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UK Sociology Courses

Gain the knowledge and skills needed to engage with the values, ideas and beliefs that shape our lives

Sociology is a branch of social sciences that studies the origins of society, its development, organisations and institutions. Sociology uses methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop a body of knowledge about human social activity, structures and functions. Focussing on social class, culture, race and ethnicity, gender, social mobility, religion and law, a degree in sociology in the UK may also be combined with accounting, economics, finance and marketing.

Sociology UK application

Sociology has been taught in the UK since 1904, and over the course of the degree, you will develop logical thinking, critical evaluation, literacy and expression, negotiation and problem solving skills. Sociology modules will cover the works of Karl Marx, Max Weber and Emile Durkheim, as well as social change, social policy and crime and society.

Careers in Sociology

Sociology graduates will find employment in the media, local government, research, management, housing and education.

  • Average starting professional salary: £23,000
  • Average starting non-professional salary: £17,000

Sociology UK Entry Requirements

  • Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: 32 points.
  • Typical A-level requirements: ABB.
  • Typical IELTS requirements: 6.5 overall, with no lower than 5.5 in any one component.

Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.

Where can I study Sociology in the UK?

To learn more about the best sociology courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Sociology and Social Policy universities in the Guardian University Guide 2024 below:

  1. University of Cambridge
  2. King's College London
  3. London School of Economics and Political Science
  4. University of Strathclyde
  5. University of Bath
  6. University College London
  7. University of Glasgow
  8. University of Staffordshire
  9. University of Exeter
  10. University of Worcester

Study Sociology in the UK

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