Leeds Trinity University

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Are you interested in how our lives are shaped by relationships with other people and institutions? Do you want to unpick the ways of thinking that construct and influence our societies? Sociology examines societies, social issues and problems, looking at how they impact upon the lives of individuals. You'll develop a wide range of knowledge in contemporary sociological theory and practice, exploring topics from urban sociology and gender and society, to criminality and globalisation. Professional experience is crucial, so you'll complete two professional work placements as part of your degree. We'll work with you to match you with one of our employer partners, or we'll support you in finding your own placement. Employers frequently praise the eye for detail and critical thinking skills of our Sociology graduates, as well as the transferable skills that they develop. By the time you graduate, we aim to have helped you to become a confident, articulate, knowledgeable and critical graduate ready for a wide range of graduate roles. Placement opportunities ​We are one of only a few UK universities to build professional work placements into every degree. You'll complete two professional work placements, which will give you the chance to graduate with up to three months' professional work experience without having to take a sandwich year out. You'll complete two professional work placements as part of your degree. Thanks to the versatility of a Sociology degree, you can choose to complete a placement based on your specific interests. Our students have worked in primary and secondary schools, youth support projects, local offices of Members of Parliament, research consultancies, media organisations such as ITV, HM Prison Service, Leeds City Council, publishing houses, market research and a wide range of charities in the UK and abroad. Graduate opportunities Your degree will prepare you for roles in professions including education, social work, the third sector, social services, teaching, the Criminal Justice System and business. You could also use the transferable skills you develop to enter any other areas of graduate employment.

Course details


On this degree, you will study a range of modules that include Introduction to Sociology; Critical Thinking Skills; Introduction to Sociological Theory; Crime and Deviance; Recent Developments in Sociological Theory; Research Methods in Sociology; Media, Culture and Society; Diversity and Inclusion; Understanding Family Dynamics; Child and Youth Justice; Sociology of crime; Sociological Perspectives of Childhood; and Understanding Family Dynamics.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeL3V8
Institution code L24
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 104 points GCSEs in English language and maths at grade C or 4 (or higher) will be required

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £11250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees: Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. We recommend £390* as an average annual budget for learning resources if you decide this is for you. *This figure is based on the Department of Work and Pensions course costs allowance 2015 Field trips may occur during this course and either fully or partly subsidised by the University. You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.
Sociology at Leeds Trinity University - UCAS