Coventry University

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

Though the issues facing society may change – as diverse as our fascination with celebrity and the rising popularity of reality television to anger at police brutality and continued sexism in the workplace – the popularity of Sociology as a choice of study has remained constant for well over 100 years. Student support is one of our top priorities and you’ll be joining a lively, welcoming and friendly community, with the highest levels of student satisfaction. You’ll be taught by a combination of qualified educationalists, active researchers and experts in areas such as race, gender, media, sexuality, sport and class identities. As part of our commitment to provide practical, real-life experience relevant to future careers, you’ll have opportunities to work in diverse situations on short and long-term placements, which offer professional and intercultural experiences, with agencies such as Glaxo Smith Kline (subject to application and availability). You’ll also participate in exciting field trips; previous students have visited Berlin and Sicily to explore Post War Germany, Memorialisation and Anti-Mafia Organisations respectively (additional costs may apply). Key Course Benefits

  • Wide choice of modules allowing you to tailor your to suit your interest, in topics such as gender, race, class and identity.
  • Opportunities to expand international experience by participating in exciting field trips**, studying or working abroad*.
  • The opportunity to develop the skills potential future employer’s desire, such as working to deadline, presentation, verbal and written communication, analysis, critical thinking and report writing.
  • Excellent professional links with local and national employers.

Course details


Your main study themes are: Understanding Society: This module aims to provide students with an understanding of sociology as an academic discipline in the broadest sense. They will be introduced to a number of key thinkers and sociological concepts. These ideas will be used to examine key aspects of social life and contemporary societies. Race and Racism: The aim of this module is to examine historical and contemporary debates and issues associated with race and racism. The module also examines issues to do with immigration, political representation, legislation, the criminal justice system, employment and housing. Gender and Society: This module introduces students to studies of gender and society. It offers students the opportunity to explore the ways in which social structures and institutions create and reproduce gender relations and to consider this in relation to the experiences of women and men. Tradition and Controversy in Social Theory: Broadly, the purpose of the module is threefold. Firstly, it aims to provide the student with an appreciation of 'classical' social theory - the work of Marx, Weber and Durkheim. Secondly, it explores the development of 'modern' social theory. Thirdly, it allows students to gain some understanding of contemporary debates and controversies. Global Inequality and Development: The module looks at the ways in which social development has been defined and articulated by academics, planners, governments and members of society. The module aims to provide a 'hands on' approach that enables students to understand past and current forces and processes behind social change in the modern global system. For details about individual modules please visit the course page on our website.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate / BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma / BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that total the equivalent of three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary. If you are successful in receiving an offer, you will be invited to attend an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and studying at Coventry University.

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

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No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Coventry University
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Clearing contact details

Recruitment and Admissions Office

02476 888888

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Additional information

Thursday 18 August 08:00-20:00, Friday 19 August 08:00-18:00, Saturday 20 August 10:00-16:00, Sunday 21 August 10:00-16:00, Monday 22 August onwards (weekdays only) 08:00-18:30

Course contact details

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UK Admissions Office

024 7765 2222

European and International Admissions Office

+44 024 7765 2152

Sociology at Coventry University - UCAS