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Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years part-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Sociology
Student score
72% LOW
% employed or in further study
97% MED
Average graduate salary
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Grades BCC - CCC preferred in a related subject

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Extended Diploma grades Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM) preferred in a related subject.

International Baccalaureate

A minimum score of 26 points required

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


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


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

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.

Bath Spa University

The campus in the summer

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.

How you'll spend your time

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 78%
Student score 72% LOW
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
80% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
277 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
70% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% 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 97% MED
Average graduate salary Not Available
Graduates who are secretarial and related occupations


Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
We have quite a lot of sociology graduates, although numbers fell last year. But graduates still do pretty well. 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 recruitment, education, community and youth work, and housing. An important option for a sociology graduate is social work - and we're short of people willing to take this challenging but rewarding career. 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, healthcare, marketing and even IT. Sociology graduates taking further study often branch out into other qualifications, like teaching, law, psychology, HR and even maths, so don’t think a sociology degree restricts you to just one set of options.
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