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Main entry requirements
Applicants can satisfy the requirement for an A-Level Grade C by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications recognised by the University.
Overall BTEC award profile DMM (to include a minimum of 7 distinctions if the asking grades are set at BCC equivalent, or a minimum of 8 distinctions if they are set at BBC equivalent.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104-117 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers100%
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£9,000
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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Important notice – campus change This course will move to the Belfast campus in September 2019. Students will change campus part way through this course. Sociology is concerned with developing theories and concepts to explain the origins and nature of the contemporary social world and seeks to justify such theories through systematically collected evidence. A central aim is to provide students with explanatory frameworks relevant to both the wider society in which they will live and the employment settings in which they will work. Politics is a core discipline in the social sciences; included in the study of politics are key themes, issues and concepts that are complimentary to the study of sociology. The modules offered to students on the Sociology with Politics pathway include 'The Foundations of Political Thought', 'Politics in Europe', 'British Politics and Policy', and 'The Politics of Deeply Divided Societies'.
There are three major emphases in the Sociology major: an emphasis on the theories and explanatory frameworks found in Sociology, an emphasis on examing the social features of contemporary society within a global context and an emphasis on developing student skills in the collection and assessment of evidence and the development of arguments. The modules offered to students who take Politics as a minor subject in conjunction with a major subject include a range of options focusing on theories and ideologies and the study of the politics of individual nation states and international politics, as well as the study of themes such as identities, human rights and terrorism. In addition, we provide policy-related modules, including family policy and development issues. Sociology at Ulster has a history of receiving very high approval ratings in the national student survey (which is completed by final year students). In the last four years it has scored approval ratings of 96%, 94% and 100%
Located in Northern Ireland, Ulster University is spread across four campuses in Belfast, Coleraine, Jordanstown and Magee. The university has one of the highest employment rates in the UK, with over 92% of graduates finding work within six months of finishing their studies. The University has been named as a top UK institute for providing internships, all programmes offering the opportunity of work based learning, placement and study abroad opportunities.
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