• Application Deadline
  • 48 months


Sociology (Hons) involves thinking critically about the world around you to develop an understanding of how people engage and interact in groups, institutions and societies. This thought-provoking degree covers everything from death and religious belief to social media use and digital surveillance.

This degree at Abertay University is designed to give you an understanding of how individuals shape and are shaped by the social contexts they inhabit. It’s a challenging but rewarding programme and equips you with the aptitudes and capabilities that public and private sector employers demand, including:

  • How to analyse complex issues
  • How to engage in critical thinking
  • How to communicate to a variety of audiences
  • How to develop innovative solutions to real-world challenges

Are you analytical, curious and ready to question your own assumptions about the world? Are you keen to hone your communication skills, learn how to articulate an argument and shape your own career direction? 

Career Opportunities 

Our sociology degree provides you with the knowledge and skills required for a variety of careers, particularly those characterised by working and managing people and groups. 

Whether it's working in collaborative groups, assessing evidence, writing reports, acquiring skills in qualitative and quantitative research or completing project work, your studies will contribute towards your employability. Our work placement module enhances this advantage. 

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Contemporary Social Issues
  • History and Social Change
  • Classical Social Theory 
  • News, Truth & Power 
  • Contemporary Social Theory
  • Race, Ethnicity and Immigration
  • Researching Society 

                                              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.

                                                Schedule IELTS

                                                Studyportals Tip: The UK government has confirmed new English-language testing requirements for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

                                              Academic Requirements

                                              All applicants must have a pass in English in one of the following - National 5 grade C or GCSE grade C/4.

                                              All applicants must have a pass in National 4 Maths or GCSE Maths or Numerate subject such as Science, Biology or Chemistry at grade C.

                                              Below are the literate subjects we accept for entry on this course:

                                              • Business Management
                                              • Classical Studies
                                              • Economics
                                              • English
                                              • English for speakers of other languages
                                              • Geography
                                              • History
                                              • Media Studies
                                              • Modern Studies
                                              • Philosophy
                                              • Politics
                                              • Psychology
                                              • Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies
                                              • Sociology

                                              Tuition Fee

                                              • International

                                                13800 GBP/year
                                                Tuition Fee
                                                Based on the original amount of 13800 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
                                              • EU/EEA

                                                1820 GBP/year
                                                Tuition Fee
                                                Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
                                              We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                                              English, Welsh and Northern Irish Students: 9,250 GBP

                                              Living costs for Dundee

                                              • 787 - 1500 GBP/month
                                                Living Costs

                                              The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


                                              • If you're a Scottish or EU domiciled undergraduate student studying full-time at a Scottish University, then the Students Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) will pay your undergraduate tuition fees providing you are not repeating a period of study, or currently hold a first degree qualification.
                                              • If you're a student from England, Wales or Northern Ireland, you can apply to Student Finance Online Services for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees. The loan is not means tested.
                                              • If you're an international student from outside of the EU, then you're likely to pay overseas tuition fee rates and will not be entitled to help with tuition fees. 

                                              Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

                                              The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

                                              Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.