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BA (Hons)
Available in Clearing


3 Years
September 2023
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.

Why study with us

  • Social Sciences at the University of Central Lancashire ranks in the top 5 in the UK for learning opportunities. (National Student Survey 2022)
  • 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.
  • Our graduates progress into careers in counselling, community development, government, international development, and social work.

Sociology students benefit from UCLan's Advice and Resolution Centre

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

In your first year, our modules will enable you to develop comprehensive knowledge of the discipline of sociology and key theoretical perspectives on relevant and important social issues. In years two and three, optional modules enable you to tailor your degree based on a specific area of interest.

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

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14,900 per year
Full-time£9,250 per year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

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

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

  • Care Leaver Bursary

    Our Care Leaver Bursary is for students who need extra support because they have been in care or are estranged from their parents.

    Find out more about Care Leaver Bursary
  • Estranged student support

    Estranged Student Support Bursary is for students who need extra support because they are estranged from their parents.

    Find out more about Estranged student support
  • Dependants Bursary

    Students with financially dependent children may be eligible for our Dependants Bursary as part of our financial support package. 

    Find out more about Dependants Bursary
  • Contextualised Admissions Bursary

    We recognise that the last two years have been very challenging for young people and learning has been impacted. To help support students eligible for a contextualised offer we are offering a bursary of £250 in their first year of study.

    Find out more about Contextualised Admissions Bursary

This course is based in the School of Psychology and Humanities

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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