Sociology at University of South Wales - UCAS

University of South Wales

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)


Course summary

The BSc (Hons) Sociology degree gives you the chance to delve into key ‘real-world’ issues and investigate how they are used to shape society. With a strong emphasis on applied sociology, you’ll explore current global affairs and gain an international perspective of society. From globalisation and migration to war and conflict; money, power, and control, our Sociology degree tackles the big issues affecting everyone all over the world. You’ll be encouraged to view society in a different and more analytical fashion, as we help broaden your thinking in new and exciting ways – taking your learning beyond the classroom. You’ll also gain an in-depth understanding of the social theory and methods. So by the time you graduate, you’ll be equipped you with the transferable skills to make sense of the social world and prepare you for the workplace. Membership of the British Sociology Association is open to our Sociology students and graduates, so you’ll have access to the latest developments in this field.


During the first year of your Sociology degree, you will gain a firm foundation in a range of applied approaches and sociology theory by extending the material you encountered in core modules at A-level. Key sociology themes introduced in this year will underpin the remainder of your studies. In subsequent years, you’ll have the chance to delve into more fascinating aspects of sociology that cover an array of topical issues affecting society all over the world. You’ll conduct supervised research on a topic of your choice and be part of an annual dissertation conference where you can gain peer and professional feedback on your research before finally submitting your work. Year One •Undertaking Social Science Research •Understanding Modern European Society •Conflict, Crisis and Change – International Perspectives •Poverty, Inequality and Social Exclusion •Classical Sociological Theories •Sociology of Childhood and Youth Year Two •Research Methods in the Social Science •Work Experience in Sociology •Global Perspectives on Violence and Society •Social Justice and Social Exclusion •Contemporary Social Theory Plus one module from the following options: •International Focus on Equality, Diversity, Race, Culture and Ethnicity •Society and the environment Year Three •Dissertation •Global Conflict, War and Peace •Social Policy and Young People •Sociology of Sport •Families, Youth and Community •Self and Society •International Security

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics/Numeracy and English at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or their equivalent, but consideration is given to individual circumstances.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
International £12600 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed on the University website (on individual course pages). Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense. Students from Wales and the EU may be eligible for a means-tested Welsh Government Learning Grant. Please visit the University website for full details.
Sociology at University of South Wales - UCAS