Middlesex University

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

Our sociology BA teaches you essential hands-on skills while you develop the research ability and theoretical knowledge that allows you to understand the effects of social issues on society. Our sociology courses are taught within an interdisciplinary department of our School of Law, bringing you in contact with some of the leading scholars in the industry. You will have the freedom to choose your modules and focus of study in your second and third year meaning you can tailor your degree to your individual interests and future career goals. The programme itself has a strong focus on race and "decentering" the discipline of sociology, making it ever more relevant in today's world and making intersectionality a central feature of your study and practice. You'll also have the opportunity to take on a work placement or study abroad. Build your hands-on practical skills You’ll be part of our thriving learning environment, with a specialist teaching approach that gives you plenty of support throughout your studies. You’ll also get a free electronic textbook for every module as part of your course. You’ll have the option to extend your course by a year to spend your third year building your employability skills as part of a paid work placement at a community organisation or NGO. Our academic advisers will help you find your placement and give you the support you need to complete a winning application. You can also choose to integrate work experience within the existing programme by taking the relevant volunteering and work placement modules. If you're looking to expand your resume, a study semester abroad with one of our partner institutions can really develop your skills and breath of study, and give you a new perspective for your career. Get the support you need to succeed When it comes to support, you’ll be matched with a Personal Tutor to get the backing you need. You’ll also get support from our Student Learning and Graduate Academic Assistants who have personal experience in sociology. As a subject that offers a wide range of postgraduate career options, our sociology degree opens up opportunities in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Developing your employability skills is a key feature within the modules and a major focus of the programme across all three years.

Course details


Deconstructing Sociology: Race and Racism (15 credits) - Compulsory Finding your Voice: Communication and Academic Skills for Sociologists (15 credits) - Compulsory Sociology: The Big Ideas (15 credits) - Compulsory Exploring Inequality Qualitatively (15 credits) - Compulsory Sociological Selves: The Personal and The Social (15 credits) - Compulsory Sociology in Action (15 credits) - Compulsory Everyday Sociology: Contemporary Ideas and Debates (15 credits) - Compulsory Measuring Social Inequalities (15 credits) - Compulsory Year 2 Research Methods for Studying Contemporary Society (30 credits) - Compulsory Sociological Theory (15 credits) - Compulsory Sociology and Social Change (15 credits) - Compulsory Sociology of Intimate and Personal Lives: Family, Friendship and Self (15 credits) - Optional Religion, Self and Society (15 credits) - Optional Digital Media and the Social World (15 credits) - Optional Volunteering for Engagement and Professional Development* (15 credits) - Optional Race and Social Justice (15 credits) - Optional Our Social World: Welfare, Care, Education and Housing in Contemporary Britain (15 credits) - Optional Cities and Communities (15 credits) - Optional Year 3 Education and the Learning Process (15 credits) - Compulsory Digital and Visual Methods (15 credits) - Optional Gender, Sexuality and Society (15 credits) - Optional The Family in Islam and Muslim Society (15 credits) - Optional Organised Violence: War, Genocide and Terrorism (15 credits) - Optional Home, Housing the Society (15 credits) - Optional Life Couse, Health and Disability (15 credits) - Optional Radicalisation and Violent Extremism (15 credits) - Optional Social Movements and Protest (15 credits) - Optional Learning at Work (15 credits) - Optional Year 3 core modules: Choose one compulsory module Disertation (30 credits) - Compulsory Global Citizenship Challenge (30 credits) - Compulsory

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Our entry requirements provide a guide to the qualifications that you’ll need to study our courses. We have a personalised admissions approach in which we make fair, but aspirational offers to our applicants. We feel it’s important that you continue to aim high and achieve great results. If you don’t quite make the grades you hoped to, we’ll look at more than your qualifications when making our final decision. We’ll take into consideration any barriers you may have faced in your learning, especially with potential disruption due to the coronavirus, your achievements in other areas and your personal statement. At Middlesex, we’ll always aim to be as flexible as possible. We pride ourselves on how we recognise potential in our applicants, and support them to succeed in the future.

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)72With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
PTE Academic51With at least 51 in all components

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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
EU £14700 Year 1
International £14700 Year 1

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Sociology at Middlesex University - UCAS