Sociology at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

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Course summary

How does society shape us – and how do relationships between people and institutions affect the way we act? If you’re interested in exploring questions like this, this could be the course for you. A degree in Sociology can help you answer all these questions and more, providing you with the transferable skills and knowledge to access a wide range of careers or to embark on postgraduate study. This degree focuses on issues relating to social inequalities, diversity, and social justice. It will help develop your core competencies in sociology, with a focus on research methods, and different types of sociological thinking. You’ll also explore key sociological topics, including culture, race, gender, activism and health. You’ll be taught by active researchers, in areas including housing, asylum, climate change, young people and social justice, healthcare, gender, and death and dying. You’ll complete a final-year research project on a topic of your choice, reflecting your personal interests or career aspirations. In your second and third years, you’ll be able to tailor your studies and choose from a range of modules, which allows you to specialise in areas of interest to you. Why Study Sociology BSc(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? You’ll have the opportunity to undertake work experience in your second year; previous students have worked in schools, colleges, charities, law firms, community organisations and commercial businesses. The placement enables you to gain work-ready skills, as well as useful contacts to help you enter the world of employment. You may also have the opportunity to study abroad, too. You’ll become part of a friendly and supportive community of people, who are committed to providing teaching and research that makes a positive difference. Professional Bodies By studying this course you'll become eligible for student membership of the British Sociological Association (BSA), giving you access to resources, events, and networking opportunities via the BSA community. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area. Not quite ready to start Sociology BSc(Hons)? Successful completion of our Social Science Foundation Pathway will equip you with the foundation knowledge to study Sociology.


This is a common first year, comprising: • Exploring Popular Cultures and New Media • Foundations of Sociology • Human Rights in a Global World • Remaking Social Worlds: Sociology, Social Policy and Social Problems • Social Issues and Structural Sociology • Sociological Inquiry. In your second and third years of this sociology degree, you’ll be able to tailor your studies and choose from a range of modules, which allows you to specialise in an area that interests you. To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

You'll be taught through seminars, group work, practical experience, lectures, workshops, Brightspace (an online learning platform), and work placement. Assessment will include coursework, practice/competency-based learning, and examination. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

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

If you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to this degree you may be able to apply to our Social Science Foundation Pathway leading to a BSc(Hons) Degree - You may be eligible to gain accreditation for your prior learning towards this course ( We are keen to support a wide and diverse range of applicants on to our courses. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent. If you have alternative qualifications or do not meet the IELTS requirement we also offer a range of Pre-Sessional English Programmes (

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

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 £16500 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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Sociology at University of Huddersfield - UCAS