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BA (Hons)


3 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

How does society work? What makes one society different from another? Our Sociology degree will push you to look beyond the everyday to understand contemporary society and how it shapes our lives.

Develop your expertise in research and analysis on our Sociology course. You'll reflect on and discuss social issues from a local, national and international perspective.

You’ll gain a deep understanding of key sociological theorists and important issues. Our emphasis on studying these in an international context will be useful if you plan to study or work overseas.

You’ll have the opportunity to tailor your degree to your interests. Modules include the sociology of religion, the sociology of gender, the sociology of childhood, and crime and society.

Why study with us

  • Sociology at the University is ranked 2nd in the North West for Career-Prospects (Guardian University Guide 2021).
  • Our Sociology courses 2nd in the North West for student satisfaction – The Guardian: The best UK universities 2021 league table.
  • You’ll get the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner universities in Europe. And as far afield as Australia, Brazil, Canada and China.

Matthew Seddon – BA (Hons) Sociology

What you'll do

  • On our varied sociology degree you’ll study a diverse mix of topics. From analysing ‘slasher’ films to considering the meaning of music to young people. As well as studying Marx, Weber and Durkheim.
  • We’ll introduce you to a wide range of topical social issues. You'll explore social injustice, cultural identity, and resistance and rebellion.
  • You’ll engage in live research projects, field trips, student-led conferences and other course events.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Sociology facilities


  • The Institute is at the leading edge of management thinking and are a globally recognised professional membership body for leaders and managers. Their research into new ideas, techniques and methods ensures that ILM courses are constantly improving, helping to develop students' leadership and management skills.

Future careers in Sociology

What can you do with a sociology degree? This course equips you with a huge range of skills that are valued by employers. Careers with a sociology degree include areas such as:

  • education
  • criminal justice
  • welfare services
  • government
  • counselling
  • charity and voluntary sector
  • community development work
  • probation work
  • social work
  • social research
  • journalism

Many of our graduates go on to postgraduate study. Completing a Masters by Research or further research degrees (MPhil/PhD) with us. 

Fees and Funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£13000 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£13000 per year
Full-time£9250 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Justice located in the Faculty of Business and Justice

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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