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Sociology with South Asian Studies

L3T3

4 years

Full-time

MA

Entry requirements

Typical offer

The typical offer is likely to be:

  • SQA Highers: AAAA.
  • A Levels: AAA.
  • IB: 37 points overall and grades 666 at HL.

Minimum entry requirements

  • SQA Highers: BBBB by the end of S5 or BBBBB/ABBB from S4–S6. Standard Grades: English at Grade 3 and Mathematics or an approved science at Grade 3.
  • A Levels: BBB. GCSEs: English at Grade C and Mathematics or an approved science at Grade C.
  • IB: Award of Diploma with 34 points overall and grades 555 in HL subjects. SL: English at 4 and Mathematics or an approved science at 4.

Alternative qualifications

International Foundation Programme

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.

English language requirements

You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.

English language tests

If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:

SQA and GCSE

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:

  • SQA Standard Grade 3
  • SQA Intermediate 1 Grade A
  • SQA Intermediate 2 Grade C
  • GCSE Grade C
  • IB Standard Level Grade 4

More information

Entry requirements

Typical offer

The typical offer is likely to be:

  • SQA Highers: AAAA.
  • A Levels: AAA.
  • IB: 37 points overall and grades 666 at HL.

Minimum entry requirements

  • SQA Highers: BBBB by the end of S5 or BBBBB/ABBB from S4–S6. Standard Grades: English at Grade 3 and Mathematics or an approved science at Grade 3.
  • A Levels: BBB. GCSEs: English at Grade C and Mathematics or an approved science at Grade C.
  • IB: Award of Diploma with 34 points overall and grades 555 in HL subjects. SL: English at 4 and Mathematics or an approved science at 4.

Alternative qualifications

International Foundation Programme

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.

English language requirements

You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.

English language tests

If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:

SQA and GCSE

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:

  • SQA Standard Grade 3
  • SQA Intermediate 1 Grade A
  • SQA Intermediate 2 Grade C
  • GCSE Grade C
  • IB Standard Level Grade 4

More information

What you will study

Year 1

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. You'll select from a wide range of optional courses, depending on the programme you choose.

Year 2

You study how social scientists use theory and evidence, and take four optional courses, depending on your programme.

Year 3

You will learn research skills, do a group research project, and study social theory. Optional courses cover many areas including environment and risk, globalisation, nationalism, the internet, and youth culture.

Year 4

In your final year you will take more optional courses and complete an individual research project supported by a member of teaching staff with opportunities to present your research findings to your peers.

How will I be taught?

We use a combination of tutorials and lectures, online resources, class discussions and presentations.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed primarily through exams and coursework, and in your fourth year you will complete an individual research project.

Study abroad

In Year 3 you may study abroad through the University's International Exchange Programme, or the School's Erasmus exchange programme with universities including Bremen and Copenhagen.

Programme structure

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Details

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