Sociology BA (Hons)

Aberystwyth University

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Course info

UCAS CODE L300
The BA Sociology degree at Aberystwyth University will train you to develop a critical awareness of and engagement with the social world. By studying this course, you will develop a thorough grounding in the conceptual and theoretical approaches that have been employed by sociologists to study the world around us. You will also develop your ability to analyse social phenomena through training in the collection, analysis and presentation of sociological data. Some of the distinctive aspects of ... READ MORE

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Uni rankings

WUSCA student ranking
WUSCA student ranking
These are the 2022 rankings, based on ratings given by past and current students.
19th / 95
CUG ranking
Complete University Guide Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2023
53rd
CUG subject ranking
Complete University Guide Subject Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2023
74th

Start date and duration

Start date
25-SEP-23
Full Time
3 Years

Sociology

Drop-out rate
Drop-out rate
The percentage of students who didn't finish the course.
Calculated by 100% - (% of students continuing course + % of students completed course)
100 - 86 = 14% Drop-out rate
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Employment rate
Employment rate
The percentage of students in full-time work 6 months after finishing their course.
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Average salary
Average salary
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Sociology graduate salary at this uni
£20,000
UK Sociology graduate salary
£18,000

Modules
These are the sub-topics that you will study as part of this course
Source: IDP Connect, November 2022

Entry requirements
Entry requirements
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Access to HE Diploma
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Previous study
Previous study
The most common A-levels taken by students who end up studying this subject at uni.
Source: HESA, 2018

Sociology

Top 5 A-levels taken by students who study this subject at uni
Psychology
38%
History
29%
Sociology
29%
English Literature
23%
Religious Studies & Theology
18%

Tuition fees

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Students from Domestic
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Students from Other UK
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£9,000 per year
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Students from England Students from England
England Fees
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£9,000 per year
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Students from Scotland Students from Scotland
Scotland Fees
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£9,000 per year
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Students from Wales Students from Wales
Wales Fees
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£9,000 per year
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Students from Northern Ireland Students from Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Fees
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£9,000 per year
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Students from Channel Islands
Channel Islands Fees
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£15,375 per year
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Students from EU EU Students
EU Fees
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£15,375 per year
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International Students
International Fees
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Latest Sociology reviews

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23 Mar 22

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How Sociology students rated:

Student rating ( 4.0) 44 reviews

5 star 37%
4 star 44%
3 star 11%
2 star 6%
1 star 2%

How all students rated:

Student rating ( 4.4) 2,097 reviews

5 star 54%
4 star 36%
3 star 8%
2 star 2%
1 star 0%
Aberystwyth University
CUG ranking
53rd
Student rating
This is the overall rating calculated by averaging all live reviews for this uni on Whatuni.
( 4.4)
Aberystwyth University offers an excellent university experience and is consistently ranked amongst the best universities in the UK. The most recent National Student Survey placed Aberystwyth Top in England and Wales for Student Satisfaction. The university is committed to delivering outstanding teaching in an environment that is welcoming, supportive and inclusive. Aberystwyth’s teaching quality is consistently ranked amongst the best in the UK and 98% of the university’s research is identified as being of an internationally recognised standard or higher (Research Excellence Framework 2021). This means that students on undergraduate programmes are taught by leading experts in their fields, within departments at the forefront of emerging research. Student life at Aberystwyth is second to none.

Where you'll study

Aberystwyth University

Penglais Campus Penglais Road Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 3DD United Kingdom Nearest train station: Aberystwyth  0.4 miles away

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