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Course summary

  • Sociology achieved more than 95% overall satisfaction as rated by final-year undergraduate students in the 2020 National Student Survey
  • Benefit from interactive and engaging teaching, delivered by experienced lecturers
  • Gain valuable real-world experience through our volunteering and teaching modules
  • Graduate as a well-informed critical thinker who understands key issues relating to identity, equality, and diversity.
Sociology is an exciting and vibrant subject that explores the social issues impacting our fast-moving world. Whether it’s tackling topics like gender and sexuality, crime, or inequalities, Sociology’s focus on people and cultures is key to understanding the challenges and opportunities of our current landscape. As a discipline, sociology encompasses everything that falls within the social realm, from the family, class, and ethnicity, to work, religion, and politics. Sociologists are always asking new questions and as a student at Winchester you’ll gain the knowledge and skills to answer them with confidence. Over the course of three years, you’ll examine a wide range of sociological issues and learn how to apply theories and concepts to contemporary situations and debates. Sociology at Winchester provides you with a grounding in the major areas of sociology, as well as offering opportunities to study specialist topics, such as beauty, terrorism, social movements, disability, and the environment. In your third year, with training in research methods like interviews, questionnaires, and secondary research under your belt, you’ll be able to undertake your own research project to investigate what interests you the most. Recent students have explored topics as diverse as social media and body image, educational inequalities, climate change policies, grime music subcultures, #MeToo and Black Lives Matter activism, and masculinity in TV and film. If you are intrigued by how and why people interact as they do, what brings them together and tears them apart, and just where you fit into society, then a Sociology degree will give you the tools and knowledge to answer those questions. As a sociologist you’ll quickly develop important skills in communication, analysis, and critical thinking. Throughout the degree there is an emphasis on employability and the practical application of skills, opening up a wide range of people-focused careers in areas such as teaching, marketing, criminal justice, and human resources. You’ll be taught by experts who are passionate about their subjects, through a range of interactive and practical methods. We invite external speakers and professionals to share their expertise with you in classes, and you’ll have the opportunity to undertake work experience and volunteering for credit.

Modules

For detailed information on modules you will be studying please click on the 'View course details' link at the top of this summary box.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L300
Institution code:
W76
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Applicants who wish to apply for advanced standing (exemption from part of a programme) based on previous study are considered on an individual basis. Applicants are required to provide transcripts. confirming the module titles and grades they have already achieved, as well as module handbooks and/or programme specifications showing the learning outcomes of the modules completed.

International applicants

We accept a wide range of non-UK qualifications and use UK NARIC (National Recognition Information Centre) guidelines to confirm their equivalence.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants are required to hold a minimum of 2 x A-level or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 2 x BTEC National Subsidiary Diplomas) and we accept all A-level subjects, including Critical Thinking, General Studies and own-language A-levels. We welcome applicants who have completed the Extended Project (EP/EPQ) and points obtained from this qualification will be included in any offer. In addition, we accept a maximum of 32 points from level 3 qualifications below A2 that are included in the tariff (e.g. AS-levels not studied at A-level, music or dance qualifications). If you are a mature student, your application will be considered on its individual merits and work or other professional experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of other published requirements.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6An overall score of 6.0, including 5.5 in writing is required. If you require Tier 4 sponsorship, you will require a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
No data
Student satisfaction
55%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £16700 Year 1
International £16700 Year 1

Additional fee information

For further information about any additional costs associated with this course please see the individual course page on the University of Winchester website (www.winchester.ac.uk).
Sociology at University of Winchester - UCAS