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Sociology

BSc (Single Honours)
CertHE
DipHE

Start date:

September 2024

You'll need:

112 UCAS points

Foundation year entry: 64 points (or equivalent) 

UCAS codes:

L300

L101 (if choosing Foundation Year)

L301 (CertHE)

L302 (DipHE)

Set the foundation for an exciting career. Studying Sociology helps you make sense of society and how it's organised. The degree challenges your everyday assumptions about the world and your place in it.

Did you know?

University of Roehampton London is ranked in top 10 universities in London for Sociology (Guardian University Guide 2024).

Top modern university in London in Sociology

(Complete University Guide 2025)

Silver in the 2023 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

For delivering high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.

#1 modern university in the UK for Research

Research Excellence Framework

Foundation Year

This course can also be studied with a foundation year (September entry only).

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This course offers all students the option of a one-year paid work placement, to boost your employability even further. If you choose this route, you will take the placement following year two of your course, and then return to complete your degree.

Why take a placement?

A placement year is the perfect opportunity to gain valuable work experience, to build on the career skills we will teach you on this degree. The connections you make on the placement will improve your career prospects further, and equip you with the skills you need to secure graduate-level employment.

How we support you

The University's Placement and Work Experience Team are experts at helping you to secure a placement. They will work closely with you from the start, helping you research potential employers, discover placement opportunities, create and pitch your CV, and will coach you to perform well in interviews. We aren't able to guarantee a placement, but our sector-leading advisors will give you the best possible chance of securing one.

Find out more about how we'll support you

We understand that your plans might change once you start your programme. If you decide not to do a placement, you will have the option of completing the three year version of your programme.

Whatever your choice, you will have access to many opportunities for work experience through our Placement and Work Experience Team, and access to face-to-face and 24/7 online careers support.

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Skills

Push yourself further with real-world assignments.

On our BSc Sociology, our priority is ensuring that you graduate with a professional skillset. This incorporates:

  • Being equipped with knowledge and skills to understand how people live in society and how individuals can navigate and build positive communities.
  • Becoming a sociologist who can make a positive impact in your local and global community.
  • Developing research skills that able to you apply sociology in ways that enable you to contribute positively and make changes through social and community activism.

Learning

Experience a dynamic, contemporary curriculum in state-of-the-art facilities. 

Our modules will offer an innovative suite of assessment types, including:

  • Removing exams and replacing them with assessments that focus on knowledge, skills, and achievements.
  • Embedding authentic assessment across the programme, particularly through how professional practice is taught and assessed. 
  • Focusing on portfolio development.
  • Incorporating a range of innovative practices such as Campaign Files, Visual Ethnography, Self-Reflective Diaries, Blogs, Vlogs, and conference activities.
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Career

Understand how the world works.

Graduates of BSc Sociology develop essential skills for working in a variety of industries and businesses including the government and not-for-profit sector

A deep understanding of how societies are built and shaped can also springboard you to roles in the criminal justice system, community development and social work. The careers that Sociology graduates embark on are often varied. You could also work in:

  • The media
  • Campaigning organisations
  • Marketing
  • Public relations

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Get a real taste of our campus, community and what it’s like to study at Roehampton

Full-time UK undergraduate students apply through UCAS.

Course subject to curriculum review and validation.

Entry tariff

112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Foundation Year entry: 64 UCAS points (or equivalent)

 

We welcome applicants with a wide range of qualifications, including BTECs, A-levels and T Levels.

September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year one fees

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for UK students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

International undergraduate students apply through our direct application system.

Course subject to curriculum review and validation.

September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year one fees

EU and International: £15,488
Placement year: £998

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for international students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

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