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University of Wolverhampton

Sociology and Politics

UCAS Code: LL32
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

96

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Politics
  • Sociology
Student score
75% LOW
82% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
93% MED
Average graduate salary
£15k LOW
£15.6k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

CCC

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMM

UCAS tariff points
96

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96 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

100%

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

Modules

Modules include: sociological imagination; British and international politics; contemporary capitalism; popular culture; women's political campaigning.

University of Wolverhampton

On campus

The University of Wolverhampton has a long history of providing students with the opportunities presented by a first class education. We continue to excel in the areas that have contributed to our excellent reputation: award-winning teaching, state-of-the-art facilities, international partnerships, strong business links and innovative research.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
24%
76%

Year 1

22%
75%
3%

Year 2

20%
80%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
23%
77%

Year 1

18%
75%
7%

Year 2

7%
88%
5%

Year 3

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 76%
Student score 75% LOW
Able to access IT resources

86%

Staff made the subject interesting

86%

Library resources are satisfactory

81%

Feedback on work has been helpful

81%

Feedback on work has been prompt

70%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

86%

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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
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
40% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
7% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
201 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
66% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% 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 £15k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

10%

Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

14%

Graduates who are welfare professionals

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Most politics or international relations graduates don't actually go into politics - although many do, as activists, fundraisers and researchers. Other popular industries include marketing and PR, management consultancy, youth and community work, the finance industry and academic research (you usually need a postgraduate degree to get into research). Politics is a very popular postgraduate subject, and so about one in six politics graduates go on to take another course to get a Masters after they finish their degrees.
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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 86%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

94%

Staff made the subject interesting

91%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

86%

Feedback on work has been prompt

71%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

74%

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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
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
76% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
9% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
239 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
37% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% 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 93% MED
Average graduate salary £15.6k LOW
Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

22%

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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