Sociology at Edge Hill University - UCAS

Course summary

Interested in why humans think and behave so differently? Understand the world around you on our sociology degree. Critically analyse social and cultural settings and apply your knowledge to different issues on field trips in the UK and Europe. Humans are social animals. Our norms, values, lifestyles and wellbeing are completely tied to the welfare of others. On this degree you’ll learn how to critically analyse current social issues. And explore how history has influenced the way we live our lives today. You’ll discover the social world and build your understanding of our place in the global environment. Investigate differing sociological viewpoints. Do we live in an ordered society? Or is society unequal and conflict-ridden? You’ll examine issues associated with these questions including equality, rights, liberty, social justice and diversity. You’ll study a range of topics. These could include feminist, gay and disability rights. Or movements such as ‘Black Lives Matter’ and transgender activism. In years 2 and 3, you’ll have greater choice to shape your study with optional modules. Our approach to teaching sociology is innovate and creative. Throughout your degree you’ll take part in field trips in the UK and Europe. We’ll make sure you develop research skills to expand your sociological imagination. You’ll also master critical skills and have the option to take a work placement. So when you graduate you’ll be career-ready.


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Assessment method

Your achievements are assessed throughout the programme. Modules use a variety of methods including essays, case studies, portfolios, oral presentations, e-log books, completion of directed tasks and class tests. There are no formal written examinations as part of the current assessment methods for any Sociology module on this degree, though one of the optional Language modules is part-assessed by written examinations, should you choose to learn a language as an integrated element of the programme.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards. For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit or contact our Course Enquiries Team on 01695 657000 or email [email protected].

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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

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Sociology at Edge Hill University - UCAS