University of Greenwich

Sociology University of Greenwich Degree level: Undergraduate

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Study a sociology degree to make sense of society's most challenging issues. Gain analytical skills for careers that help deliver solutions. Learn more.

Why study this at Greenwich?

  • Enables students to specialise in the study of sociology while incorporating courses from a range of options to allow you to build your degree around your interests and career aspirations

  • Covers a range of issues from popular culture to social justice, from gender and identity to global relations. A broad foundation in sociological thinking and theory is offered while also supporting you to pursue your own ideas and interests through focused research

  • Students develop a range of intellectual and practical transferable skills that provide a strong foundation for future employment in areas such as social welfare policy

  • Students develop a range of intellectual and practical transferable skills that provide a strong foundation for future employment in areas such as social welfare policy, media, marketing and advertising, local and central government, and community and charity organisations

This programme will allow you to specialise in the study of sociology while incorporating courses from a range of options to allow you to build your degree around your interests and career aspirations.

Sociology is an innovative and vibrant subject covering a range of issues from popular culture to social justice, from gender and identity to global relations. A broad foundation in sociological thinking and theory is offered while also supporting you to pursue your own ideas and interests through focused research.

Employability
You will develop a range of intellectual and practical transferable skills that provide a strong foundation for future employment in areas such as social welfare policy; media, marketing and advertising; local and central government; and community and charity organisations.

Ranking
Our sociology degrees are ranked 1st in London for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017.

Outcomes
The aims of the programme are:

  • To enhance understanding of important and controversial issues in society, including debates about gender, ethnicity, crime and deviance, social justice, global politics and cultural production

  • To provide a pathway of study that encompasses the main sociological debates as well as strengths in applied sociology, global studies and cultural sociology

  • To produce graduates who have skills that can be applied in a range of careers including skills in critical thinking, practical and applied research, communication skills, and an ability to work both independently and in groups, and to engage with the modern world with confidence.

Course details

Modules

Please check the university website for more information.

Assessment method

Learning and teaching takes place through:

  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Laboratory sessions and lectures
  • E-learning
  • Along with support from your personal tutor throughout your degree.

Typically, students are assessed through a mixture of coursework and examinations, but assessment may also take the form of multiple-choice tests and portfolios of work or projects.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test. For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 20 8331 8136.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 points You will also require GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths at grade 4 or above (for pre-2017 GCSEs, grade 4 equates to C grade). General Studies is not usually accepted.
A level BCC General Studies is not usually accepted.
Access to HE Diploma A minimum of 45 credits at Level 3. You may be asked to come for an interview if you have this qualification.

We accept alternative qualifications including:

- BTEC/National Diploma
- International Baccalaureate
- Scottish Highers
- Irish Highers.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please see our website for full information, including course exceptions - https://www.gre.ac.uk/finance/fees/undergraduate-fees

Provider information

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University of Greenwich
Old Royal Naval College
Park Row
Greenwich
SE10 9LS


Course contact details

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Recruitment Office

020 8331 9000


School of Humanities and Social Sciences