What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
96-120 Tariff points to include a minimum of 2 A levels.
A minimum of two Higher Level subjects.
96-120 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96-120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers98%
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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This course trains you to understand pressing contemporary issues through the ways in which social structures and processes influence social conduct. Read more at the University of Portsmouth website. WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? You will explore people's lives and the wider forces upon them, through research-led teaching and the development of your own research skills. The 2017 National Student Survey found that 100% of our students are satisfied with this course. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE You may take up opportunities for a work placement or foreign language as part of your study. OPTIONAL PATHWAYS You may follow an optional media studies pathway through this degree, involving units in this complementary subject, leading to the exit award BA (Hons) Sociology with Media Studies WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? This course is for students who want to explore classical and contemporary social theory, and to focus on specialist areas such as food, happiness, violence or sport. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED You will develop analytic, informational, communication and social research skills as part of your studies, and may undertake work placements as either an assessed unit or sandwich year. AFTER THE COURSE You will be prepared for careers in a wide variety of graduate professions, from health and social care to banking or administration. You will also be well placed for further training or study.
During your first year you will study a range of units including observing society, theorising social life, research design and analysis, class, inequality and the life course, studying society and themes in sociology. In year two you will study various core units plus choose from of optional units including emotions and social life and race, ethnicity and society. In your final year you will complete a dissertation plus choose from a selection of optional units such as food, culture and society and gender and sexuality.
Portsmouth is a vibrant waterfront city on the south coast with a rich maritime history. A flat and compact city, Portsmouth is easy to get around on foot or by bike and most University buildings are located in the centre. There is always plenty going on, whether in the bustle of the city centre or in the fresh air and open spaces of the seafront and the common.
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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