36 months
17900 GBP/year
4630 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Sociology degree at Queen's University Belfast will equip you with a range of transferable skills that are highly sought in a wide variety of fields in the contemporary jobs market. 

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Sociology is a scientific discipline concerned with the explanation of social life and human behaviour. It equips students with the skills to understand the breadth of social practice, ranging from the global (including power and politics, conflict and peace processes, security, the digital world, climate change, racism and social justice) to individual experiences (such as the body, intimacy, emotions, identity, beliefs and mental health). Through theoretical tools and methodological techniques, the Sociology degree at Queen's University Belfast provides students with a unique way of interacting with the world as critical and engaged citizens.

Career Prospects

Sociology graduates are found in a range of occupations, including management, communication, marketing, sales, retail, journalism, media research and publishing, youth and community work, charities and the voluntary sector, healthcare, social and civil services, and education. Sociology is also a good fit for a variety of careers in business: it develops the ability to gather and evaluate evidence, to engage in critical analysis, and to understand and explain complex problems and situations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Emotions and Politics, From Trump to Brexit
  • Environmental Security
  • Ethnicity, Race and Racism
  • Health, Illness and Care
  • Inequalities, Poverty and Social Exclusion
  • Religion and Extremism

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

A level requirements

  • BBB
Irish leaving certificate requirements
  • H3H3H3H3H4H4/H3H3H3H3H3
Access Course
  • Successful completion of Access Course with an average of 65%.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • 32 points overall, including 6,5,5 at Higher Level. If not offered at Higher Level/GCSE then Standard Level grade 4 in English would be accepted
BTEC Level 3 Extended/National Extended Diploma
  • QCF BTEC Extended Diploma (180 credits at Level 3) with overall grades of DDD
  • RQF BTEC National Extended Diploma (1080 GLH at Level 3) with overall grades of DDD
  • A minimum of a 2:2 Honours Degree
All applicants
  • There are no specific subject requirements to study Sociology.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    17900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17900 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4630 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4630 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • Northern Ireland (NI) £4,630
  • Republic of Ireland (ROI) £4,630
  • England, Scotland or Wales (GB) £9,250
  • EU Other £17,900
  • International £17,900

Living costs for Belfast

561 - 887 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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