University of Greenwich

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sociology

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Course summary

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Study a sociology degree to make sense of society's most challenging issues. You'll emerge with the analytical skills to embark on careers that help to deliver solutions. Our BA Hons Sociology explores issues such as inequality and social change, gender and sexuality, ethnicity, crime and deviance, and social justice. The course provides a wide range of options, including the chance to widen your perspective by studying a language. You could also undertake a dissertation or work placement. By the end of your degree, you'll understand how to apply critical thought, research, communication, and teamwork to what you do. These transferable skills are sought after by many employers. Popular careers for our sociology graduates include youth and community work, welfare provision, and positions within charitable organisations and local and national government. What you should know about this course

  • It enables students to specialise in the study of sociology while incorporating courses to allow you to build your degree around your interests and career aspirations
  • It equips you to build a broad foundation in sociological thinking and theory is offered while also supporting you to pursue your own ideas and interests through focused research
  • You develop a range of intellectual and practical transferable skills that provide a strong foundation for future employment in a range of careers in the sociological workplace
  • It covers a range of issues from popular culture to social justice, from gender and identity to global relations
Greenwich is ranked 2nd in London (and 21st in the UK) in the Sociology subject-area rankings in the Guardian University Guide 2021

Course details

Modules

All degree courses are made up of modules – individual units of study on different topics. Some modules are compulsory; others can be chosen from a list of options. Our website has full details of your degree structures, module content, and how each module is assessed. The direct link to this course on our website, can be found at the bottom of this page.

Assessment method

On this course, students are assessed by take-home exams, coursework and practice assessments on campus where required. Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 104 points
A level BCC General Studies is not usually accepted.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSEs in English (language or literature) and maths at grade 4/C or above.

We also accept UCAS points from alternative Level 3 qualifications including: BTEC Nationals, the International Baccalaureate and Scottish and Irish Highers. We also consider equivalent qualifications in English and Maths at Level 2, in place of GCSEs.


English language requirements

For more information about our English Language Requirements, please click on the following link.

https://www.gre.ac.uk/international/help-and-support/courses


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

These fees were set for the 2020/21 intake. Therefore, this may change for the 2021/22 academic year.
Sociology at University of Greenwich - UCAS