Sociology (R57) at Open University - UCAS

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Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Sociology (R57)

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Course summary

In a fast-changing world, this degree offers you the chance to explore some of the major forces reshaping social life. You’ll be introduced to distinctively sociological ways of understanding the world and, in the process, will be challenged to think more deeply about contemporary social problems. You'll gain practical skills in social research and the ability to plan and conduct an independent sociological project. On graduation, you’ll not only have a well-developed understanding of the nature of society but will be in a position to make a positive difference to it. Key features of the course

  • Explore lively, topical and sometimes controversial issues affecting society today
  • Get to grips with key sociological questions, including those to do with class, gender, race and sexuality.
  • Learn to evaluate evidence critically and understand sociological problems better and think like a sociologist
  • Explore a sociological topic of your own interest in depth in the final year.


This degree has three stages, each comprising 120 credits. You’ll start Stage 1 with an interdisciplinary social science module followed by an introduction to key sociological ideas and approaches. Next, in Stage 2, you'll study modules on the digital revolution and social research methods. Finally, in Stage 3, you’ll study a sociological theory module, followed by a module allowing you to undertake your own sociology project.

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

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £21816 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £20952 Whole course
Scotland £7128 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6954 Whole course
Wales £7872 Whole course
EU £22416 Whole course
International £22416 Whole course
Channel Islands £22416 Whole course

Additional fee information

Fee information is valid for modules starting before 31 July 2025. Fees typically increase annually.
Sociology (R57) at Open University - UCAS