What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
6,6,5 at Higher Level
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers85%
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
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
Sociology is a challenging subject, which offers illuminating insights into changes and continuities in our lives. This degree examines how societies are organised, how people are united and divided in different cultural and social arrangements, and how people view their societies and their identities. You'll be taught in one of the UK's top sociology departments; in the most recent official assessment we achieved joint first ranking for the world-class quality of our research. Our academics are responsible for actively shaping the discipline â?? they're pioneers in their fields, and write the books that are on your reading lists. An optional 'Reflective Practice Sociology' module gives you the opportunity to undertake a placement You'll join a dynamic, diverse and motivated student body. We co-ordinate a programme of talks featuring distinguished guests and visiting lecturers, so you'll be exposed to a wide range of sociological ideas and issues. You'll develop the transferable skills that are sought after by employers, including research and problem-solving skills, and communication skills. Our graduates have gone on to a wide range of careers in media and marketing, business and management, arts administration, and the voluntary and charitable sector.
Year 1: Critical readings: the emergence of sociological rationality; modern knowledge/modern power; culture and society; researching society and culture 1. Year 2: Courses include: central issues in sociological analysis; the making of the modern world; philosophy and methodology of the social sciences; the sociology of culture and communication; researching society and culture. Year 3: Research project; contemporary sociological theory; 4 options.
At Goldsmiths we offer undergraduate opportunities in subjects covering the arts and humanities, social sciences, cultural studies, computing, and entrepreneurial business and management. Goldsmiths is located in New Cross, south-east London. Vibrant, urban and with great transport connections to Central London, it's an ideal base for experiencing and enjoying the capital.
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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What do students think about this subject here?
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.
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Male / Female
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Most popular subjects students studied before attending
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What are graduates doing after six months?
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