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Sociology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #442 (QS) ,
Our Sociology course will provide you with an in-depth understanding of social processes, organisational dynamics and inter-group relationships. 


Our Sociology course will provide you with an in-depth understanding of social processes, inequalities, organisational dynamics and inter-group relationships. It combines an introduction to specific skills such as research design, use of comparative method, written and oral presentation with an emphasis on social change. Strengths of the programme include its research-led nature and focus on key contemporary social issues, social policy and decision making, global trends and international comparisons.

The Placement Year is optional for students studying Sociology. If you choose to take a placement year, this will take place during your third year at Aston and is worth 10% of the final degree result. Unlike some other universities, the placement year at Aston is not a ''bolt-on'' year it is an integral part of your degree for which you are prepared in your second year. 

A distinctive feature of our placement year is the flexibility that we offer. You will be able to choose between undertaking a paid work-experience placement with a company or working as a teaching assistant in a school (either in the UK or abroad) - you might even choose to combine two of these options.  


Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, Aston University is a large  coeducational higher education institution. Aston University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Theory
  • Social Issues
  • From Social Problems to Public Policies
  • Understanding Social Divisions A
  • Understanding Social Divisions B
  • Becoming a Social Scientist
  • Contemporary Social Theory
  • Research Methods 
  • Advanced Contemporary Social Theory 
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Government and Management
  • Global Society
  • Embodiment and Feminist Theory
  • CSI: Crime, Subversion and Injustice
  • Environmental Policy
  • Media and Society
  • Kith and Kin: Family in a Social Context
  • The Social Life of Stuff
  • Health Matters
  • Race and Racisms
  • Contested Cities and Changing Neighbourhoods

                                                                              English Language Requirements

                                                                              You only need to take one of these language tests:

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                                                                              Academic Requirements

                                                                              General Requirements

                                                                              • A-levels: BBB from 3 A Levels. General Studies accepted.  
                                                                              • IB: 32 points in the IB diploma (including TOK/Bonus points) with 6,5,5 at HL.  
                                                                              • Access: Pass Access to HE Diploma with Merit in each module. Humanities, Social Sciences or Business Access course preferred, but other courses considered on an individual basis.  
                                                                              • BTEC:Distinction plus two A Levels at grade BB
                                                                              • Specific subject requirements: GCSE English Language and Maths Grade C/4.  

                                                                              Tuition Fee

                                                                              • International

                                                                                14300 GBP/year
                                                                                Tuition Fee
                                                                                Based on the original amount of 14300 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
                                                                              • EU/EEA

                                                                                9250 GBP/year
                                                                                Tuition Fee
                                                                                Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
                                                                              We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                                                                              • £1,250 during placement year for UK/EU students
                                                                              • £2,500 during placement year for overseas students

                                                                              Living costs for Birmingham

                                                                              • 765 - 1140 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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