What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Grades BCC - CCC preferred in a related subject
Extended Diploma grades Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM) preferred in a related subject.
A minimum score of 26 points required
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96-104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers98%
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.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
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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Sociology is the systematic study of people and the causes and consequences of their individual and collective beliefs, practices, habits and behaviour that bind people into social relationships and groups. Sociologists show that while social life is complex, it is patterned: thus it is comprehensible and can be explained. It is a subject for individuals interested in social issues and who want to help make the world a better place. - Studying Sociology will provide you with a deeper knowledge and understanding of the society you live in. Gain a full range of problem-solving, interpersonal, communication and presentation skills for working in a fast moving, globalised world. Taught by an enthusiastic team who will get to know you, provide you with support and foster a friendly atmosphere where everyone is welcomed and valued.
In Year 1 you will be introduced to the discipline of Sociology, learning about key concepts and theories and interrogate ideas about what is ‘natural’, ‘obvious’ or ‘inevitable’ about social realities. One of Sociology’s strengths is questioning ‘common sense’ perceptions of society and you will learn in the first year to think critically and develop, defend and substantiate arguments. You will also learn about social science research methods and skills and how to visualise and analyse social and economic data. Optional modules will be available in this year to complete your programme. Year 2 builds on this and you will learn more about the history of Sociology and the perspectives and intellectual debates that characterise the subject. You will undertake practical methodological training and learn how to conduct sociological research. For the rest of your programme, you can select modules from a diverse range of topics including social problems and social divisions, climate and environment, media, crime and law, ageing and the life course, migration and citizenship. There are also opportunities to undertake a work placement or study abroad in this year. In Year 3, you will use your skills and knowledge training to concentrate on an aspect of sociology that interests you, and undertake a piece of original research with the support of a supervising member of staff. Optional modules available in your final year include the study of globalisation, work and organisations, ethnicity and racism, gender, violence and there is also an opportunity to link your study to a placement in a voluntary sector organisation. Please note that we continually review our course content and therefore modules may be subject to change.
Students here enjoy the best of many worlds a unique cultural heritage, inspiring and beautiful campuses and the buzz of Bath, a UK top 10 creative city. There's a real community feel and countless opportunities to unleash your potential. Bath Spa Students' Union was awarded a Gold Green Impact award from the NUS. We might be small but the Union's RAG group raised over 10,000 for charity.
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