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BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120-128

% applicants receiving offers

92%

Subjects
  • Sociology
Student score
82% MED
% employed or in further study
90% LOW
Average graduate salary
£16.2k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
MDD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MDD

UCAS tariff points
120-128

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

92%

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

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

However, itâ??s not all theory. You will need an enquiring mind and a desire to get out into the community, see the â??real issuesâ?? and get involved in bringing about change. Our academic team do exactly that through their research into homelessness, diversity, domestic violence, international development and the impact of de-industrialisation on community, class and gender. We firmly believe that applying academic learning in the real world enhances your understanding and gives you invaluable skills to gain future employment. Therefore, career relevant placements at social housing providers, charities and local government form part of your module options in your final year. This makes our Sociology degree distinctive and sets you apart from the crowd.

Modules

Year 1: Classic readings in sociological research; models of society; the making of the modern world system; inequality: historical and sociological perspectives; historical roots of social change; skills for sociology; principles of social inquiry; studying society; aspects of globalisation; inequality: theoretical issues and case studies; contemporary institutions and social change. Year 2: Methods of social inquiry; theories of modernity; sociology of culture: theories, themes and tradition; class, 'race' and gender; methods of social inquiry: applications; theories of post-modernity; sociology of culture: contemporary issues; contemporary issues in a global context; options. Year 3: Dissertation; contemporary debates in social theory; options.

Northumbria University

City Campus East

At Northumbria you will be in Newcastle, one of the best student cities in the UK. Think culture, shopping, music, sport, nightlife and cost, with a students' union that is one of the best in the country, voted Union of the Year in 2011. One in seven people living in the city is a student. Plus this is a university where over 90% of graduates go into employment or further study.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
17%
83%

Year 1

18%
82%

Year 2

10%
84%
6%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
10%
70%
20%

Year 1

87%
13%

Year 2

100%

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 92%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

86%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

61%

Feedback on work has been prompt

57%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

81%

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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
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
75% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
367 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
81% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% 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 90% LOW
Average graduate salary £16.2k LOW
Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

10%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

7%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

13%

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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