BA (Hons) Sociology

BA (Hons) Sociology

Your insight into the social world is unique. We will encourage you to explore your own social identity and consider your experiences of the world. You will let this self awareness inform your studies and you may even discover new specialisms you are passionate about pursuing.

In Year 2 and 3 of your studies you can choose from a range of modules covering topics from across sociology and criminology. This allows you to tailor your degree to your interests and future career ambitions.

On specialist modules you will learn qualitative and quantitative research methods that are used by sociologists and apply them to your own research. We will introduce you to the different theoretical perspectives you will use to analyse topics such as:

  • Sexuality
  • Childhood
  • Technology
  • The body
  • Space. 

We will help you develop your critical thinking skills so you can back up your ideas with evidence and reason. Our team of academic staff will support you throughout your studies. They are all active in social research, meaning the material you cover is the most relevant it can be. Work with them in seminars, workshops and 1 to 1 tutorials and let their expertise become your own. 

If you do not yet meet the minimum requirements for entry straight onto this degree course, or feel you are not quite ready for the transition to Higher Education, this is a great option for you. Passing a foundation year guarantees you a place on this degree course the following academic year.

Entry Requirements


  • 104 UCAS Tariff points
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C/4 (or equivalent) including English Language.

International Students

If you are an international student you will need to show that your qualifications match our entry requirements.

Information about international qualifications and entry requirements can be found on our International pages.

If English is not your first language you will need to show that you have English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) or equivalent.

Mature Learners Entry Scheme

If you have been out of education for 3 years or more and have a grade C GCSE in English Language or equivalent, you are eligible for our entry scheme for mature learners. It's a scheme that recognises non-traditional entry qualifications and experience for entry onto this course. Information on how to apply can be found on our dedicated page.

Career Prospects

On this course you will gain valuable skills which can lead to a variety of different career paths, some of which are directly related to sociology and some allow you to apply your skills more broadly. You will gain research, analytical and presentation skills that are in high demand in a range of careers.

This degree could be the first step toward your career as a:

  • Charity officer
  • Community development worker
  • Family support officer
  • International aid worker
  • Social researcher
  • Youth worker

Course Details

Year 1

Researching and Presenting
Introduction to Sociological Theory
Sociology of Everyday Life
Pleasure, Leisure and Social Interaction
Social Inequalities: Key Themes

Year 2

Social Research Methods 1
Gender, Sexuality and Media
Sociology of Work
Social Inequalities: Contemporary Debates
Political Sociology
Sociology of the Very Worst
Social Research Methods 2
Social Change, Technology and Risk

Year 3

Sociological Investigation
Sex Work
Critical Criminology
Gender, Body and Power
Spatial Sociology
Technology and Society
Solving Social Problems
Crime and Media
Prisons and Penology
Urban Criminology
Youth and Resistance
State, Nation and Migration
Health, Illness and Society
Digital Entrepreneurship and Social Transformation

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