What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Our standard offer to applicants who are studying A Level is 112 points.We will ask for this to be made up of two B grades, excluding General Studies. The remaining 32 points can be made up of any combination of qualification, including general studies.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers93%
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£9,000
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 at St Mary's University provides a space to study the subject in a broad interdisciplinary environment that includes criminology, media arts, history and many other humanities disciplines. At the same time, the sociology programme is taught by a team of academics who you will get to know over the three years with teaching and research interests across the broad spectrum of the social sciences.
Level 1: Core modules: society and experience; research methods; social theory; 1 option is taken from: mass media and culture; criminology; culture and society in 20th-century Britain. Level 2: Core modules investigate the sociology of class, gender, ethnicity and age in an international context, and further research methods; optional modules: gender and sexuality; schooling and society; work, management and employment; rich world, poor world; contemporary religion and religious movements; crime and the media; gender and representation in film; representing race, culture and difference; researching the media; people and places; European thinkers; contemporary Islam. Level 3: Core modules: modernity in the 21st century; individual research project; optional modules include: punishment and policing; globalisation and development; contemporary issues in state educational policy; sociology of religion; understanding Japan; gender, race and feminism; religion in Ireland; medicine, health and illness; community engagement; modernity and the movies; environment and society; fieldwork in developing areas.
St Mary's University is unique in every sense of the word. As a student here, you'll be a part of more than an academic institution you'll also be in a close-knit community which has always valued diversity, sporting and academic brilliance and a sense of fun! Strawberry Hill House, a 300 year-old piece of gothic architecture, is the campus focal point.
How you'll spend your time
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
|Lectures / seminars||17%||17%||10%|
- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
- Written exams
- Practical exams
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
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.
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
Male / Female
Full-time / Part-time
Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Most popular subjects students studied before attending
Here's an idea of the academic background of students from previous years, to give you a flavour of the type of people who take this subject.
What are graduates doing after six months?
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?