University of East London

Course Introduction

Have you ever wondered why social inequalities exist? What causes social change? Why some groups do less well at school than others? Where racism comes from? Why there are not more women MPs? How globalization and technological change affects our lives? Why people are so concerned with their national, ethnic and religious identities? Why the regeneration of London Docklands has not reduced unemployment for residents living in East London Boroughs? These are just some of the important questions that sociologists at UEL seek to address. If you are also concerned with these kinds of questions, then Sociology and Social Policy at UEL is for you. This course provides a space in which students can debate the controversial issues of the day in an informed, supportive and friendly fashion. Empowering students to make sense of their own lives, to develop (and possibly change) their opinions, to learn from others and understand the world in which we find ourselves is at the heart of the programme. There are no easy answers to the questions we face, but there is a fascinating journey to undertake in search of them.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Full Time
MSc (First Degree) £14,040  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Full Time
MSc (First Degree) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Higher
  • International Baccalaureate 25
  • GCE A-level BBB
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units)
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate