What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
For First Year Entry a minimum of 3 A Levels at BBB or 4 AS at AABB. For Second Year Entry a minimum of an A in the subject selected for Single Honours plus BB, or AB in the subjects selected for Joint Honours plus a further B.
Minimum of 4 Highers at AABB obtained at a single sitting or 3 Advanced Highers at BBB. Those seeking to qualify over two sittings will be expected to exceed this minimum.
Minimum entry requirement: DDM in related subjects.
For entry into First Year, a minimum of 32 points required, including at least 5,5,5 at HL. For entry into Second Year, a minimum of 36 points, including at 6, 6, 6 at Higher level in subject(s) selected.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers90%
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 supportNot 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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Sociology is concerned with how people create and sustain society, and how society shapes people. Students learn to adopt the 'sociological imagination', which illuminates the interplay of individual biographies with historical and social circumstances. Sociology at Aberdeen is recognised for its excellence in both research and teaching.
Level 1: General introduction to sociology through a discussion of modern industrial capitalist society as contrasted with non-industrial or pre-industrial society, with a stress on social conflict and social change; examines fundamental aspects of social institutions such as family, schooling, work, the role of the state and patterns of social inequalities, including those of class and gender, caste, race and ethnicity; also range of contemporary social themes and issues, including the collective behaviour of people, crowd riots and social movements, the political behaviour of individuals and issues relating to crime and deviance; how crime and deviance are socially defined and the techniques used by sociologists to research these social phenomena; study of the reporting of crime and deviance, the social history and the significance of the mass media; everyday techniques of social communication such as face-to-face interaction. Level 2: Body and society: examines social interaction, communication and information control; the image and appearance of the human body; the development of self in social interaction; body language; stigma and the boundaries between deviance and normality; consumer culture, the sociology of fashion and the language of clothes; mass media and advertising; social integration within consumer cultures. Self and society: examines the tensions between identity, modernity and post-modernity; draws on cross-cultural studies (e.g. Japan, North America, the Caribbean) and focuses on the problems of maintaining identity and shows how the self is both constructed by social institutions and resists this institutional control. Levels 3 and 4: Research methods and sociological theory; research project; special topics from a range such as: work and industry; sex and gender; ageing in society; Chinese society; religion and society; European social security; modern Scotland; sport and leisure; contemporary rural societies.
Founded in 1495 we're one of the oldest UK universities, offering over 600 undergraduate courses. Teaching is organised into three colleges: College of Life Sciences and Medicine, Physical Sciences and Arts and Social Sciences. A place in halls is normally guaranteed to first-year students on or within walking distance of the main teaching site.
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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