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  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code L300
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (3 years), Part-time (6 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School School of Social, Historical and Political Studies

Why choose this course?

The Sociology degree offers you the chance to analyse and understand the complexities of the global world in which we live.  During your studies, you will learn about the concepts, theories and methods essential to what we call a ‘sociological imagination’ – that special way of identifying, describing and understanding the nature of social life.

Over the course of your studies, you will develop critical understanding of a range of institutional conditions, cultural processes and social relations, within and across societies.  In the course of learning selected ‘social facts’ of society, you will be able to apply those concepts, theories and methods that are unique to this exciting discipline.

Students are encouraged to share knowledge and be enterprising with their ideas in self-directed and cooperative learning activities. You will acquire the skills necessary to gather evidence and apply theories to a range of social issues, and to communicate your ideas through interpersonal and digitally literate ways.  At each level of study you are given the opportunity to undertake accredited voluntary work in the local community or a work placement – an experience that broadens your sociological knowledge, deepens your appreciation of civic responsibility and enhances your opportunities for graduate employment. 

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Sociology graduates are employed in a wide range of careers but with a definite inclination towards work in the public sector and voluntary sectors:  in teaching, social research in the civil service and local government, or with think tanks; public sector management; as professional practitioners or working on projects in areas concerning, for example social inequalities and social exclusion.  Recent graduates have been employed, for example, as neighbourhood development officers, volunteer management, family support workers, social care workers, housing officers, social inclusion workers and care managers. Graduates are also well equipped to continue their post-graduate studies in Sociology, Education, Teacher Training, Social Care, Social Work.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Taught by experts in their field, you will develop your knowledge and skills through the study of sociological theories and methods, and through application of these important sociological tools to a range of contemporary topics. The teaching team are all active researchers who are eager to share their ideas and practical experiences of ‘doing Sociology,’ which means that you will benefit from a highly relevant and topical programme. To equip you with the practical skills needed for the workplace, you can also undertake community-based learning through placements in voluntary agencies and organisations.

As a graduate of this course you will be able to demonstrate: 

  1. Critically understand a range of theoretical and methodological approaches in Sociology and comprehend the distinctive character of Sociological thought;
  2. Critically review, synthesise, analyse and evaluate a wide range of appropriate evidence in relation to a variety of social theories, and to mobilise a reasoned, sociologically informed argument;
  3. Conduct quantitative and qualitative research in a preliminary way, and communicate findings to a range of audiences using appropriate technologies in digitally literate ways;
  4. Demonstrate a wide range of conceptual and practical skills commensurate with graduate employment, and personal and social development;
  5. Work independently by directing, managing and reflecting upon your learning activities, and to engage cooperatively with others in the planning, preparation and execution of tasks;
  6. Demonstrate a range of conceptual and practical skills commensurate with graduate employment, and an understanding of the importance of equality and diversity in your outlook towards and relationships with others.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

2020 Entry         

Typical entry requirement: 96 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 L3 credits at Merit

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

Other Requirements

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Tuition Fees Loan Home and EU National):

Most students will be able to apply for loans to help pay for these. Depending on where you live, if you have been to University previously and your circumstances, grants, bursaries and scholarships might also be available. Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year:

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to financial support available via student loans for the duration of their course. For more information take a look at the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding:

If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay. For more information please contact the Gateway.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund. for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages



You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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