BSc (Hons) — 2025 entry Sociology

On our BSc Sociology course, you'll study large-scale social trends, the significance of key social institutions and the subtleties of everyday behaviour, lifestyles and identities. We'll challenge the way you think about how society is organised and how it influences the way we live. Our course will prepare you for a wide range of jobs which require the ability to analyse complex issues and reach policy conclusions. 

Key course information

Start date
September 2025
Full time
3 years
Overseas fees
To be confirmed
Subject areas
UCAS code
Stag Hill
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Why choose
this course?

  • Study with us, and you’ll join one of the most prestigious sociology departments in the UK, which is also well known for its friendly and supportive nature. 
  • You’ll gain a thorough grounding in theoretical and empirical debates within sociology and be trained to apply this understanding to current issues. You will also be equipped with an understanding of social divisions and social inequalities. Through research methods training from your first year onwards, you will gain an understanding of qualitative and quantitative methods which is valued by many employers. 
  • You’ll have the option to take one of our award-winning Professional Training placements that will prepare you for work in industry. 
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Top 5 in the UK

Sociology is ranked top 5 for overall student satisfaction* in the National Student Survey 2023

6th in the UK

Ranked 6th in the UK and top 50 in the world for sociology in the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2023

7th in the UK

For sociology in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024

*Measured by % positivity across all questions for all providers listed in the Guardian University Guide league tables.

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