Sociology

Undergraduate Degree with Foundation Year Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

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.

Sociology
Entry Tariff

112 UCAS points

Foundation Year entry: 64 UCAS points (or equivalent)

UCAS Code

L300

L101 (if choosing Foundation Year)

CertHE: L301

DipHE: L302

Duration

3 years (full-time)

4 years (full-time) if opting for the additional placement year

4 years (full-time) if opting for Foundation Year entry

Start date

September 2024

Degree Type

BSc (single honours)
Cert HE
Dip HE
Course also available with Foundation Year

Modules

These modules are those we currently offer and may be subject to change.

Year 1 modules are the curriculum for the CertHE award, and Year 1 and 2 are the curriculum for the DipHE award.

This course is offered as a degree with foundation year – a four-year programme which provides an additional foundation year at the beginning of the degree, that will give you academic and practical experience, as well as the skills you need to ensure you are equipped to successfully complete your chosen degree.

£2,000 Foundation Scholarships for all home students  

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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.

Study Abroad

This course has the option of studying abroad as part of your degree in your second semester of second year.

With Roehampton Abroad scholarships of up to £1,000 and Turing Scheme funding available, you could spend a semester at one of our partner universities across the globe, with destinations including the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe.

Find out more about where your degree could take you here.

 

Skills

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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.

How you'll learn

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

Our modules will have an innovative suite of assessment types with:

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

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
  • a campaigning organisation
  • marketing
  • public relations
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If you’re ready to learn, we’ll help you gain the confidence and opportunities to achieve.  

Our Careers team is on hand to help from the start of your studies until after you graduate. Under their guidance you’ll benefit from a wide range of support, including:  

  • CV building 
  • Interview preparation 
  • Mentoring 
  • Industry connections 
  • Work experience  
  • Volunteering opportunities 
  • Job fairs 
  • Introductions to future employers. 

Application Info

How to apply

Undergraduate programmes

 

If you need any help or advice with your application, or just want to ask us a question before you apply, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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

When we consider applications to study with us, we form a complete view of your achievements to date, and future potential. In some cases, we will make you a contextual offer. Contextual offers ensure that all applicants have a fair opportunity of gaining a place with us, regardless of their background. Find out more about contextual offers.

Detailed advice on applying for an undergraduate degree is available on our How to apply page.

Tuition fees and funding

September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year 1 fees, see links in table below for more information.

UK EU and International Placement year
£9,250 £15,488 £998

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

Entry tariff

We welcome applications from students studying T Levels.

For all courses we also accept a wide range of other qualifications and experience. Contact us to find out more.

When we consider applications to study with us, we form a complete view of your achievements to date, and future potential, and can offer flexibility in entry requirements. Find out more about our Contextual Offer scheme.

General entry requirements

UK students

Validation and curriculum review

What is validation?
Validation is a formal process through which the University approves a programme (content, teaching, learning and assessment) as being of appropriate standard and quality. This is a normal process used throughout the university sector.

The University expects to publish details of the validated programme in the academic year prior to the start date of the programme. You are advised to check the University website at that time to ensure that you have up-to-date information. In the meantime, if you require information you should contact 0208 392 3232.

What is curriculum review?
Curriculum review is the regular and systematic monitoring and reviewing of programmes. It is a normal process in the sector and it is the way by which the university ensures that your course remains up-to-date and relevant. The process may result in changes to the content, structure and/or assessment of the programme.

The University expects to publish details of the re-validated programme by 31 March in the academic year prior to the start date of the programme. You are advised to check the University website at that time to ensure that you have up-to-date information. In the meantime, if you require information you should contact 0208 392 3232.

Contextual offers

When we consider applications to study with us, we form a complete view of your achievements to date, and future potential, and can offer flexibility in entry requirements.

Find out more  

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