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Public Sociology (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #801 (QS) Musselburgh, United Kingdom
With the BSc Public Sociology (Hons) at the Queen Margaret University you’ll learn how to critique preconceptions about social equality and justice. You’ll embrace new ideas and schools of thought on this is intellectually stimulating and personally empowering course.
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You’ll graduate ready to make a real difference to people’s lives.

This BSc Public Sociology (Hons) at the Queen Margaret University encourages rigorous critical thinking on complex and challenging social issues, opening the door to a wide range of careers. This is the first undergraduate public sociology degree in Scotland, in a university ranked top in Scotland for Sociology in the Guardian University League Table 2019. You will have an opportunity to study abroad.


You’ll change. You’ll grow. You’ll graduate with a wide range of knowledge, skills and aptitudes. You’ll also have a richly developed sense of social responsibility and – hopefully – a burning desire to make a powerful, positive change to the world around you. Previous graduates are now shaking things up in social and community work, consumer and social research, public policy development, teaching, academia, marketing and human resource management.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3/4 years

  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Academia & the Sociological Imagination
  • Foundations of Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Diversity, Identity & Wellbeing
  • Social Inquiry – Philosophy & Design
  • Social & Developmental Psychology
  • Psychological Literacy
  • Production & Consumption of Culture
  • Engaged Sociology
  • Methods of Investigation

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • Scottish Higher: BBCC
  • A Level: CCD
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 H3 H3
  • International Baccalaureate: 26 points
  • Required Subjects: Maths and Eng at S/ Int2/N5/GCSE level
  • Mature/Access: Access to Humanities/ Arts/ Social Sciences. We welcome applications from mature students with relevant qualifications and /or experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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RUK FT fees: 9,250 GBP 


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