Sociology at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS

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Course summary

Society is rapidly changing. Our multicultural and diverse world is becoming increasingly complex - bringing about challenges and problems that we, as sociologists, seek to tackle. At NTU, our role is to deliver you as a sociology graduate ready for the real world, well-prepared to address these changes. We believe that the study of sociology should not be confined to the university classroom but that you should have the chance to apply your knowledge to do public good, benefiting communities and wider society. You’ll take advantage of our teaching team’s connections with individuals and organisations in the local and international community to learn from active researchers. Studying with us, you’ll engage in the most pressing contemporary social issues of our time - from gender equality to race and ethnicity, environmental sociology to media, popular and digital cultures. You’ll develop the knowledge and skills to tackle some of today’s most challenging problems. You’ll stand out as an actively engaged citizen. You’ll be ready to make a real difference to society - whether that’s working in the public, private, or third sector. What you'll study The BA Sociology degree has been developed to reflect the diversity of our students and to examine social issues. Not just through the dominant ideas of Western sociology, but through the perspectives of scholars from across the globe. Throughout the course, we integrate the analysis of social problems, social research training and sociological theory with a strong focus on employment. We'll work with you to develop a complex skill set in analysis, critical thinking, digital competency and personal confidence to ensure you’re well-prepared for the future jobs market.


Year One Foundations of Social Theory What is Society? Identity, Culture and Student Life Working Lives Foundations of Social Research and Academic Practice Introduction to Sustainability Year Two Constructing Modern Societies Sociology and Service Learning Applied Social Research Sustainable Futures Religion, Nonreligion and Everyday Belief Sociology of Education Politics and Social Justice Gender, Sex and Sexuality The Body in Society Sociology of Consumption Digital Culture and Society Final Year Theorising Contemporary Society Sociology of Work and Career Research Project Race, Culture and Society Identities and Intimacies Popular Culture Sociology of Harm Environmental Justice Cities and Urban Life

Assessment method

The majority of your work will be assessed through coursework-based essays, reports and a final year research-based dissertation. You'll also be assessed through a combination of formal examinations and practical assessments such as group and individual presentations and portfolios.

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

A lower offer may be made based on a range of factors, including your background (such as where you live and the school or college you attended), your experiences and individual circumstances (you may have been in care, for example). This is called a contextual offer and we get data from UCAS to make these decisions. NTU offers a student experience like no other, and this approach helps us to find students who have the potential to succeed here, but may have faced barriers that can make it more difficult to access university. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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
EU £17150 Year 1
International £17150 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.
Sociology at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS