Sociology at University of Kent - UCAS

Course summary

Our world faces unprecedented challenges, from the climate crisis, to rising inequality; from the automation of people’s jobs by computers and artificial intelligence, to a civil society divided by questions of what is true or false. There has never been a more pressing need for people to understand how society works, how people and groups interact, and how our social structures and institutions affect our everyday lives. Overview If you want to study a subject that employers respect, and that can make a difference in the world, then Kent Sociology is for you. We offer one the most cutting-edge Sociology programmes in the UK, where you will be taught by world-class experts researching the most pressing issues facing society today. Reasons to study a Sociology degree at Kent

  • Ranked 2nd for research quality in the UK in The Complete University Guide 2023
  • Study and work with world-leading experts studying key real-world issues on an interdisciplinary course that will give you a global perspective
  • Choose from a wide range of modules allowing you to tailor your studies to your interests
  • Graduate with the transferable knowledge and communication skills you need to succeed in your career and beyond
  • Extend your skills through instruction in research design, qualitative, quantitative and computational data collection and analysis
  • Enhance your employability through options for placement in schools or working with voluntary organisations for credit
  • Add a year abroad at one of our many partner institutions in Canada, the US, Singapore, China, Finland or Ireland
What you’ll learn Sociology at Kent gives you the tools to understand society, social problems, and social change in order to make a positive difference in the world by providing you with: A contemporary understanding of the key issues facing society today, and where we might be headed in the future Concepts and theories which help you to understand social structures and how they affect daily life from a variety of perspectives Training in research methods that allow you to collect, understand, analyse and interpret different kinds of data A critical orientation which empowers you with the skills to identify and solve problems, think creatively, and present and write effectively

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Direct entry into Year 2 of this programme is considered on a case by case basis.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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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
EU £18600 Year 1
International £18600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please see the programme page at for further information on fees and funding options. Please be aware that if the Government permits, the UK fee quoted may increase in line with inflation. Full-time fees for 2024/25 for international students are £22,700 for laboratory programmes and £18,600 for non-laboratory programmes
Sociology at University of Kent - UCAS