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Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Sociology
Student score
83% MED
% employed or in further study
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Thinking Skills; GCSE requirements – English grade C (numeric grade 4)

Scottish Highers

Scottish Advanced Highers at AB are also required; GCSE requirements – English grade C (numeric grade 4)

Scottish Advanced Highers

Scottish Highers at ABBBB are also required; GCSE requirements – English grade C (numeric grade 4)

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

Please contact the school for further information.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

GCSE requirements – English grade C (numeric grade 4)

International Baccalaureate

GCSE requirements – English grade C (numeric grade 4)

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 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

Focused on exploring societies, social relationships and institutions like families, workplaces and prisons, this course will help you develop a strong capacity for critical sociological thinking. Studying sociology will make you question and explore the realities of the world around us; the taken-for-granted 'facts' about how the social world is organised. You will think reflexively and critically about almost everything, from why we might dress our female children in pink, to what is missing from the Modern Slavery Bill, to the implications of climate change and global migration. You can apply to spend part of your third year in locations such as Australia, Canada, China, New Zealand and the USA.


In your first year, you explore significant traditions and ideas in sociology and will be introduced to various methods that will enable you to investigate the social world. You will cover important themes such as crime and deviance, culture and identity, global studies and human rights, through a range of optional modules. Throughout year two, you will develop your understanding of the theoretical and methodological foundations of sociology. We encourage you to explore these through modules focusing on classical and contemporary sociological theories, and on the philosophy, politics, design and execution of research. Your final year will provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge by undertaking a dissertation on a topic of your choice, as well as a range of optional modules.

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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 96%
Student score 83% 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
13% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
76% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
363 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
75% 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 94% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


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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