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Course summary

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, the systems we are part of and the technology that we use? 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, inequalities and solidarities at the heart of social life and interrogate some of the most pressing contemporary social challenges, including social media, climate change, and crime and deviance. Your degree will give you an in-depth knowledge and understanding of fundamental areas of sociology. You will apply theoretical and methodological knowledge to practical problems and you will have the opportunity to discover and explore new areas and issues that interest and excite you. Your degree will give you a comprehensive understanding of the public 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.


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; Genocide Studies; 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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Unistats information

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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