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BA (Hons) Sociology with Integrated Foundation Year 

New for 2021 entry (*subject to approval)

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Bishop Otter campus (Chichester)

4 Years Full Time

Top 30
UK university
for courses and lecturers
5 Star
rating for inclusiveness, teaching, and facilities
1. Guardian University Guide 2021 | 2. WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2020 | 3. QS Stars University Rating

Entry Requirements and Fees

Typical Offer (individual offers may vary):

  • UCAS Tariff points: 48
  • If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing or equivalent
  • Non-standard Application Entry Routes: The University has an alternative entry route for applicants who have relevant skills and experience but who do not hold the formal minimum entry qualifications required. Applicants who demonstrate the necessary skills and experience to enter a course of higher education will be asked to complete an entry task involving the completion of specially set assignments.


2021/22 UK fee: £9,250

2021/22 International fee: £14,050

For further details about fees, please see our Tuition Fee page.

For further details about international scholarships, please see our Scholarships page.

Course content

We are excited to bring you this course for 2021 entry.

Course overview

Sociology explores important questions about the complex nature of human society. Is there a difference between men and women? What motivates people to gain social status or respect from others? Does our background or class affect opportunities available to us? Over four years, you will begin to make sense of the way society works. You’ll investigate the general pattern of social interactions between groups and discover how this behaviour is changing our society. Using these findings, knowledge and research, you can help shape the world we live in today.

Who is this degree for?

Do you know that you want to study sociology but think you'd benefit from an additional year building your academic skills? Studying at university can be challenging so this four-year course gives you the chance to prepare for reading and writing at university level and enables you to confidently embark on an undergraduate degree.

Why study this degree?

This integrated foundation year route offers you the chance to:

  • Gain an additional year to build academic skills
  • Enter with lower tariff requirements than the main degree pathway
  • Expand your insight into the subject of Sociology

Our facilities

We’ve developed both of our campuses to have the best facilities available for your degree. We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.

Learning Resource Centre

Learning Resource Centre facilities

Our Learning Resource Centre is at the heart of the campus.  It hosts:

  • A modern library service with areas for quiet and silent study on both floors 
  • A range of study areas for group study
  • Over 80 open access PC and Mac stations
  • Wi-Fi areas for laptop use
  • Substantial collection of books, journals and other materials to help you further your research
  • Online library resources you can access from anywhere at any time
  • Costa Coffee
  • Also situated in the Learning Resource Centre is the Support and Information Zone (SIZ) to help with any enquiries while at university
  • At SIZ, there's an equipment loans centre offerings laptops, tablets and other electronic devices for short and long-term loans

The local area

The local area surrounding the University of Chichester's main Campus including Chichester Cathedral, Chichester Town Centre, The South Downs and West Wittering Beach

It’s important to love where you live and study and the local area surrounding the University has so much to offer. With the seaside town, historic city, rolling countryside and stunning beaches, there’s plenty to explore

Visit us

Would you like to visit the campus?  Take a look at the different ways that you can explore our facilities.

International English Studies

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Are you interested in this course and would like to learn more? Get in touch with our Admissions Team for more information.

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