Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

Sociology is a challenging subject, which offers illuminating insights into changes and continuities in our lives. This degree examines how societies are organised, how people are united and divided in different cultural and social arrangements, and how people view their societies and their identities. You'll be taught in one of the UK's top sociology departments; in the most recent official assessment we achieved joint first ranking for the world'class quality of our research. Our academics are responsible for actively shaping the discipline ' they're pioneers in their fields, and write the books that are on your reading lists. An optional 'Reflective Practice Sociology' module gives you the opportunity to undertake a placement You'll join a dynamic, diverse and motivated student body. We co'ordinate a programme of talks featuring distinguished guests and visiting lecturers, so you'll be exposed to a wide range of sociological ideas and issues. You'll develop the transferable skills that are sought after by employers, including research and problem'solving skills, and communication skills. Our graduates have gone on to a wide range of careers in media and marketing, business and management, arts administration, and the voluntary and charitable sector.

Course Modules

Year 1: Critical readings: the emergence of sociological rationality; modern knowledge/modern power; culture and society; researching society and culture 1. Year 2: Courses include: central issues in sociological analysis; the making of the modern world; philosophy and methodology of the social sciences; the sociology of culture and communication; researching society and culture. Year 3: Research project; contemporary sociological theory; 4 options.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £13,100  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level BBB-ABB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates ABBBB
  • European Baccalaureate 77%
  • SQA Higher BBBBC-ABBBC
  • SQA Advanced Higher BBC-ABC
  • BTEC National Award
  • International Baccalaureate 34
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Key Course Information

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92% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 97%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 94%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 78%

£19,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

75% Go on to work and/or study

In work 50
Studying 25
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 15
Unknown 15

14% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 50%

Total Coursework: 50%

£5,247 - £5,247
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,906 - £7,306
Typical cost of private accommodation