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Course summary

Do you find yourself questioning and challenging conventional assumptions about the world we live in? Sociology is concerned with understanding social life and our place within it. It helps us understand and tackle difficult questions, such as issues of poverty, immigration, privacy and social unrest, as well as providing insights into our cultural and everyday lives. Sociologists have for decades been providing answers to difficult government and policy questions, informing industry and challenging inequalities. The social sciences have a long and well established history at the University of Salford, having been taught here since 1954, and today, the sociology subject group continues to be extremely strong both in terms of its teaching quality and research excellence.


In the first year all modules are compulsory and we will equip you with the study skills needed to get the best out of your degree, and introduce you to both the nature and scope of research in sociology. In your second year you build on the foundation of year one by looking in more detail at different issues and perspectives. You will also have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of selected topics by choosing optional modules (from the indicative list below). In your third year you will take two compulsory modules, which includes an Independent Study module.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Qualification requirements

Grade C or 4 (or above) in Maths and English Language/ Literature GCSE is required.Level 2 equivalencies will also be accepted

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Sociology at University of Salford - UCAS