may have slightly different A-level requirements to sociology, so if you want to keep your degree options open, be sure to check the entry requirements of specific courses before making your choices.


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