sociology

Undergraduate

Sociology (Social Anthropology) BA (Hons)

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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

BA (Hons) with Foundation Year

The foundation year has been designed to prepare you for learning at degree level and for thinking like a social scientist. You’ll study the following modules:

  • English Language for Academic Purposes 1
  • Academic Study Skills
  • Society and You
  • English Language for Academic Purposes 2
  • Introduction to Study in the Social Sciences
  • Making Society Work 

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £12,800

Foundation Year:

Home/EU students: £6,165

Overseas: £8,500


More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

*Please note, fees for 2018/19 have not yet been confirmed, and may increase.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

About the course

The disciplines of Sociology and Social Anthropology compliment and inform one another. Social Anthropology celebrates diversity, and develops cross-cultural understandings through exploring social, cultural and political differences in societies around the world. Sociology’s focus on modernity examines how the modern world has developed, with a focus on ongoing social transformation. Sociology and Social Anthropology at Hull focus on current events that shape the world around us and through the combination of the two disciplines you will develop critical understanding of key issues in social life such as culture, identity, belief, politics, inequalities, media, globalisation, conflict and migration. This degree will give you a deep understanding of human cultural diversity and why people do the things they do.

From the outset, you will discover the theories and methods that sociologists use to investigate and make sense of the constantly changing world around us. You will develop a deep understanding of social and cultural diversity, historical transformation, and of shifting boundaries and forms of society. The practical and transferable skills gained on this degree equip you for employment in a wide range of professional careers. If you don't have the academic qualifications to enter the programme directly, we also offer a foundation year to prepare you for degree -level study.

L6L4

BA (Hons)

4 years

Entry requirements

Foundation Year entry requirements:

  • The foundation year is designed for applicants whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to the undergraduate degree.
  • We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application.
  • For applicants with A levels in subjects other than those key to the degree, we will usually require a minimum of 80 points from Level 3 qualifications.

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Future prospects

From the start of your course, a friendly team of experienced careers advisers, employer liaison and information staff are here to assist you, whether or not you have any firm ideas about the next step in your career.

We run an extensive programme of events to develop your career awareness, helping you to explore opportunities, including employer talks and careers fairs. We offer one-to-one advice and guidance - a truly personal service - which supports you and your career plans - and you will have a named careers adviser for your subject.

The Careers Service offers a range of services to assist you to develop the skills looked for by employers, including workshops, practice interviews and practice ability tests, and have extensive information, both web-based and in printed format, which is kept up to date with the latest job and work experience vacancies, and changes to recruitment processes.

We maintain very close links with graduate employers on a local, regional, national and international level, so we can offer you the best advice available and work closely with academic colleagues and student committees to provide specific opportunities, information and events for your course. Many of our academic programmes offer you the opportunity to undertake an internship or work placement.

One of the things that make our Careers Service stand out from those at other universities is that we continue to offer you careers services beyond your graduation. Once you have begun studying at Hull, we are here to guide you at any point of your studies or subsequent career.

Our Careers Service was one of the first to be accredited against the new matrix standards. Matrix is the UK quality standard for advice, information and guidance services.