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Kingston University

Sociology

UCAS Code: L300

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


Two A-levels required. General Studies/Native Language accepted when 1 of 3 A-levels or equivalent.

UCAS Tariff

112
91%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Sociology

**Why choose this course?**This Sociology course enables you to tackle global social problems like inequalities, migration, war, and climate change, alongside international issues. It also includes a third year visit to Germany for the Migration and Social Transformation module.You will gain experience relevant to growing sectors such as think-tanks, NGOs, governmental and international organisations, and local and urban agencies.You'll be taught in our vibrant department which has won awards for innovative teaching*, particularly on Taking Race Live, a celebration of race, ethnicity and culture. Sociology, music and drama students collaborate on this annual event which is held in a local venue and open to the public.You will also take part in the annual School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences themed week where regular teaching is replaced by a series of workshops, presentations, discussions and reading groups on a contemporary social issue. Previous themes have included race, war and gender, and in 2016, the keynote speaker was Shami Chakrabati, Shadow Attorney General for England and Wales.Our Sociology degree is in the top 10 per cent globally in the prestigious QS World University Rankings 2017. Kingston University is the only modern London-based university featured in the sociology rankings.**National Student Survey 2017**The latest National Student Survey (NSS) results for 2016/17 showed that overall 100% of Sociology BSc(Hons) students at Kingston University are satisfied with the quality of the course. This builds on previous year's results and reflects our commitment to engaging with students and responding to their needs.

Modules

Examples of Modules: Year 1 - Contemporary Issues in Sociology; Researching Everyday Life; Social Selves; Violence, Transgression and Society; Year 2 - Globalisation and Social Change; How to Change the World; Policing and Punishment; Researching Race and Ethnicity; Police and Penal Studies; Youth, Crime and Deviance; Securing Human Rights: Contemporary Themes and Issues; Slavery and Emancipation; Year 3 - Applied Sociology: Work and Volunteering; Crimes of the Powerful: Corporations, the State and Human Rights; Migration and Social Transformation; Social Intersections: Gender, Race and Class; Sociology Dissertation; Sociology Extended Dissertation; The Politics of Crime in the Black Atlantic

The Uni


Course location:

Kingston University

Department:

Psychology, Criminology and Sociology

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

76%
low
Sociology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sociology

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

79%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
21%
Male students
79%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sociology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,200
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
89%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Customer service occupations
7%
Administrative occupations: records
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Sociology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

£26k

£26k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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