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Sociology (Honours), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) London, United Kingdom
Choose Sociology (Honours) at University of Westminster and you will never think about society in the same way again. Studying with us means engaging with a dynamic 21st-century subject and exploring current social issues and debates using the latest research methods.
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Overview

Investigating the nature of societal structures, and their impact on people's everyday lives and interaction is central to the Sociology (Honours) at the University of Westminster. You will consider questions of how power is exercised and normalised at all levels of society, from the state to individual emotions, through explorations of social class, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and other factors. You will gain a sensitive understanding of diversity as well as a keen self-awareness and ability to make sense of your own social location in terms of identities, culture, beliefs and values.

You will be taught by active researchers whose innovative books and articles are helping to set the global sociological agenda. The course makes full use of the amazing resources our central London location provides, from the museums on our doorstep to street-art field trips and the diverse cultures and subcultures that will inform and inspire your own research.

Career Path 

Information from the destination statistics of UK graduates indicates that the following graduate occupational areas were the most popular with Sociology graduates:

  • Social and welfare professional, e.g., housing officer in local government
  • Education professionals, e.g., teaching in schools, further and higher education
  • Commercial, industrial and public sector managers
  • Business and financial professions and associate professionals
  • Marketing, sales and advertising professionals

Many Sociology graduates go on to postgraduate study in subjects including social sciences, law, human relations, education, psychology and counselling.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Identity and Society
  • Introducing Gender
  • Introducing Media and Cultural Studies
  • London Explored
  • Researching Society
  • Thinking Sociologically
  • Understanding Race
  • Education Now
  • Emotional Life
  • Food, Taste and Consumption
  • Globalisation and the Media
  • Modern Social Theory
  • Research Methods in Sociology and Criminology
  • Sexualities

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    78

    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

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    54

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • A Levels - CCC to BBB
  • International Baccalaureate - 27 points. We also welcome applications from students taking the IB Career-related Programme
  • BTEC Extended Diploma - MMM to DDM
  • BTEC Diploma - DD to D*D*
  • Access - 96 to 120 UCAS Tariff points from the Access course

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 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 London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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