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University of South Wales

Sociology

UCAS Code: 1J13

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-C,D,D

The A Level entry criteria detailed is the qualification range within which the University will normally make offers. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations with other listed qualifications are acceptable and others not listed may also be acceptable – please contact enquiries@southwales.ac.uk

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:24,P:6

Pass the Access to HE Diploma and obtain a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM-MMP

The BTEC entry criteria detailed is the qualification range within which the University will normally make offers. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations with other listed qualifications are acceptable and others not listed may also be acceptable – please contact enquiries@southwales.ac.uk

UCAS Tariff

80-104

The tariff entry criteria detailed is the qualification range within which the University will normally make offers. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations of qualifications are acceptable and other qualifications not listed may also be acceptable.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A*-D

We accept the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma in lieu of a third subject. The grade range for the Skills Challenge Certificate is the range within which the University will normally make offers. The grade will reflect what you would have been asked for from a third A Level. Please contact enquiries@southwales.ac.uk if you have any questions.

93%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

3.0 years | Full-time | 2019

Subject

Sociology

The BSc (Hons) Sociology degree gives you the chance to delve into key ‘real-world’ issues and investigate how they are used to shape society. With a strong emphasis on applied sociology, you’ll explore current global affairs and gain an international perspective of society. From globalisation and migration to war and conflict; money, power, and control, our Sociology degree tackles the big issues affecting everyone all over the world.

You’ll be encouraged to view society in a different and more analytical fashion, as we help broaden your thinking in new and exciting ways – taking your learning beyond the classroom. You’ll also gain an in-depth understanding of the social theory and methods. So by the time you graduate, you’ll be equipped you with the transferable skills to make sense of the social world and prepare you for the workplace. Membership of the British Sociology Association is open to our Sociology students and graduates, so you’ll have access to the latest developments in this field.

Modules

During the first year of your Sociology degree, you will gain a firm foundation in a range of applied approaches and sociology theory by extending the material you encountered in core modules at A-level. Key sociology themes introduced in this year will underpin the remainder of your studies.

In subsequent years, you’ll have the chance to delve into more fascinating aspects of sociology that cover an array of topical issues affecting society all over the world.

You’ll conduct supervised research on a topic of your choice and be part of an annual dissertation conference where you can gain peer and professional feedback on your research before finally submitting your work.

Year One
•Undertaking Social Science Research
•Understanding Modern European Society
•Conflict, Crisis and Change – International Perspectives
•Poverty, Inequality and Social Exclusion
•Classical Sociological Theories
•Sociology of Childhood and Youth

Year Two
•Research Methods in the Social Science
•Work Experience in Sociology
•Global Perspectives on Violence and Society
•Social Justice and Social Exclusion
•Contemporary Social Theory

Plus one module from the following options:
•International Focus on Equality, Diversity, Race, Culture and Ethnicity
•Society and the environment

Year Three
•Dissertation
•Global Conflict, War and Peace
•Social Policy and Young People
•Sociology of Sport
•Families, Youth and Community
•Self and Society
•International Security

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£12,600
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Pontypridd

Department:

Applied Sciences

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

70%
low
Sociology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sociology

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
59%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

79%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
51%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Sociology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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