Sociology with a Year Abroad at Swansea University - UCAS

Course summary

Studying a Sociology degree will equip you with the essential theoretical foundation to understand people's behaviour as social beings, as well as the wider social, cultural, political and economic factors influencing our constantly changing society. You will learn how to generate new knowledge and information using a variety of qualitative and quantitative social research tools, from large social surveys interpreted through statistics through to in-depth interviews with individuals and small groups. Throughout the course, you will develop excellent research, communication and presentation skills, together with the ability to analyse and critically evaluate evidence and construct arguments around the complex societal issues that affect us all. Sociology at Swansea is ranked:

  • Top 15 in the UK for Teaching Quality (Times Good University Guide 2024)
  • Top 20 in the UK for Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2024)
  • Top 25 in the UK for Overall Satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2024)
  • 92% of graduates in work &/or study 15 months after leaving Swansea University (HESA 2023)
The Sociology degree focuses on applying knowledge and theory to real life situations, including health and medicine, social care and education. We help you to develop your 'sociological imagination' to understand our social world in-depth as well as develop social science research skills. This will provide you with transferable skills, which you can use in your personal and professional development. These are skills that employers are looking for; to think quickly and creatively, to collect and critically evaluate evidence, to construct arguments around complex local, national and global issues. You will have opportunities to take part in work placements to build on your skills, experience, and enhance your career prospects. These placements could include local authorities, businesses, healthcare settings, education settings and charities, depending on your interests and career goals.

Assessment method

We offer a variety of assessment methods within our programmes. In addition to traditional examinations and essays, examples of alternative assessment include: • Group-based tasks • Presentations • Personal Reflections Throughout your undergraduate Sociology degree, you will develop excellent research and analytical skills and learn to present your ideas effectively both verbally and in writing. For full breakdown of course structure and assessment please visit our course page or get in touch with us at [email protected]

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Applicants whose first language is not English will need an IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or an equivalent approved English Language test. We welcome applications from non-UK students and we consider a wide range of international qualifications. Applications for BSc (Hons) Sociology must be made through UCAS. Applicants with supporting information which they believe might not be captured on their UCAS application form or with other queries should email: [email protected]

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English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English we require a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) and no less than 5.5 in each component.

English Language Requirements at Swansea University

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Sociology with a Year Abroad at Swansea University - UCAS