Congratulations on becoming an offer-holder in Sociology at The University of Manchester.
We are the UK's largest group of sociologists with an excellent staff-to-student ratio, giving you access to diverse expertise.
No matter which course you hold an offer for, our size and scope provides you with the widest range of topics and units possible.
Top five university
4th in the UK for sociology (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020).
UK’s largest group of sociologists
We provide sociological expertise and an excellent staff-to-student ratio.
Learning and support
Your learning experience
Meet Katherine Smith, Course Director
Meet your BA Social Sciences Course Director, Katie Smith.
Discover how we will teach and support you on your course.
We've worked hard to ensure you have a rich learning experience despite the pandemic.
Many of the features that make our courses distinctive are still in place, including engaging formal lectures supported by smaller tutorials and seminars.
Support on your course
Sociology at Manchester is an active community that welcomes passionate students.
You’ll make friends through our many student societies, activities, and receive support from students through our peer-assisted support scheme.
Covid-19 and your course
Providing high-quality education
We know this year has been challenging and uncertain for you all.
Whatever happens next, we will provide you with a quality learning environment while adjusting to any changes in public health guidelines.
Details of how teaching may change can be found below.
We don’t compromise on your student experience.
Lectures are usually delivered in person, on campus, and supported by seminars, group work and online activities to consolidate your learning.
Currently, all lectures are delivered online, usually live or occasionally pre-recorded, with supporting activities, such as Q&A sessions, and discussion boards, which are delivered through our online learning environment.
Seminars are smaller group sessions led by a member of staff which give you the opportunity to discuss topics covered in your lectures, in depth.
Currently, seminars are hosted online and, if possible, in a COVID-safe learning space on campus.
Students are offered extra support through Q&A sessions or discussion boards.
This could include working with other students to discuss a case, prepare and deliver a presentation, or to write a report.
Group work is important to consolidate and deepen your knowledge as well as develop important transferable skills.
Currently, group work takes place online through platforms including Zoom breakout rooms and Blackboard Collaborate.
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Make the right choice
Our offer-holder sessions will answer any questions you have.
We will be holding events for offer holders in 2021. More details and registration information will be available soon.
Hear what inspires our lecturers to change the world.
Megan Ritchie, Politics and International Relations student, interviews sociologists Gary Younge and Claire Alexander on lockdown, ethnicity, race and inequality.
Chat to our students
Courses within this subject area
Remind yourself how much your course at Manchester has to offer you.
Follow the relevant link for details about the course you have an offer for:
Beyond your subject
Visit our offer-holder guide to university life
Your university experience is about more than your degree.
Find out where you could live, how we'll support you, what financial packages are available and how we'll help you develop the distinctive attributes of a Manchester graduate.
Accept your offer
This is your future
Log on to UCAS Track to accept or keep track of your offer.
This is how we'll keep in contact with you about what stage your offer is at. It's also where you can accept your offer and make Manchester your first choice for your future.