BSocSc Sociology / Overview
Year of entry: 2016
- Degree awarded
- 3 years
- Typical A-level offer
- Typical International Baccalaureate offer
32-33 points overall, with 5,5,5 at Higher Level and no lower than 5 in any subject
- Number of places/applicants
In 2014 there were 577 applications for 76 places for this degree.
- How to apply
- 91% of students on our BSocSc Sociology are satisfied with their course (National Student Survey 2016)
- Do you want to be part of one of the largest and most reputable groups of sociologists currently working in the UK?
- Would you like to develop the skills to analyse and interpret today's social developments and problems?
- Do you fancy learning research skills that will allow you to carry out your own sociological investigations?
- Would you like to study abroad for a semester in your second year?
- Take the right course units and you can apply for a paid summer internship through Manchester's Q-Step programme .
Sociology is the study of social life and social change - a domain with huge scope that Zygmunt Bauman describes as any aspect of the world 'that bears the imprint of human activity'.
This can lead the sociologist to many different topics of study from reproduction of inequalities in relation to social categories (eg race, class or gender), to the shaping of intimate relationships by wider cultural contexts, or the generation of resistance and protest by economic trends and crises.
The degree in Sociology engages you in research and writing on a range of sociological topics.
When you study these areas you will be looking at patterns of individual and group behaviour, the rules and norms that govern that behaviour in different societies and the meanings that people attribute to their own life circumstances, their social identities and their relationships.
You will learn and use a range of theories and concepts to help understand topics of interest, and a set of rigorous and systematic approaches to gathering and interpreting information to help you develop reliable knowledge.
When you study sociology at The University of Manchester you encounter course units examining the latest sociological puzzles through up-to-date theories and methods.
You will be given a thorough grounding in a wide range of classic and contemporary theoretical approaches as well as a set of research skills that allow you to carry out your own sociological investigations.
Each year you will be asked to select from a wide range of course units. We can guide you to select options that fit your developing intellectual interests - but by the third year most of our students know exactly what type of sociologist they are.
- Find out more and register for an Open Day
If you are made an offer we will email you an invitation to visit us late January, February or early March. These afternoons are organised by the School of Social Sciences and include a tour, a talk, refreshments and a chance to talk to students, lecturers and recruitment staff.
If you are visiting Manchester and would like to visit our admissions office please make an appointment in advance. (Call +44 (0)161 275 4470/1473 or email firstname.lastname@example.org )
Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2016 will be £9,000 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £15,500 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.
- Academic department
- School of Social Sciences
- Contact name
- Social Sciences Undergraduate Admissions.
- +44 (0)161 275 1473
- +44 (0)161 275 4751
- Academic department overview
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