Leeds Trinity University

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Do you want to see the world in a different way? Are you interested in how our lives and identities are formed by the people around us and the systems we are a part of? Can we live in a more just, more equal society? Sociology is an exciting discipline that examines the key social issues and problems of the 21st century. You will learn about the divisions and inequalities at the heart of social life, as well as other areas including social media, climate change, and crime and deviance. Your degree will give you a range of knowledge across areas that are fundamental to sociology. You will explore topics such as crime, deviance, justice and human rights, and you will discover and explore new areas and issues that interest and excite you. All of which will give you a comprehensive understanding of the value of sociology and how it helps us understand real-world issues that impact us all. We know that professional experience is crucial to your success, so you’ll complete professional work or volunteering placements as part of your degree. We’ll match you with one of our employer partners, or support you in finding your own opportunities. Through these placements, and the assessments on your course, you will develop valuable skills that employers frequently praise our sociology graduates for, such as critical thinking and an eye for detail. Professional placements Thanks to the versatility of a Sociology degree, you can choose to complete placements based on your specific interests. Our students have worked in primary and secondary schools, youth support projects, MPs’ offices, research consultancies, media organisations such as ITV, HM Prison Service, Leeds City Council, publishing houses, market research and a wide range of charities both in the UK and abroad. Career opportunities As a sociology graduate you will have developed a range of communication, interpersonal, analytical and leadership skills that will help make you an extremely marketable graduate. Sociology graduates often have a depth and breadth of knowledge and skills that are attractive across sectors and industries including education, business, public relations, research roles and journalism.

Course details


On this course you will study a selection of modules, which may include: Identities and Inequalities; Sociological Thought and Theory; Introduction to Criminology; Social Sciences Skills; Lifeworlds: Sociology of the Everyday; Digital Lives: Self and Society in a Digital Age; Crime, Media, Culture; Surveillance Societies; Gender and Society; Justice, Punishment & Human Rights; Crimes of the 21st Century; Policing Priorities.

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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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £12000* 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 £12000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

We advise students that there may be additional course costs 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. On some courses there may be additional costs, such as field trips, equipment, accreditations, that may be part-funded by the University. More details will be provided at the start of the course. 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