Why this course? • Ranked top 10 universities in London for Sociology (Guardian University Guide 2024) • Ranked best modern university in the country for our research in Sociology (REF 2021) • Learn from experts dedicated to providing quality teaching, and who have worked as expert advisers, policy makers, researchers and campaigners. • All undergraduate programmes have placement opportunities, for the chance to gain work experience, build professional networks and apply new skills. • Teaching designed for you: the contact time you need to succeed, with timetables designed to recognise your wider commitments. About this course This degree will help you understand how societies are created and how they change. You will learn how educational attainment, ethnicity, gender and geography affects people’s place in society, including the resources they accumulate and the networks they build. You’ll leave with a different view of other individuals and the world around you. This course is taught with a practical approach, enabling you to apply your everyday experience to key issues and to gain critical-thinking skills that help you understand the theories that underpin these issues. Our expert teaching staff will develop your knowledge of what shapes society, considering issues such as politics, inequality, religion, the environment, human rights, family, identity, and the economy. You will explore issues through the context of health and illness, ‘race’ and ethnicity, power and politics, crime and deviance, and culture and communication. Skills There will be many exciting opportunities to gain practical experiences to prepare you for your career. You will leave the course having developed your skills you need to succeed in your chosen career: analytical-thinking, communication and leadership skills. Career opportunities This course also has the option of a one-year paid work placement, to boost your employability even further. And throughout the degree you will have access to employability events, guest speakers, and access to mentoring and careers support. Graduates of BSc Sociology develop essential skills for working in a variety of industries and businesses including the government and not-for-profit sector. A deep understanding of how societies are built and shaped can also springboard you to roles in the criminal justice system, community development and social work. The careers that Sociology graduates embark on are often varied. You could also work in the media, for a campaigning organisation, or in marketing and public relations. Teaching designed around you At Roehampton, we want to provide you with the flexibility you need while you study, and the contact time to help you succeed. We schedule our teaching across no more than three days each week. Plus, we'll confirm which days these are well in advance of the start of term, so you can plan ahead. So, if you want to have more focused personal study time, a part-time job, need to balance family commitments, or want to reduce the time you spend commuting, we’re the ideal choice for you. Student support available 24/7 At Roehampton, student support is available 7 days a week. Our committed academic staff will support, help and guide you throughout your studies and help you prepare for your future career. We also offer study, wellbeing and careers support on-campus and online, so you can get the help you need when you want it. We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.
In your first year, you will learn to think critically about the world around you, understand the historical origins of Sociology as a discipline and develop a strong foundation for the broad range of subject areas that make up society. In your second year, you will build your skillsets further to hone a sociologist’s core skills . You will also have the opportunity to study specific areas that interest you. You will learn sociological theory and methods, plus study optional modules exploring contemporary urban life, the media and relationships. In your final year, there will be opportunities for independent study and placements in either voluntary organisations or paid jobs. You can also choose from optional modules such as Understanding Globalisation, the Sociology of Death, Food and Society and Reproduction and Parenting.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
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
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Please see https://www.roehampton.ac.uk/applying/undergraduate-entry-requirements/
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||with a minimum of 5.5 in each band|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||with the following minimum scores: Reading: 18 Writing: 17 Listening: 17 Speaking: 20|
|PTE Academic||59||with no less than 59 in any band|
|Cambridge English Advanced||C||grade C in tests prior to 2015 with no less than 'weak' in any band|
We may accept other high school English qualifications if you are applying for an undergraduate degree. Please contact us at [email protected] to clarify.
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
We offer a wide range of scholarships for UK undergraduates, including: - The Roehampton Bursary is worth £1,000 for the first year of our undergraduate degree programmes*. It will be awarded automatically to students in receipt of a full maintenance loan, to help with costs such as travel and accommodation. - Academic Excellence Scholarships worth: £3,000 over the course of a degree for students with the equivalent of AAA or above (144+ tariff) at A-level (or equivalent tariff in other qualifications, e.g. BTEC) and £2,000 over the course of a degree for students with the equivalent of AAB at A-level (136-143 tariff) (or equivalent tariff in other qualifications, e.g. BTEC) - esports scholarships, worth £2,000 per year of the degree, available to students who demonstrate aptitude in esports. - Music and Sports Scholarships, available to students who demonstrate excellence in music or sports - Care leaver bursaries, worth £2,000 per year of study to Care Leavers enrolling on Undergraduate programmes at Roehampton, for up to four years of study. Find out more: https://www.roehampton.ac.uk/undergraduate-courses/funding-and-scholarships/