The Sociology degree focuses on the scientific study of societies; how they are organised and how they change. The course enhances your practical understanding of health, politics and government and through sociological practice, applies scientific methods while using sociological theories and research to find solutions to societal problems.
UCAS course code: L300
Duration: Three years full-time, six years part-time
Institution code: D26
Plus one of the following:
International Baccalaureate : 28+
Access to HE Diploma (started after September 2014) Pass Access qualification. The GCSE requirement is still under review. An update of our entry requirements will be given on our website and on UCAS as soon as it is available.
Work experience: No
International students If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent when you start the course is required.
English Language tuition|, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.
Personal statement selection criteria
If your course has a surplus number of applications to choose from after the UCAS equal consideration deadline the additional criteria that will be used as a basis for selection is:
Please note - that if you are applying with non-standard qualifications you may be required to attend an interview.
Our diverse range of teaching styles bring the subject alive and help you achieve your best, includes:
A strong research profile allows our team to provide you with expertise in areas including:
Assessment takes place through methods such as:
Contact hours are normally between 10-16 hours, and you are expected to undertake approximately 28 hours of self-directed study per week.
If you study sociology as a joint subject contact hours will normally consist of five to eight hours per week, and approximately 14 hours of self-directed study per week. You will be required to undertake a similar amount of hours for the other side of your chosen joint.
In the first and second year the focus is on a range of different perspectives in sociology to provide a broad understanding of the discipline, for example:
The final year offers an opportunity to do either a library-based Investigation or a research project exploring an interesting sociological question of your choice and in addition, we offer a wide range of optional modules to suit individual interests and aspirations.
Our strong links within the sectorallow you to put theory in to practice beyond the classroom, developing your practical, professional and transferrable skills, and enhancing your employability upon graduation.
Although there are no formal opportunities for work placements, you will be encouraged and fully supported to participate in voluntary opportunities in the sector throughout the duration of the course. Our links with international universities may allow for international study opportunities through our dedicated Erasmus scheme.
A degree in Sociology is also well respected in related fields such as:
We also offer a range of postgraduate courses to further enhance your professional development.
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Applications for undergraduate courses from UK/EU applicants must go through UCAS, you can fill out an application form through their website ucas.ac.uk|. If you do not have regular access to the internet or find it difficult to fill out applications online you can request an alternative format from UCAS either through their website or via the contact details below.
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Customer Service Unit UCAS PO Box 28 Cheltenham GL52 3LZ, UK T: 0871 468 0 468
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
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Edith Murphy Building
Leicester, LE1 9BH
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