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Sociology (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months


Sociology means thinking critically about the world around us, exploring social institutions, social change, and the many dynamics that shape identities and interactions.

You'll have the opportunity to explore and develop your knowledge in areas that interest you, such as:

  • health and illness
  • sexuality and gender
  • the anthropology of morality
  • the sociology of childhood

Supported by our research-active staff, you will gain a solid grounding in cutting-edge sociological theories and research.

You also develop transferable skills including critical thinking, analysing complex data, and oral and written presentation skills.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • The Sociological Imagination: An Introduction to the Discipline

  • Knowing in Sociology: An Introduction to Theory, Methods and Epistemology

  • Comparing Cultures

  • Doing Sociology

  • Understanding Everyday Life

  • Politics and Society

  • Understanding Social Change and Transformation

  • Researching Social Life I

  • Researching Social Life II

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: ABB 
  • IB: 32 points 
We will consider all qualifications that are of a suitable academic level. These include:
  • A/AS levels (including International A levels)
      • Scottish Qualifications
      • International Baccalaureate
      • Irish Leaving Certificate
      • Access Qualifications
      • BTEC qualifications
      • Cambridge Pre-U

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      • You are considered ineligible for admission
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      Tuition Fee

      • International

        17175 GBP/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 17175 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 Newcastle upon Tyne

      • 560 - 1000 GBP/month
        Living Costs

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