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Course summary

Sociology is ideal for you, if you have an inquisitive mind ready to engage with social issues in tumultuous times. We examine diverse societies and the experiences of different individuals and groups.

  • You’ll explore the pressing issues of modern-day society in the UK and internationally, including: inequalities and social injustice, body, self and identities, race and racism, gender, sex and sexuality, crime and punishment, media and popular culture, families and personal relationships and much more
  • You’ll have opportunities to work in diverse situations on short and long-term placements*. This can provide the opportunity for practical, real-life experience that’s relevant to your future career aspirations.
  • Studying sociology should help you develop your own sociological imagination. Upon successful completion, you will gain a critical understanding of the contemporary world, human behaviour and the forces shaping society.
Key Course Benefits The Sociology team at Coventry are committed to your academic and personal development. Student support is one of our top priorities and you’ll be joining a welcoming, friendly and inclusive community. You will be taught by a combination of qualified educationalists, active researchers who are experts in their chosen fields (Staff may be subject to change). Other benefits include the following: A range of topics covered on the course can include gender, sexuality, race, class, disability, crime and identities. Opportunities to expand international experience by participating in studying or working abroad. Opportunities to develop skills that potential and future employers desire from graduates, such as: workload and project management, presentational, verbal and written communication skills, working with others, and critical thinking. Current excellent professional links with local and national employers and visiting speakers from areas of industry and practice relevant to your sociology course (subject to availability). *Please see website for details


This course has a common first year The common first year enables you to work alongside students doing similar courses to you, to widen your knowledge and exposure to other subject areas and professions. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with other students, so you can share your insights and experience which will help you to develop and learn. If you discover an interest in a specific subject you have studied, upon successful completion of your first year, you could swap degrees with another course in your common first year (subject to meeting progression requirements). Common first year courses Sociology BA (Hons) Sociology and Criminology BA (Hons) Year One Modules Understanding Society Crime, Disorder and Social Control Fundamentals for Study and Social Science Diversity and Divisions Media and Popular Culture Social Policy and Social Change Year Two In year two, you will develop more advanced knowledge and skills to do with: social theory, 21st century lifestyles and political activism, amongst others. Placement Year There’s no better way to find out what you love doing than trying it out for yourself, which is why a work placement* can often be beneficial. Work placements usually occur between your second and final year of study. They’re a great way to help you explore your potential career path and gain valuable work experience, whilst developing transferable skills for the future. If you choose to do a work placement year, you will pay a reduced tuition fee* of £1,250. For more information, please go to the fees and funding section. During this time you will receive guidance from your employer or participating institution, along with your assigned academic mentor who will ensure you have the support you need to complete your placement. Final Year Year three aims to bring you to the level to enter the world of work by consolidating your knowledge and skills from year one and two. You could also work on a large final project in an area of your interest, with the support of a mentor and your Academic Personal Tutor. You will be asked to choose optional modules on top of the compulsory modules, ‘Final Project’ and ‘The Lunar Society: Philosophy of the Midlands’, to total 120 credits in your final year. We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. Before accepting any offers, please check the website for the most up to date course content. For full module details please check the course page on the Coventry University website. *For further information please check the course page on the Coventry University website

Assessment method

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods can include: Phase tests Essays Group work Presentations Reports Projects Coursework Individual Assignments The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Sociology at Coventry University - UCAS