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

104-120

% applicants receiving offers

96%

Subjects
  • Sociology
Student score
83% MED
% employed or in further study
84% LOW
Average graduate salary
£15k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

104 - 120 UCAS tariff points

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

260-300 UCAS tariff points

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

DMM

International Baccalaureate
26

26 IB points including any subject at grade 4 at Higher Level

UCAS tariff points
104-120

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104-120 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

96%

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

Learn from passionate and committed academics with active and wide-ranging research expertise. Explore a wide-range of topics including sustainability, tourism, health and wellbeing, media, deviance, work and employment, gender and sexuality, global development, methodological innovations, philosophy of social science and food, culture and society. Apply sociological theory to contemporary issues in an interactively taught environment. Explore and experience first-hand the world beyond the classroom with national and international field trips and exchange opportunities. Engage in a pioneering, well established work-based learning programme along with voluntary opportunities to enhance your employability. Develop key transferable skills that employers actively seek through novel research methods training. Benefit from studying with a faculty of highly regarded staff who engage in innovative and experiential learning spaces. Experience varied and engaging assessment formats supported through personal tutoring. Know that your teaching and learning is informed by prominent research, with 62% of our research rated as world leading or internationally excellent (Source: Research Excellence Framework, 2014).

Modules

Modules include: Introduction to social theory; key concepts and skills for sociology; one planet: society and sustainability; social identities and inequalities; social science research methods; culture, structure and experience; developments in social theory; the social science research process; work, employment and society; social theory and political action.

Plymouth University

Roland Levinsky building

Plymouth is a top 50 UK research institution with genuine clusters of world class expertise across areas as diverse as marine science and engineering, medicine, robotics and psychology. With 21,000 students and a further 17,000 studying University of Plymouth awards at partner colleges, it is one of largest higher education providers in the country, and has a strong track record in teaching with one of the highest numbers of National Teaching Fellows of any UK university.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
30%
70%

Year 1

27%
68%
5%

Year 2

24%
76%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
8%
65%
27%

Year 1

17%
83%

Year 2

8%
92%

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 95%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

95%

Staff made the subject interesting

100%

Library resources are satisfactory

98%

Feedback on work has been helpful

81%

Feedback on work has been prompt

63%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

95%

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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
69% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
15% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
248 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
83% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
15% 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 84% LOW
Average graduate salary £15k LOW
Graduates who are information technology technicians

8%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

15%

Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

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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