What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
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.
% applicants receiving offers96%
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
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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.
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.
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