Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education


UndergraduateBA (Hons)

Year of entry:
UCAS code: L300

What you'll study

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Classical Sociological Theory

  • Introducing the Sociological Imagination: The Individual and Society

  • Visualising the Other

  • Collecting Social Data

  • Cosmopolitan Perspectives: Understanding Global Diversity

  • Free Elective

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Contemporary Social Theory

  • Analysing Social Data

  • Free Elective

Optional modules

  • Sociology of Popular Culture

  • Visual Sociology

  • Material Religion

  • Race and Social Justice

  • Power and Resistance: Cosmopolitan Political Sociology

  • Digital Religion

  • Gender, Culture and Society

  • Magic, Ritual and Myth

  • History and Theory in Social Anthropology

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Research Project Design

Optional modules

  • Perspectives on Health and Disability

  • Quantitative Data Analysis with SPSS

  • Applying Ethnography

  • Gender and International Development

  • Cosmopolitan Citizenship

  • Sociology Dissertation

  • Cyberspace, Identity and Youth

  • Organisations of Violence

  • Social Bodies: Sociology of the Body

  • Ethnographic Travels Around the World

  • Inequalities, Social Divisions and Social Conflict

  • Sacred Spaces, Sacred Media

“The Social Sciences taught at Hull are extensive and cover a wide variety of issues, and the support is first class.”

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More about this course

Explore society and social life as it is lived and experienced in all its complexity and cultural diversity. Sociology at Hull focuses on real events that are reshaping the world around us. You will engage with key modern issues such as identity politics, culture, inequalities, globalisation, media, conflict, religion and belief, and deviance. You can choose to take a broad range of options, graduating with a breadth of knowledge about social structures and social life – acquiring in-depth understanding in a specific area such as social anthropology, equality or religion.

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.

Teaching and Learning

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Where you'll study

Hull Campus

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Studying sociology and social sciences at Hull means examining the forces and events – like Brexit – that shape the world around us.

Graduate with a breadth of knowledge or choose to specialise in social anthropology, gender and equality, or religion.

Right from the start, you'll gain practical skills that social scientists use to investigate and explain our constantly changing world.

Our students learn by doing sociology, including creating websites, podcasts, posters, photo blogs and short video clips.

Entry requirements

2018 Tariff points: 112 points. Points can be from any qualifications on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications 

UCAS has changed the way that qualifications earn points under the Tariff system. Please click here to work out your estimated points and to find out more about how the University of Hull considers qualifications.

Alternative qualifications 

  • IB Diploma: 28 points.
  • Access to HE Diploma: pass with minimum of 45 credits at merit.

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations shown above. Please contact the University’s Admissions Service for individual guidance.

At a glance

For this course, you'll need...

112 UCAS points

Points can be made up of a variety of qualifications. Calculate your points here.

We welcome a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not be listed.

Many of our courses offer a Foundation Year for applicants without the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

If you have any questions about our entry requirements or the tariff, please contact admissions or call 01482 466100.

International students

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 academic 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.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £9,250
  • International: £13,500

Fees may be subject to permitted inflationary increases in future years. 

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

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

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 skills 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, both 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.