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Sociology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #93 (QS) ,
The BA Sociology from University of Leeds examines the interconnections between individuals and wider society and how these impact on each other. It entails the bridging of big ideas and practical problems.


The BA Sociology degree course offered at University of Leeds is for you if you want to:
  • learn about big ideas and social problems
  • explore the changing nature of social relationships
  • study the nature and emergence the consumer society
  • consider new technologies and their effect on social life
  • question what it means to be a ‘good citizen’ in today’s society
  • examine social inequalities, protest, unrest and struggles over power
Why study with us?

Taught by experts

In the School of Sociology and Social Policy, we draw upon our research strengths to provide an inspirational student experience. Throughout, you will be taught by academic experts working a variety of fields and traditions. The curriculum is centred around innovative ways of analysing both the most pressing issues of the day and the problems we face from one generation to the next.Staff publish their work widely in books, leading academic journals and make major contributions to the policy-making process. The school has a strong commitment to the public face of our disciplines, engaging widely in the established and social media settings. It is here that staff members in the School build bridges between big ideas and practical problems.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Year 1
Compulsory modules:
  • The Sociology of Modern Societies
  • Formations of Modernity
  • Understanding and Researching the City
  • Understanding and Researching Contemporary Society
  • Sociological Analysis of Contemporary Society
  • Identities, Inequalities and Policy
Year 2
Compulsory modules:
  • Central Problems in Sociology
  • Sociology and Social Policy Research Methods

Optional modules:

You then select three modules from the list below:
  • Debates in Childhood and Youth
  • DisabilityStudies: An Introduction
  • Drugs: Society, Politics and Policy
  • Race and Hollywood Cinema
  • Race, Gender and Culture
  • Racism and Ethnicity Studies: A Global Approach
  • The Sociology of Culture; Crime, Law and Regulation
  • The Sociology of Gender; Sociology of Health and Illness
  • Tourism and Culture; Emotions, Power and Contemporary Society
  • Urban Disorders, Social Divisions and Social Control
Year 3
Compulsory modules:
  • Sociology Dissertation

Optional modules

You then choose three of the following modules.
  • Sexualities and Society
  • Governing Cultures, Identities and Emotions
  • Citizenship, Identity and Social Change
  • Postcolonialism and Critical Muslim Studies
  • State Crime and Immorality
  • Disability Rights and the International Policy Context
  • Education, Culture and Society
  • Organised Crime, Violence and the State
  • Contemporary Children, Young People and Families
  • Urban Regulation, Power and Difference
  • Sociology of Capitalism and Modernity
  • Sociology of Consumerism
  • Class in Everyday Life
  • Protest and Social Movements
  • Sex Work: Theory, Policy and Politics
  • Understanding Interpersonal Violence
  • Ethnicity and Popular Culture

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

A level requirements:
  • ABB
Specific A level subject information:
  • In general, you should be in the process of studying Social Science, Arts and Humanities subjects for A level.
  • We do not require A level Sociology for any of our degrees. We design our first year modules for students both with, and without, previous knowledge of Sociology or Social Policy.
  • We do not require A level Politics for our BA Politics and Sociology, BA Politics and Social Policy, or BA Sociology and International Relations joint honours courses.
  • We accept General Studies as an A level.
  • We require an A grade in Geography for joint honours BA Geography and Sociology.
Current academic GCSE requirements
  • We require a grade C or above in GCSE Mathematics for all our courses.

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Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leeds

  • 637 - 1110 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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