Brunel University London

Course Introduction

Choose to study Sociology with us and you'll explore all aspects of human behaviour from the personal to the social to the cultural. You'll be taught by academic staff who are actively engaged in research and have earned Brunel an international reputation both for research and excellence in teaching. Areas of particular interest include globalisation and social transformation, the sociology of urban spaces, the politics of popular culture, television and media audiences, the public sphere, media discourse, digital cultures, the body, sport, comedy cultures, multiculturalism, race and ethnicity. If you opt for a sandwich course you'll also go on two six'month work placements ' not something offered by all university Sociology degrees. When you graduate you'll take with you a rigorous training in a range of methodologies and appropriate research skills, and a contemporary, relevant qualification that will appeal to many different kinds of employers.

Course Modules

Level 1 Core: Introduction to sociology; globalisation; introduction to social and cultural research; media, culture and society; introduction to social enquiry; individual and social processes. Level 2 Core: Social divisions; sociology of everyday life: issues in contemporary culture; research in practice; work and society. Options: (choose two) ethnography of the contemporary world; media genres and society; history and theory of social anthropology; British ethnic minorities. Level 3 Core: City lives: bodies, spaces and interaction; television studies; comedy, culture and the media; understanding audiences; crime, deviance and addiction health and the new politics of protest; sociology of health and illness; the age of new media; multiculturalism; popular music and popular culture.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £13,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • European Baccalaureate 70%
  • International Baccalaureate 29
  • GCE A-level BBC
  • SQA Advanced Higher BBC
  • Irish Leaving Certificates ABBBB
  • Foundation / access qualification
  • IELTS 6.5
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units)
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma

Key Course Information

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77% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 90%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 87%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 93%

£18,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

90% Go on to work and/or study

In work 70
Studying 15
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 10
Unknown 5

13% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 43%

Total Coursework: 57%

£4,500 - £6,900
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,200 - £5,000
Typical cost of private accommodation