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University of Greenwich

Sociology (Extended)

UCAS Code: L304

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

D,D,E

• Applications from those with 64 UCAS points including points from at least two AS-levels in relevant subjects • Applications from those with an AS‐level background if the applicant has studied three/four AS subjects and achieved at least three C grades (or above) in relevant subjects

UCAS Tariff

64

You will also require GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths at grade 4 or above (for pre-2017 GCSEs, grade 4 equates to C grade) . Applications from those with an International Baccalaureate (Certificate or Diploma) background if the applicant has at least 20 points arising from at least three relevant subjects. Other qualifications, which will be considered on application.

67%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Other options

5 years | Sandwich including foundation year | 2018

Subject

Sociology

This programme will allow you to specialise in the study of sociology while incorporating courses from a range of options to allow you to build your degree around your interests and career aspirations. If you have the ability but not the qualifications, an extended degree is the first step to graduation. This four-year programme is identical to the three-year degree, but includes a foundation year, and has a lower entry tariff. Maximise your potential in an innovative and vibrant subject covering a range of issues from popular culture to social justice, from gender and identity to global relations. It will be a challenging and rewarding experience.**Employability**A broad foundation in sociological thinking and theory is offered while also supporting you to pursue your own ideas and interests through focused research. You will develop a range of intellectual and practical transferable skills that provide a strong foundation for future employment in areas such as social welfare policy; media, marketing and advertising; local and central government; and community and charity organisations.**Foundation year**The foundation year is designed to give you:* A thorough introduction to social sciences* Essential computing skills* Improved communication* Academic writing skills* An understanding of ethics, enterprise and leadership* The ability to manage your studies independently.**Ranking**Our sociology degrees are ranked 1st in London for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017.**Outcomes**The aims of the programme are:* To enhance understanding of important and controversial issues in society, including debates about gender, ethnicity, crime and deviance, social justice, global politics and cultural production* To provide a pathway of study that encompasses the main sociological debates as well as strengths in applied sociology, global studies and cultural sociology* To produce graduates who have skills that can be applied in a range of careers including skills in critical thinking, practical and applied research, communication skills, and an ability to work both independently and in groups, and to engage with the modern world with confidence.

Modules

In the foundation year, students are required to study 4 15 credit core courses including The Art of Communication; Computer Fundamentals 1; Leadership and Enterprise; Introduction to Ethics and Society and ONE 30 credit core course (term 1&2): Introduction to Social Sciences Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options. Study Skills (15 credits) Academic Writing (15 credits)English for Academic Purposes 1 (15 credits) English for Academic Purposes 2 (15 credits)

At Level 4 in the degree, students take 3 30 credit and 2 15 credit modules. These include core courses (Inequality and Social Change terms 1&2; Self in Society term 1; Applying Sociology term 2;Popualr Culture, terms 1&2) and one option from within Sociology (Crime Policy and Governance) or from courses offered from History, Politics or Philosophy.

In the following year, students will undertake 2 15 credit core courses (Researching Society and Culture term 1 and Working in Sociology term 2), one 30 credit core (Key Thinkers) and can choose from two options within Sociology (Drugs Use in Society; Education and Social Formation; Second Year work placement – which enabled them to use the transferable skills from their studies in the work place).

During the final year, students will take two 15 credit core courses (Gender Race and Crime; Gender and Sexuality) and can choose 90 credits from a range of options from the Sociology programme or from those on offer in History and Politics.

For details of the courses currently offered, please click on the URL on the right hand side.

Please note, courses may be subject to change.

Assessment methods

Learning and teaching takes place through:

* Seminars
* Workshops
* Laboratory sessions and lectures
* E-learning
* Along with support from your personal tutor throughout your degree.

Typically, students are assessed through a mixture of coursework and examinations, but assessment may also take the form of multiple-choice tests and portfolios of work or projects

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Greenwich Maritime (University Campus)

Department:

History, Politics and Social Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

71%
low
Sociology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sociology

Teaching and learning

67%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
59%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

73%
Library resources
78%
IT resources
81%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sociology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
90%
low
Employed or in further education
93%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

10%
Other elementary services occupations
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

We have quite a lot of sociology graduates, although numbers fell last year. But graduates still do pretty well. 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 recruitment, education, community and youth work, and housing. An important option for a sociology graduate is social work - and we're short of people willing to take this challenging but rewarding career. 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, healthcare, marketing and even IT. Sociology graduates taking further study often branch out into other qualifications, like teaching, law, psychology, HR and even maths, so don’t think a sociology degree restricts you to just one set of options.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Sociology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£21k

£21k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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