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Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Sociology
Student score
81% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£20k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

UCAS tariff points

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a grade B in an A Level or a Distinction in BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

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


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


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

How does society shape us? How do relationships between people and institutions affect the way we act? What does it mean to be a citizen of a country? If you’re interested in these fundamental questions, then this could be the course for you. We aim to challenge your assumptions and perhaps change a few, all the while helping you develop a range of skills that will help you in your career too. On the course we’ll provide you with the opportunity to explore a range of techniques for investigating the social world in which we live. You’ll look at important sociological questions, such as how societies operate, exploring areas of power, identity politics, health and wellbeing, and how identities are constructed. A key part is how different social groups intersect, but we’ll also look at different social groups, including ones based on gender, ethnicity, culture, disability, sexuality and age. In your second year you’ll undertake a work placement, previous students have worked in schools, colleges, charities, law firms, community organisations and commercial businesses. It’s about gaining work-ready skills, and useful contacts to help you get into the world of employment. You may also have the opportunity to study abroad for a term in your second year. In your second and third years you’ll be able to tailor your studies and choose from a range of modules. You could begin to specialise in an area that really interests you. You'll also be eligible for student membership of the British Sociological Association (BSA), which could show potential employers the level of skills and knowledge you have gained.


Year 1 Core modules: Introduction to Sociology - Society and Culture; Human Rights in Contemporary Society; Policy and Society; Exploring the Social Sciences. Year 2 Core modules: Sociological Imagination; Exploring Work and Careers. Option modules choose two options from a list which may include Health; Identity and Social Change; US Politics and Society; Culture and Society. Also choose one option from a list which may include Gender Sexuality and Crime; Ethnicity and Nationalism; Competing Perspectives on Development. You may also have the opportunity to study abroad (outside of Europe) for a term in your second year. Within Europe, the University is also part of Erasmus+, the European Commission’s Exchange programme, giving you the chance to study for part of your degree in another country. Year 3 Core module: Final Year Project for the Social Sciences. Option modules choose two options from a list which may include The Body and Society; Race; Ethnicity and Difference; Representing the Social: Culture and Society. Also choose two options from a list which may include Terrorism and Conflict Resolution; Film and Cinema; Humanity 2.0: Living and Participating in the Digital Age.

University of Huddersfield

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The University of Huddersfield was named Times Higher Education University of the Year in 2013, an award supported by outstanding support for students at all levels. The university is in the top ten in the UK for graduate employability and teaching excellence and the number one mainstream university in England for assessment and feedback. Combine this with our record for supporting work placements and student enterprise and you will find there is a lot more to Huddersfield than meets the eye.

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

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 88%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
4% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
72% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
10% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
288 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
73% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% 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 £20k HIGH
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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.
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