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


% applicants receiving offers


  • Sociology
Student score
80% MED
% employed or in further study
98% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£19k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

ABB or BBB with a relevant EPQ A level General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Check with the Department on acceptable subjects

International Baccalaureate

UCAS tariff points

128 UCAS tariff points from 3 A levels or 3 A levels and 1 EPQ

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 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

Not available

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

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Course description

This well-established course is concerned with important contemporary topics and debates such as cultural and socioeconomic transformations, family life, social stratification, gender and sexuality, race relations and new ethnicities, migration, human rights, citizenship and cosmopolitan identity, governance, media and communications and crime and insecurity. Throughout the course, emphasis is placed on developing the global dimensions of sociological analysis. City has one of the largest and best-known Departments of Sociology in London. We offer innovative and relevant degrees that provide a firm foundation in key sociological theories and debates, including race relations and ethnicity, crime and criminal justice and media and communications. Our academics are leaders in their fields and bring their internationally recognised scholarship and research into their teaching. BSc (Hons) in Sociology examines the organisation of contemporary societies and explores the opportunities and structural inequalities that define our everyday lives. You will have the opportunity to study topics such as the following: Social class and social mobility, 'Race' and ethnicity, Gender, Culture, Identity, Inequality and intersectionality, Migration, Media and Crime and criminology. You will have the opportunity to appreciate the complex interplay between local and global forces, with particular reference to life in the 21st century metropolis, which - in our case - is London. This course will develop your critical thinking and skills in the analysis, interpretation and production of social data.


First year core modules include: Research@CitySociology, Researching society: Qualitative Methods, Classical social theory, Lies, damn lies and statistics and Producing social data. Second year core modules are@ Doing Sociology: Qualitative Methods and Contemporary Social Theory. You must then pick at least two core elective modules from: Understanding Social Change, Sociology of Race and Racism and Culture and Society. In your final year you study a core project module. You must then pick at least two core elective modules from: Work and Workers in the 21st Century, Emotions, Identities and Relationships and Food, Culture and Society. Throughout all three years you will have the choice of elective modules from across all our sociology specialisms (Media, Cultural and Creative Industries and Criminology) as well as International Politics, Psychology and Music.

City, University of London

Located in the heart of London

Ranked first in London for student satisfaction (The Complete University Guide 2017), in the top 15 in the UK for graduate prospects (The Times and Sunday Times University League Table 2017) and among the top four per cent of universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015), City is a leading global institution located in the heart of London committed to academic excellence and focused on business and the professions.

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 80% MED
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
31% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
88% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
338 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
71% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
19% 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 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £19k MED
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are childcare and related personal services


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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