Sociology at London South Bank University - UCAS

Course summary

Sociology gives you the opportunity to engage with some of the world’s most burning questions: in a world where mobile phones are connecting everyone, why do people feel further apart than ever? How are conservative attitudes and increased diversity on the rise at the same time? What is Artificial Intelligence doing to how we vote, work, maintain relationships, and consume? This fascinating course explores all of these, as well as other contemporary issues such as globalisation, gender, religion, sexuality, identity formation, policing, nationalism, and more. Develop your abilities as investigators of social life in London and beyond and graduate with the skills and confidence to turn your degree into an excellent career. You’ll also have the opportunity to do a work placement that matches your interests, and will leave with a balance of theory, practice, and experience, to be active agents in the world of change. There’s also the option to specialise in a specific Criminology pathway: BA Sociology with Criminology


Modules are Subject to Change Year 1 Semester 1 Global Issues in Sociology (core) Power, Inequality and Civil Society (core) Social Science in the Contemporary World: Themes, Concepts and Higher Education Skills (core) Semester 2 Researching London life (core) The Sociological Imagination: From Revolutions to Big Data (core) Social Justice in Action (core) Year 2 Semester 1 Gender, Sexualities and Society (core) Social Research Methods (core) Decolonisation and Legacies of Empire (optional) Contemporary Policy Making (optional) Semester 2 The Making of Modern Society: The light and the dark (core) Working in the Social Sciences (core) Environmental Justice, Sustainability and Climate Crisis (optional) London: Crime and Social Exclusion (optional) Youth Crime and Delinquency (optional) Year 3 Research Project (core) Semester 1 Sociology for the 21st Century: From networks to Artificial Intelligence (core) Social Justice and Social Policy (optional) Sustainability: agents for change (optional) Visualising the World (optional) Semester 2 Politics and Protest (core) Crimes of the Powerful: states, corporations and human rights (optional) Race, Culture and Identity (optional)

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

International applicants

English Language Requirements for International and EU Applicants: IELTS 6.0 (the minimum score required in each skill area is 5.5) or TOEFL IBT 80 ( the minimum score required in each skills areas are: Reading 18, Listening 17, Writing 17, Speaking 20) or Pearson Test of English Academic 52 (the minimum score required in each skill area is 51)

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

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Sociology at London South Bank University - UCAS