University of Roehampton

Course Introduction

' 97% of students are satisfied with teaching on this course. (National Student Survey 2015). ' This course will challenge the way you think about society to build your understanding and develop your insight into the global issues of today. ' We are ranked 6th in the UK for the impact of our social sciences research (Research Excellence Framework 2014). ' Over half our research is 'world'leading' or 'internationally excellent ' (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

Course Modules

Year 1: becoming a sociologist; making sense of society 1; making sense of society 2; sociology and everyday life. Year 2: sociological research methods; sociological research methods; sociological theory. Optional modules: intimacy and the self; contemporary urban life; Londonopolis (exploring the global city); media in contemporary society; sociology of childhood; sociology and anthropology of human rights. Year 3: sociology of organisations; food and society; sociology of health and medicine; sociology of death; understanding globalisation; placement learning in sociology; doing social research; international human rights and criminal law; problems in social theory; children's rights; doing social research; childhood and psychoanalysis; global justice, security and society.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £12,500 ???abroad???
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000 ???home???
5 - 7 years
Part Time
BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • International Baccalaureate 24
  • Tariff 112
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 112
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units) DD
  • BTEC National Diploma MMM
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMM
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR Certificate for IT Professionals
  • OCR Certificate/Diploma for iMedia Professionals
  • OCR L3 Certificate for Young Enterprise
  • OCR L3 Certificate in Mathematics for Engineers
  • OCR L3 Quals in ICT Systems and Principles
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units) D
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M3
  • OCR Diploma for IT Professionals
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Certificate
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate
  • Course specific

Key Course Information

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85% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 93%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 78%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 81%

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

85% Go on to work and/or study

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

13% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 5%

Total Coursework: 91%

Total Practical: 4%

£905 - £905
Typical cost of university accommodation

£1,030 - £1,236
Typical cost of private accommodation