University of Westminster

Course Introduction

Sociology at Westminster provides a dynamic, up'to'date and international learning environment. Our supportive, dedicated and award'winning teaching team will train you in critical analysis, thinking and debate, and enable you to develop strong presentational, interpersonal and communication skills. Our teaching is unique in the way it makes full use of our Regent Street location and London, with its vibrant cultures and subcultures, institutions, museums and galleries, as an inspiration, a theme and a subject for our study. We provide you with the tools to conduct your own hands'on social research in one of the most exciting cities in the world. The department offers an exceptional variety of option modules that allow you to develop a wide range of specialist interests, and to cultivate highly valued graduate skills in writing, thinking, presentation and communication. All our undergraduates have the opportunity to undertake work experience as part of their degree course.

Course Modules

Modules may include: Applied social research; body and society; consuming race in a globalised world; contemporary issues in education; culture and identity; feminist theory and sexual politics; gender and education; gender, ethnicity and cultural representations; globalisation and Britain; globalisation and media; health and illness; London: pleasures and perils of the city; masculinities, gender and change; media power; race and ethnicity; sexualities; sociology of human rights; sociology of medicine; women, family and social policy; women, gender and power; work experience internship.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
5 years
Part Time Day
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level BBC
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MDD
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M2

Key Course Information

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65% Go on to work and/or study

In work 60
Studying 5
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 30
Unknown 0

21% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 21%

Total Coursework: 79%

£4,700 - £6,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,400 - £9,000
Typical cost of private accommodation