UCAS code: L300
Duration: 4 years
School: Social and Political Science
College: Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
We introduce you to key sociological ideas by studying the relationship between individuals and groups through examining examples such as social change, drug use, violence and gender.
We also help you develop the key skills you need to study sociology and apply your knowledge to life outside the classroom. You'll select from a wide range of option courses, depending on the programme you choose.
You study how sociologists produce and use theory and research evidence, and take four option courses, depending on your programme.
You will learn practical research skills, do a group research project, and study social theory. Option courses cover many areas including environment and risk, globalisation, nationalism, the internet, and youth culture.
In Year 4 you will take more option courses and complete an individual research project supported by a member of teaching staff with opportunities to present your research findings to your peers.
Find out more about the compulsory and optional courses in this degree programme.
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The School of Social & Political Science is in the University's Central Area with easy access to the University's library and computer facilities.
In Year 3 you may study abroad through the International exchange programme or the School's Erasmus exchange programme with universities in Bremen and Copenhagen.
We use a combination of tutorials and lectures, online resources, class discussions and presentations.
You will be assessed primarily through exams and coursework, and in Year 4 you will complete an individual research project.
Find out more about this programme's aims, what you will learn, how you will be assessed and what skills and knowledge you will develop.
To give you an idea of what to expect from this programme, we publish the latest available information. However, please note this may not be for your year of entry, but for a different academic year.
Graduates go on to a wide variety of careers in the private sector, voluntary sector, local or central government, the media or journalism, or use their practical and research skills to work in social or market research.
Many graduates go on to postgraduate study and an academic career or teaching.
The typical offer is likely to be:
SQA Highers: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6, with a minimum of BBB achieved in one year of S4-S6. National 5: English at Grade C and Mathematics or an approved science at Grade C.
We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
If you are an international student and your school qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to the University you may be eligible for admission to this degree programme through our International Foundation Programme.
You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:
For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:
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