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University of Glasgow

Sociology and Social and Public Policy

UCAS Code: LL64
MA (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

136

% applicants receiving offers

67%

Subjects
  • Sociology
  • Social policy
Student score
80% MED
85% MED
% employed or in further study
95% MED
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£15k LOW
£15k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAB

Must include English or a humanities subject.

Scottish Highers
AABB-AAAAAA

English or another Humanities subject.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

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% applicants receiving offers

67%

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

£1,820

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

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Course description

SOCIOLOGY: - Sociology studies the ways that people organise their lives together, the constraints within which they do so, the patterns of their social behaviour and what makes societies stable or unstable. One of the distinctive features of our Sociology programme, commented on by external examiners, is our combination of both sociological and anthropological perspectives. SOCIAL & PUBLIC POLICY: - Social & Public Policy focuses on social problems such as poverty, homelessness and ill-health. The programme applies ideas from political science, sociology and economics to explore how governments shape their responses, and to understand the impacts of public policy on society. Youâ??ll have the valuable opportunity of a work placement with a voluntary or public sector organisation.

Modules

University of Glasgow

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Glasgow is one of the UK's oldest, most prestigious seats of learning with an international reputation for academic excellence. Choose from more than 800 courses across four colleges. We're based in the cosmopolitan west end, in historical buildings with up-to-the-minute facilities. There are two student unions, Glasgow University and Queen Margaret Unions, offering a full social calendar.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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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 88%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources

80%

Staff made the subject interesting

86%

Library resources are satisfactory

85%

Feedback on work has been helpful

57%

Feedback on work has been prompt

54%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

77%

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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
31% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
73% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
489 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
41% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £15k LOW
Graduates who are customer service occupations

9%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

7%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

6%

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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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 92%
Student score 85% MED
Able to access IT resources

84%

Staff made the subject interesting

86%

Library resources are satisfactory

73%

Feedback on work has been helpful

73%

Feedback on work has been prompt

51%

Staff are good at explaining things

89%

Received sufficient advice and support

81%

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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
20% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
67% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
14% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
426 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
47% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% 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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £15k LOW
Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

7%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Just under 1,500 students graduated in social policy in 2012, which makes it one of the smaller social studies subjects. This is a popular subject at Masters level – over 1,000 Masters in social policy were awarded last year - and so a lot of the more sought-after jobs in management and research tend to go to social policy graduates with postgraduate degrees. For those who leave university after their first degree, then jobs in social care (especially community and youth work) and education, marketing and HR are popular – along with local government, although there are fewer of those jobs around than in the past.
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