Undergraduate prospectus

Sociology, BA Hons

Study a sociology degree to make sense of society's most challenging issues. Gain analytical skills for careers that help deliver solutions. Learn more.

Why study this at Greenwich?

  • Enables students to specialise in the study of sociology while incorporating courses from a range of options to allow you to build your degree around your interests and career aspirations
  • Covers a range of issues from popular culture to social justice, from gender and identity to global relations. A broad foundation in sociological thinking and theory is offered while also supporting you to pursue your own ideas and interests through focused research
  • Students develop a range of intellectual and practical transferable skills that provide a strong foundation for future employment in areas such as social welfare policy
  • Students develop a range of intellectual and practical transferable skills that provide a strong foundation for future employment in areas such as social welfare policy, media, marketing and advertising, local and central government, and community and charity organisations

UCAS points

104 (view full requirements)

Course/institution codes

L300 G BA/S

Concerned about grades?

We offer an extended degree in this subject that you can access with lower entry requirements.

Our extended degree contains a foundation year, so you can gain entry with a lower tariff.

Department

History, Politics & Social Sciences

Location

Attendance

  • 3 years full-time
  • 6 years part-time
  • 4 years sandwich

This programme will allow you to specialise in the study of sociology while incorporating courses from a range of options to allow you to build your degree around your interests and career aspirations.

Sociology is an innovative and vibrant subject covering a range of issues from popular culture to social justice, from gender and identity to global relations. A broad foundation in sociological thinking and theory is offered while also supporting you to pursue your own ideas and interests through focused research.

Employability

You will develop a range of intellectual and practical transferable skills that provide a strong foundation for future employment in areas such as social welfare policy; media, marketing and advertising; local and central government; and community and charity organisations.

Ranking

Our sociology degrees are ranked 1st in London for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017.

Outcomes

The aims of the programme are:

  • To enhance understanding of important and controversial issues in society, including debates about gender, ethnicity, crime and deviance, social justice, global politics and cultural production
  • To provide a pathway of study that encompasses the main sociological debates as well as strengths in applied sociology, global studies and cultural sociology
  • To produce graduates who have skills that can be applied in a range of careers including skills in critical thinking, practical and applied research, communication skills, and an ability to work both independently and in groups, and to engage with the modern world with confidence.

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

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Entry requirements

 Applicants from a UK educational background:

  • 104 UCAS points from A-levels.
  • GCSEs in English (language or literature) and mathematics at grade C / 4 or above.

We accept alternative qualifications including:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Scottish Highers 
  • Irish Highers.

General studies is not normally accepted.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

 Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 20 8331 8136.

 In addition:

You may be invited to an interview.

We welcome applications from mature students.

Concerned about grades?

We also offer an extended degree in this subject with lower entry requirements. Our extended degrees include a foundation year to prepare you for degree-level study.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Fees information International fees

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Additional information

Assessment

Learning and teaching takes place through:

  • Seminars
  • Workshops 
  • Laboratory sessions and lectures
  • E-learning
  • Along with support from your personal tutor throughout your degree.

Typically, students are assessed through a mixture of coursework and examinations, but assessment may also take the form of multiple-choice tests and portfolios of work or projects.

Careers

Our strength in applied sociology, combined with our focus on developing job skills, means that you'll be well prepared for careers in a wide range of sectors and roles. For example, you might consider youth or community work, welfare provision, or roles in charitable organisations or local and national government. Careers are also available in teaching, health administration, personnel management, publishing, marketing and social research. Some career options may require further study.

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