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Sociology

Entry requirements


96 to 112 UCAS points at A2

96 to 112 UCAS points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

96 to 122 UCAS points at Higher Level subjects

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

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OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

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Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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96 to 112 UCAS points

96 to 112 UCAS points

UCAS Tariff

96-112

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Sociology

**Course overview**
- How does society work? What makes one society different from another? With our BA (Hons) Sociology degree you’ll look beyond the everyday to understand contemporary society and how it shapes our lives.

- During this course you’ll develop expertise in research and analysis as you critically reflect on, discuss and talk about topical social issues from a local, national and international perspective.

- You’ll gain a deep understanding of key sociological theorists and important issues. Our emphasis on studying these in an international context will be particularly useful if you plan to study or work overseas.

- You’ll have the opportunity to tailor your degree to your interests. Modules include the sociology of religion, the sociology of gender, the sociology of childhood, and crime and society.

**Why study with us**
- Our Sociology courses are ranked 3rd in the North West for teaching quality – National Student Survey 2019.

- Our Sociology courses are also ranked 3rd in the North West for assessment and feedback - National Student Survey 2019.

- You’ll get the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner universities in Europe and as far afield as Australia, Brazil, Canada and China.

**Further information**
- On this course you’ll benefit from our Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership (CVCL) which enables you to get involved in projects which make a positive difference to people’s lives. They offer a range of volunteering projects in the UK and Internationally so you’re bound to find something that inspires you.

- We encourage you to participate in ‘real world’ learning throughout your course. CVCL enables you to get involved in a wide range of local, national and international community projects. They offer a number of second and third-year modules which are accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).

Modules

Year 1: Core Modules: Sociological ways of thinking, Doing social research. Optional Modules: Media and culture, Youth, Identity and Difference, Childhood inequalities, Crime and Society, Communities, cultures, and identities, Education for everyone?, State and Society; Europe 1815-1914, Volunteering and community action, Peer led outreach education, Elective (such as a Language)

Year 2: Core Modules: Contemporary Thinkers, Innovative Research. Optional Modules: Understanding Interpersonal Violence, Sociology of Religion, The Sociology of Social Movements, Sociology and Education, Diversity and inclusion in Education, Diversity and Inclusive Practice with Children and Adults, Perceptions of crime and punishment in England 1700-1900, Community history project, Philosophy of science and social theory, Mentoring in the community

Year 3: Core Modules: Dissertation in Sociology. Optional Modules: Sexy bodies; sexuality and the body, Sociology of Disability, Sociology of childhood, Suspect populations and insecure spaces, Sex, Violence and Strategies, Human Trafficking and ‘Modern Day’ Slavery, Student Initiated Module, Thatcher’s Britain 1979-1990, Public space in the city: a social and cultural history c.1850-1910

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Justice

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

82%
med
Sociology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sociology

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
70%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

82%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
64%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
28%
Male students
72%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
24%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sociology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,680
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
41%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
15%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Protective service occupations

We have quite a lot of sociology graduates, although numbers fell last year. But graduates still do pretty well. 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 recruitment, education, community and youth work, and housing. An important option for a sociology graduate is social work - and we're short of people willing to take this challenging but rewarding career. 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, healthcare, marketing and even IT. Sociology graduates taking further study often branch out into other qualifications, like teaching, law, psychology, HR and even maths, so don’t think a sociology degree restricts you to just one set of options.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Sociology, social policy and anthropology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£18k

£18k

£21k

£21k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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