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BA (Hons) Sociology*

New for 2021 entry

*Subject to approval

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Bishop Otter campus (Chichester)

3 Years Full Time

Entry Requirements and Fees

2021/22 UK fee: TBC

2021/22 International fee: TBC

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

Typical Offer (individual offers may vary):

  • UCAS Tariff points: 96 – 112 (A levels or combination with AS/EPQ/BTEC/Cambridge Technical)
  • A levels: BBC – CCC
  • BTEC/Cambridge Technical: DMM – MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass with at least 12 Distinctions and 15 Merits
  • GCSEs: English language (C or above)
  • International Baccalaureate: 28 points


Course content

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

This wide-ranging and fascinating degree explores important questions about the complex nature of human interaction within society. How do people achieve social status or respect from others? Does our gender, class or ethnicity affect the opportunities available to us? How is our society changing and why?

Over three years, you will examine the way British society works but also gain a deeper understanding of global issues, including environmental concerns, poverty, migration and social justice. You will investigate the role of the media and digital technologies in shaping how we view and interact with the world around us.

This degree will give you the opportunity to research and develop your own areas of interest in themes as diverse as: crime and punishment; developmental psychology; education; gender; ethnicity; the media; celebrity culture; disability; poverty; childhood and youth. Using your findings, knowledge and research, you can help make a difference in the world we live in.

Find out more at an open day. 

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.

The Learning Resource Centre is the hub of the learning environment.  It has two upper floors of library resources, one for silent study and one for quiet study. On the ground floor, you’ll find the Support and Information Zone, Media Centre, Careers Centre, Costa Coffee and a variety of IT resources.

The Bishop Otter LRC offers:

  • Books and journals
  • E-resources, including multimedia streaming
  • Mac and PC suites
  • Printing and scanning facilities
  • PrintShop services
  • General meeting areas
  • Group and individual study spaces
  • Equipment Loans​
  • Wi-Fi and plug points throughout

Learning Resource Centre facilities

Indicative modules


  • Why Sociology Matters
  • What is Going on? Making Sense of the 21st Century
  • The Family and Social Change    
  • Crime and Society           
  • Gender
  • From Childhood to Old Age: Social Attitudes and Social Policy
  • Race, Identity and Culture
  • Inequality, Poverty and Society


  • Being Human: Emotions and Behaviour 
  • Sex, Sexualities and Society        
  • Social Problems: Ethics, Dilemmas and Decision Making 
  • Childhood in Crisis: Global Perspectives
  • Disability in the 21st Century
  • Making a Difference 1: Community Project (group placement project)
  • Research Methods
  • Health and Wellbeing


  • Making a Difference 2: Preparation for Professional Careers        
  • Aggression, Violence and Abuse: a Sociological Perspective         
  • A Dangerous World? Risk, Anxiety and the Media
  • Music, TV and Film in a Changing World
  • Two option modules from within the Institute of Education, Health and Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities
  • Independent Project (Dissertation)

International English Studies

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