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Main entry requirements
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 offers82%
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£9,250
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
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
Are you interested in understanding society? Do you wonder why social inequalities exist in areas such as immigration, housing and poverty? Or why some groups do less well at school than others? Or why there are not more women MPs? By studying sociology and social policy at UEL, you’ll not only discover the answers to those questions, you’ll gain the skills and understanding to be able to challenge inequalities and shape social policy in the world around you. Studying sociology and social policy is about understanding our social world - how we interact and relate to each other. It is also about understanding where we came from and where we are going so that we help to improve social conditions for all. UEL is at the centre of the largest urban regeneration project in all of Europe, with extremes of poverty and wealth right on our doorstep. It is also the most diverse region in all of Europe – there are more languages spoken and more religions than anywhere else. It’s hard to think of a better location to apply your developing knowledge.
YEAR 1: Globalisation & Modern Britain (core), Introduction to Social Policy (core), Researching East London part one (core), Thinking Sociologically (core). YEAR 2: Social Theory (core), Researching East London part two (core) Adventures in Intersectionality (optional), Delivering Social Welfare in the 21stCentury (optional), Self, Nation & Politics (optional), Social Movements in the Radical Twentieth Century (optional), Understanding Social Change (optional). YEAR 3: Research and Dissertation Workshop (core), Constructions of 'Race' in Culture and Politics (optional), Critical Approaches to Class (optional), Gender Studies (optional), Generations, Age and Meaning (optional), Housing and Urban Regeneration (optional), Islam and Society (optional), Life Histories (optional) Nationalism in a Global Era (optional), Surveillance, Technology and Society (optional), The Sociology of Identity and Difference (optional), Work Based Leaning Placement Module (optional)
UEL's students have one thing in common, their drive to achieve their ambitions. We create an environment that allows our students to reach their goals, through an inspiring atmosphere and teaching that is designed with your future in mind. Students' attitudes are reflected in UEL's ambitions to grow and regenerate.
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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