City University London

Course Introduction

This well'established course is concerned with important contemporary topics and debates such as cultural and socioeconomic transformations, family life, social stratification, gender and sexuality, race relations and new ethnicities, migration, human rights, citizenship and cosmopolitan identity, governance, media and communications and crime and insecurity. Throughout the course, emphasis is placed on developing the global dimensions of sociological analysis. City has one of the largest and best'known Departments of Sociology in London. We offer innovative and relevant degrees that provide a firm foundation in key sociological theories and debates, including race relations and ethnicity, crime and criminal justice and media and communications. Our academics are leaders in their fields and bring their internationally recognised scholarship and research into their teaching. Graduates have gone on to careers in the Civil Service, broadcasting, press and public relations, education, non'governmental organisations, think'tanks, the criminal justice system, protective agencies and health and social services. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the excellent internship opportunities that City's central London location provides. Sociology students have secured placements with a diversity of organisations, large and small, international and local and often situated within minutes of the University, working in the areas of media and communications, crime and justice, human rights, migration and refugee support and mental health. A wide range of international study exchange opportunities are available and students who choose to study abroad enjoy many added benefits. Exchanges vary in duration from 3 to 12 months. Sociology students have the opportunity to take an international study year (usually in another European country) as part of their degree. In particular, the Erasmus programme enables them to study in Europe for a semester or a full year.

Course Modules

Year 1: Introductory sociology course; practical sociology research workshop; introduction to psychology; introduction to economics; introduction to philosophy; plus a number of 1/2'unit courses selected from a wide range including: language; computing. Year 2: Culture and society; understanding social change; options. Year 3: Project; culture and society; options from: social policy and inequality; health and medicine; the environment; the social and political transformation of Europe; organisational theory and human resources management; news and society; media in Britain; world media industry; media and cultural production; optional year abroad or professional placement available.

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

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level BBB-ABB
  • SQA Higher BBBBC
  • Irish Leaving Certificates BBBBBB
  • European Baccalaureate 65%
  • International Baccalaureate 32
  • BTEC National Diploma DDD
  • Tariff 128
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Award
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma

Key Course Information

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87% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 74%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 76%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 71%

£23,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 65
Studying 15
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 15
Unknown 0

12% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 19%

Total Coursework: 76%

Total Practical: 5%

£7,800 - £10,000
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,500 - £7,800
Typical cost of private accommodation