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Brunel University London

Sociology with Professional Development

UCAS Code: L300
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Sociology
Student score
73% LOW
% employed or in further study
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£20k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers

BTEC Diploma

in a relevant subject and an A level at grade B

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

in a relevant subject

International Baccalaureate

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 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 at Brunel is ranked 49th in UK, 4th in London (The Complete University Guide, 2018). This broad-based degree will develop your knowledge of theories that explain the changing nature of social behaviour in our own and other societies. You’ll discuss questions such as: What is society? How and why is it changing? What are the opportunities for future change and development? Sociology at Brunel focuses on social change and transformations and explores all aspects of human behaviour, from the personal and the social to the cultural. Our sociologists regularly publish on subjects including the public sphere, social theory, celebrity culture, the influence of the media, urban spaces, sport, multiculturalism, cosmetic surgery and comedy cultures. Our Centre for Comedy Studies Research is supported by high-profile comedians including Jo Brand and Lee Mack. Students of this degree have gained industrial placements at media companies including Deluxe Entertainment and the Disney Channel. On a four year thick sandwich degree you will typically spend the whole of Year 3 on placement.


Level 1 Compulsory: Introduction to Social Enquiry; Making Sense of Culture and Society; Researching Culture and Society; Contemporary Society and Media; Exploring Identity and Power; Key Ideas in Sociology. Level 2 Compulsory: Research in Practice; Visual Cultures; Sociology of Everyday Life. Optional: Creative Industries, Fashion and Culture; Bodies and Society; Ethnicity, Culture and Identity; Deviant Identities; Apocalypse! Crisis and Society. Level 3 Compulsory: Sociology Dissertation or Sociology Dissertation (Practice). Optional: Digital Cultures; Racism, Identity and Difference; Comedy, the Media and Society; Changing Audiences; Beyond Human; Global Cities: Spaces and Culture.

Brunel University London

Main Concourse

Situated on the edge of London, Brunel University is a short journey from the vibrant capital, offering the perfect balance between cosmopolitan city living and a tight knit diverse community. The uni boasts well-known lecturers including Will Self, Benjamin Zephaniah and Fay Weldon. Brunel is home to world-class sports facilities, including one of the few 132m indoor sprint tracks in the country.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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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 86%
Student score 73% 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
12% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
79% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
6% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
317 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
92% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 94% MED
Average graduate salary £20k HIGH
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals


Graduates who are childcare and related personal services


Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals


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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