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Sociology, BA Hons Undergraduate prospectus

  • 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

Overview

Overview

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'll study

Entry requirements

 Applicants from a UK educational background:

112 UCAS points, which should include at least 104 points from A2 A-levels.

You'll also need GCSEs at grade C or above in English and mathematics.

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.

Extra 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.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

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