Sociology

This thought-provoking Sociology degree covers everything from death and religious belief to social media use and digital surveillance.

Course detail

Start Date

September

Duration

4 years (full-time)

Award Title

BA (Hons)

UCAS Code

L3L0

Why study Abertay's BA (Hons) in Sociology?

Sociology involves thinking critically about the world around you to develop an understanding of how people engage and interact in groups, institutions and societies. This thought-provoking degree covers everything from death and religious belief to social media use and digital surveillance.

This Sociology degree is designed to give you an understanding of how individuals shape and are shaped by the social contexts they inhabit. It’s a challenging but rewarding programme designed to equip you with the aptitudes and capabilities that public and private sector employers demand, including:

  • How to analyse complex issues
  • How to engage in critical thinking
  • How to communicate to a variety of audiences
  • How to develop innovative solutions to real-world challenges

Are you analytical, curious and ready to question your own assumptions about the world? Are you keen to hone your communication skills, learn how to articulate an argument and shape your own career direction? Then Sociology is the course for you.

This course scored an incredible 90% for Overall Student Satisfation in the 2020 National Student Survey. And Abertay ranked in the top three Scottish Universities for Student Satisfaction.

Welcome to Sociology at Abertay.

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How the Course Works

Learning and Assessment 

You’ll learn through a combination of teaching modes, including lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops, online discussion forums, video screenings, guest speaker presentations, directed and private study, and student-focussed group work.

You’ll be assessed through a number of methods, including supervised examinations, essays, reports, portfolios, presentations, project work, class and online tests, reflective analyses, and a final year dissertation.

In your final year, you’ll also complete a research project under the dedicated supervision of a member of academic staff.

Around a third of the course is assessed through examination, although the precise proportion will be dependent on your module choices.

Entry Requirements

Please note: All students must have passes in English and Maths – English National 5 at grade C or equivalent and Maths or Lifeskill Maths National 4 at P or equivalent or National 5 numerate subjects such as Chemistry, Biology or Physics at grade C accepted in lieu of Maths.

Below are the literate subjects we accept for entry on this course:

One of the following: Business Management; Classical Studies; Economics; English; ESOL; Geography; History; Media Studies; Modern Studies; Philosophy; Politics; Psychology; Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies; Sociology

If there is a subject that does not appear, please contact our Admissions Office (admissions@abertay.ac.uk) who will be able to confirm whether or not it would be considered for entry.

Please visit our Entry from College pages for suitable College courses.

Republic of Ireland applicants, click on the UK tabs and scroll down to find your Entry Requirements.

See information about studying and applying to Abertay for International students.

Qualification Type Grade Requirements Essential Subjects
Higher (standard entry_ ABBB Literate subject
Higher (minimum entry) We may make you an offer at the minimum entry grades if you meet the criteria. Find out if you're eligible for minimum entry (see below). BBC Literate subject at B
A-Level BCC Literate subject
Irish Highers H2H3H3H3 Literate subject
International Baccalaureate 29 Points Literate subject at S5 or H4
BTEC Extended Diploma DMM Health & Social Care
AHEAD Successful completion of the relevant stream of our AHEAD programme
SWAP Access ABB Access to: Humanities, Arts & Humanities and Primary Education, University Study, Community, Education & Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences and Primary Teaching, Languages, Arts & Social Science, Degree Studies, Celtic Studies
Qualification Type Grade Requirements Essential Subjects
Advanced Higher ABB Sociology or Modern Studies or History
A-Level ABB Sociology or Politics or History
HNC/HND Our Entry from College pages list approved HNC/HND courses
Qualification Grade Requirements Essential Subjects
HND Our Entry from College pages list approved HND courses

Non-country specific qualifications

International Baccalaureate

29 points including S5 or H4 in one of the following subjects:  Business Management, Classical Studies, Economics, English, ESOL, Geography, History, Media Studies, Modern Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies, Sociology.

Country Specific Requirements

We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants from over the world. Select your country from the below options.