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Bangor University

Cymdeithaseg a Pholisi Cymdeithasol (Sociology and Social Policy)

UCAS Code: L3LK
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

88-104

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Sociology
  • Social policy
Student score
86% HIGH
81% MED
% employed or in further study
84% LOW
83% LOW
Average graduate salary
£16.9k MED
£16.9k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
28

UCAS tariff points
88-104

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 88-104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,000

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Modules

Understanding society; doing social research; social science perspectives; introduction to criminology and criminal justice; health and welfare issues ; language / technique for social sciences; modules from other schools; identity and diversity; sociological theory; methods of social research; dissertation preparation; contemporary social debates; dissertation; sociological theory today; comparative health and welfare; mental illness ; sociological theory today; regulating society; issues in social housing; survey design and analysis; crime and punishment; crime and power; other modules in the social sciences.

Bangor University

Campus life

Bangor University focuses on improving the student experience, working with the Union to make sure your voice is heard. It's a unique location, with a tight-knit student community and plenty of opportunities to try new things. For our size, we're one of the most environmentally friendly unions in the UK, winning an NUS Green Impact award last year.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
17%
83%

Year 1

12%
88%

Year 2

11%
89%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
15%
85%

Year 1

23%
77%

Year 2

17%
83%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 94%
Student score 86% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

86%

Staff made the subject interesting

85%

Library resources are satisfactory

83%

Feedback on work has been helpful

81%

Feedback on work has been prompt

80%

Staff are good at explaining things

97%

Received sufficient advice and support

86%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
6% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
74% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
7% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
337 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
63% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
15% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 84% LOW
Average graduate salary £16.9k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

8%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

8%

Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

6%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Most sociology graduates go straight into work when they complete their degrees, and a lot of graduates go into jobs in social professions such as education, community and youth work, housing and social work. But sociology is a flexible degree and you can find graduates from the subject in pretty much every reasonable job – obviously, you don't find many doctors or engineers, but you do find them in finance, the media, sport, healthcare, marketing and even IT. Sociology graduates taking further study often branch out into other qualifications, like teaching, law, psychology and even maths, so don’t think a sociology degree restricts you to just one set of options.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 87%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources

80%

Staff made the subject interesting

87%

Library resources are satisfactory

73%

Feedback on work has been helpful

67%

Feedback on work has been prompt

80%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

78%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
6% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
88% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
24% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
337 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
66% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
15% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 83% LOW
Average graduate salary £16.9k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

7%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

7%

Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

6%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Just under 1,500 students graduated in social policy in 2012, which makes it one of the smaller social studies subjects. This is a popular subject at Masters level – over 1,000 Masters in social policy were awarded last year - and so a lot of the more sought-after jobs in management and research tend to go to social policy graduates with postgraduate degrees. For those who leave university after their first degree, then jobs in social care (especially community and youth work) and education, marketing and HR are popular – along with local government, although there are fewer of those jobs around than in the past.
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