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BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120-128

% applicants receiving offers

85%

Subjects
  • Sociology
Student score
84% MED
% employed or in further study
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£19k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB-ABB

Scottish Highers
BBBBC-ABBBC

Scottish Advanced Highers
BBC-ABC

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
34

6,6,5 at Higher Level

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

85%

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

£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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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 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.

Modules

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.

Goldsmiths, University of London

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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

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
13%
87%

Year 1

17%
83%

Year 2

11%
89%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
62%
38%

Year 1

50%
50%

Year 2

25%
75%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

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.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 90%
Student score 84% MED
Able to access IT resources

80%

Staff made the subject interesting

93%

Library resources are satisfactory

74%

Feedback on work has been helpful

73%

Feedback on work has been prompt

74%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

75%

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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
23% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
78% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
13% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
294 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
76% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% 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 £19k HIGH
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

12%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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 education, community and youth work, housing and social work. But 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, sport, healthcare, marketing and even IT. Sociology graduates taking further study often branch out into other qualifications, like teaching, law, psychology and even maths, so don’t think a sociology degree restricts you to just one set of options.
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