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

112

% applicants receiving offers

93%

Subjects
  • Sociology
Student score
74% LOW
% employed or in further study
92% MED
Average graduate salary
£14.6k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

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.

Scottish Highers
BBBC

BBBB

BTEC Diploma
MMD

BTEC Certificate
MD

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
D*D*

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

International Baccalaureate
28

UCAS tariff points
112

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.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

93%

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

£9,000

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
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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 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.

Modules

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, Twickenham

Campus

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

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

Year 1

17%
77%
6%

Year 2

10%
90%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
18%
80%
2%

Year 1

18%
78%
4%

Year 2

16%
75%
9%

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 76%
Student score 74% LOW
Able to access IT resources

94%

Staff made the subject interesting

94%

Library resources are satisfactory

88%

Feedback on work has been helpful

59%

Feedback on work has been prompt

53%

Staff are good at explaining things

82%

Received sufficient advice and support

70%

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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
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
76% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
289 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
73% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
13% 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 92% MED
Average graduate salary £14.6k LOW
Graduates who are secretarial and related occupations

9%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

15%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

12%

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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