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Sociology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #151 (ARWU) Exeter, United Kingdom
The Sociology BA at The University of Exeter provides you with the insight into contemporary society, practical and transferable skills sought after by major employers and relevant to a wide range of careers in the private, public and third sectors including business, journalism, marketing, social research, teaching, retailing, human resources, overseas development, government or Civil Service.
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Overview

Sociology is a fascinating subject providing a critical understanding of all aspects of society and social life.

In studying Sociology you’ll develop an understanding of the contemporary world, human behaviour and the forces shaping society. You’ll examine social, political, historical, cultural and economic issues and study topics as diverse as class and social inequality, health and disability, globalisation, crime, countercultures, family life, gender and the development of cities.

The Sociology programme from The University of Exeter is specially designed to help you develop an understanding of how societies, institutions and practices came into being, how they work and might change in the future. This highly relevant discipline is particularly concerned with social transformation and in developing an insight into the major challenges facing contemporary society.

In addition to the core modules which will provide you with the theoretical framework and practical skills you need, you will be able to choose from a wide range of options reflecting the considerable research expertise of our academic staff.

Our flexible Single Honours programme gives you the opportunity to study for a BA or BSc depending on your particular interests. Both benefit from Exeter’s distinctive emphasis on cultural Sociology and you’ll be able to take modules on topics such as the Sociology of music, sport, warfare, religion, science and technology, health, addiction, and the media.

Careers

Sociology provides you with an excellent all-round education, combining subject-specific knowledge and expertise with a wide range of transferable skills sought after by employers. These include:

  • Qualitative research skills including interview techniques, focus groups, sensory analysis
  • Interpretation and use of qualitative and other data
  • Research project design and the use of appropriate methodologies
  • High standards of written and oral communication including formulating an argument, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Collation and interpretation of evidence
  • Organisational skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • The ability to work independently and within a team

Our programmes are demanding and encourage you to develop personal skills such as initiative, open mindedness, and creativity. The aim is to ensure that you’ll be well equipped with a range of academic, personal and professional skills, which will prepare you for future employment or research in a wide variety of fields.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Will continue to consider applications from international students until 30 June if places are available.

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

      3-4 years 

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

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Contemporary Society: Themes and Perspectives
  • Contemporary Society: Themes and Perspectives
  • Imagining Social Worlds: Artefacts
  • Theoretical Sociology
  • Disability and Society
  • Culture and Perception

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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

Typical offer

  • AAB-ABB; IB: 34-32
Additional selection criteria
  • We are looking for well-qualified students with a genuine interest in and enthusiasm for the subject.
  • We receive a large number of applications from well-qualified applicants and may not be able to make offers to all those applicants who have achieved or are predicted to achieve grades in line with the typical offer shown above.
  • In addition to the specific requirements listed above, we look for excellent A level* results/predictions and we may also take into account results up to and including GCSEs* and AS Levels* as part of our holistic assessment of an application.

*Equivalent qualifications will be considered.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Exeter

  • 649 - 1090 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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