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Year of Entry 2019/20
BA (Honours)

Sociology

Examine sociological explanations and ask how they can be applied to the world around you.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year
International: £13,250 per year
How long will I study? 3 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
What are the entry requirements? 112 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? L300
When do I start? September

Student satisfaction

This course scored 94% for overall satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey.

Course summary

  • Develop techniques for collecting, analysing and interpreting numerical and visual data.
  • Communicate evidence and arguments to a range audiences using written, oral, online and visual formats.
  • Have the opportunity to study abroadErasmus funding is available for European placements.
  • Work independently and with others, acting on feedback and managing time effectively.

The course aims to provide you with the core knowledge and skills found within sociology. You learn to creatively and critically question the contemporary social world, developing arguments to challenge forms of prejudice including an awareness of personal views and ethical issues.

Student View

Watch student Evelyn Boakye talk about what it’s like to study on this course.

How you learn

Watch course leader Jenni Brooks talk about this course.


Rather than deliver a purely abstract course, the sociology team make use of theoretical contexts to understand real-world issues. The majority of the modules offered are based on the expertise and research interests of staff, who blend their specialist interests with their teaching.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • small-group teaching
  • personal supervision
  • guest speakers
  • coursework
  • reports
  • reviews
  • presentations
  • portfolios
  • exams
  • final year dissertation

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme.

Course leaders and tutors

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Karl Baker-Green
Senior Lecturer

Karl presently teaches on a variety of modules across the Sociology Degree route. He is also module leader for Researching Society, Shaping Societies, Qualitative So … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

Many students opt to go on an eight-week structured work placement in their second year. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Past students have worked in an area of health, education, justice, human relations or the voluntary sector.

Study abroad

You can study abroad for one semester in your second year at one of our partner universities. Examples of our current partner institutions include Georgia Southern University in the US, Trent University and Carleton University in Canada, Queensland University of Technology, LaTrobe University and Deakin University in Australia, University of Jyvaskyla in Finland, Tallinn University in Estonia, the University of Warsaw in Poland, and Aahus University in Denmark.

Networking opportunities

The sociology course provides extensive support to help develop your full potential. All sociology students are allocated an academic adviser who will help you throughout your course and provide a useful link after graduation.

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Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • government
  • education
  • charity

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus

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Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.

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Location

Collegiate Crescent
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S10 2BP

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Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 112

This must include at least 64 points from two A levels, or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:

  • BBC at A Level.
  • DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies.

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

GCSE

  • English Language at grade C or 4
  • Mathematics at grade C or 4

• Access - at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2 from a relevant Open College Network accredited course

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent

We also consider other qualifications from the UCAS tariff. Applicants with alternative qualifications or a combination of qualifications and work experience will also be considered. We welcome applications from people of any age. Please contact us for further advice.

Meeting the qualifications on the entry criteria does not guarantee you a place. You should ensure that you submit a personal statement and reference as these will also be considered as part of the selection process. Guidelines on personal statements and references can be found on the UCAS website.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Deviance, Order And Protest Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Graduate Development Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Media, Representation And Society Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Researching Society Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Shaping Societies Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: The Sociological Imagination Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Research Methods Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Inequality, Identity And Intersectionality Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Theorising Modernities Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Beliefs, Values And Religion Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Education: Theory, Policy And Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Health And Inequalities Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Spin, Propaganda And The Media Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Work Placement (Politics And Sociology) Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Work Project Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Youth: Chaos And Control Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Dissertation (Sociology) Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Research Methods Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Comparing Social Issues And Policy In A Global Context Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Crime And The Media Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Culture, Media And Consumption Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Drug Use In Context Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Education, Power And Control Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Experiences Of Health, Illness And Disability Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Families And Kinship: A Sociological Insight Into Family History Studies Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Globalisation, Gender And Work Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Power, Sex And The Body Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Social Theory And Film: Modern, Postmodern And Postcolonial Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Tokenisms, Fetishes & Religion Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Understanding Human Rights: Disrupting Universalism Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Work, Employment And Globalisation Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 is £9,250 per year.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 per year.

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Financial support for home/EU students

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Sociology and politics courses (PDF)

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