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BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

93%

Subjects
  • Sociology
Student score
83% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB

BBB

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
BBB

Grades BBB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
30

30 points with no score less than 4

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 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

93%

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

£9,000

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

Sociology involves developing a means of analysing the ways in which we come to take for granted much about the world around us, and often involves challenging orthodox understandings through the rigorous collection and interrogation of evidence. The knowledge that sociology brings is thus often of public significance, and at Liverpool we have a long and vibrant tradition of connecting academic research and wider public issues. Here you will have many opportunities to apply Sociology, with many options for â??in situâ??, practical use of methods and theories in your own supported research. Walking lectures through the city, observations in public places, council meetings, court rooms, and on campus supplement and bring to life the material in lectures and seminars. Our department is over a century old and one of the first social science institutes in the UK. Early on it established itself as a centre of excellence for sociological, criminological, and policy thinking. We continue this proud tradition by keeping the subjects we teach relevant to a changing world and your aspirations within it.

Modules

Year 1: Social theory; social change and social policy in contemporary society 1; social change and social policy in contemporary society 2: changing inequalities; studying society; introduction to crime and society; controlling crime - an introduction. Year 2: Contemporary social theory: thinkers and perspectives; foundations of social inquiry; data analysis and presentation; research design and data collection. Year 3: Dissertation 2; dissertation 1; applied social research; social policy project: work-based learning; plus options chosen from modules such as; health, lifecourse and society; gender and crime; gender, the body and identity; the risk society: crime, security and public policy youth, crime, youth justice and social control; politics, social policy and the state; the cultural economy of cities; social control, order and the city.

University of Liverpool

Liverpool skyline

Part of the Russell Group, the University of Liverpool is one of the oldest institutions in the country the original 'red brick' institution - with a rich history matching the wonderful city. Liverpool Guild of Students is a campaigning organisation, providing our membership with a huge range of opportunities to meet new people, gain skills and have fun.

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 90%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

84%

Staff made the subject interesting

93%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

46%

Feedback on work has been prompt

56%

Staff are good at explaining things

97%

Received sufficient advice and support

89%

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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
7% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
75% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
356 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
76% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
14% 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 £18k MED
Graduates who are other administrative occupations

8%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

14%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

10%

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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