BA (Hons) Sociology with Foundation Year This course ranked 100% for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2021. Sociology ranked 3rd for Student Satisfaction in the Complete University Guide 2022. Sociology ranked Top 20 for Teaching Quality in the Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2022. Everybody has their own ideas about society, but how do we gain an accurate picture of what is really happening? Studying Sociology at Derby helps you analyse and understand the dramatic and diverse changes affecting our lives today. Why choose this course? Get to the heart of public debates: with BA (Hons) Sociology you’ll explore social dynamics, politics and culture, considering how we can bring about change for the better. This course develops you into an actively engaged citizen – with practical research skills, the ability to analyse arguments and the confidence to justify your opinions. Is this course for you? Sociology is a fresh, engaging subject which challenges your perceptions and opens doors to wide-ranging graduate careers. You’ll find yourself discussing fascinating themes like social inequality, race and ethnicity, the nature of evil and the cult of celebrity. How you will learn You’ll learn through lectures, seminars, multimedia presentations, online collaboration, guest speakers, class debates and a thorough grounding in research methods, fieldwork and data collection. A broad choice of optional modules means you can focus on the issues that interest you most. Opportunities and experiences If you have a particular interest in youth justice, this course gives you the chance to achieve an additional professional qualification – the Youth Justice in Effective Practice Certificate (YJEPC) – alongside your degree studies. We also offer you the opportunity to spend a semester in the lively Czech capital of Prague as part of our Erasmus partnership with Charles University. Careers and employability BA (Hons) Sociology develops impressive skills and insights, so it’s no surprise to find that our graduates fulfil their ambitions in successful careers including social and probation work, social research, marketing, counselling, welfare advice, and community work.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
Republic of Ireland
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
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English language requirements
IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above
The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|