Sociology Swansea University


Sociologists make a difference to our society. Could you?
Sociologists aim to understand people's behaviour as social beings, but also the wider social, cultural, political and economic factors influencing our ever-changing world.

  • How is our relationship with our mobile phones changing the way we live?

  • Is social media making our lives more or less stressful?

  • If you’re one of the millions tuning in to Love Island, do you wonder why we are so fascinated with celebrity and reality TV?

  • How will an obsession with video games, like Fortnite, effect children now, and the adults they grow to be?

  • Will the thousands who have suffered unemployment continue to be affected by the experience after they have found work?

  • Do social movements like #MeToo and #BLM change society?

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.

Course structure

During your time as a Sociology student at Swansea University your learning will be supported through lectures, seminars, student-led activities and e-learning materials. We are committed to developing our students as researchers, team-players, leaders and managers.
You will be taught by an academic team who are research active and widely published keeping pace with the most current global social science debates.
You will learn how to generate new knowledge and information using a variety of tools from large social surveys interpreted through statistics through to in-depth interviews.

You will also have learning opportunities through:

  • Work placements

  • Additional study sessions to support assessments

  • Blackboard discussion groups, blogs and other learning opportunities such as TED talks, Podcasts and YouTube.

  • Accessing modules from other degree programmes.

  • Research groups

We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for 2019 for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Singleton Park Campus

  • Start date

    20 September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code L300
Institution code S93
Campus name Singleton Park Campus
Campus code -

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

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:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 points
Extended Project We recognise the EPQ as an excellent indicator of success.

If you are predicted a grade B or above in the EPQ, you will receive an offer with a one
grade reduction, to include your EPQ with a grade B.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.