BSc Sociology

Sociology is the study of societies, and the people that live in them. As a graduate of sociology, you will be equipped with knowledge and skills to understand how people live in society and how individuals can navigate and build positive communities. Our BSc Sociology programme is designed for you to develop knowledge and skills to become a sociologist who can make a positive impact in your local and global community.

Course details

Our BSc Sociology degree will broaden your horizons, and equip you with all the tools you need to analyse an ever-changing world.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

University of Roehampton

Course overview

Sociologists are interested in social justice, and this degree progress connects with the University of Roehampton’s theme of ‘social justice and inclusivity’. At a time of injustice for many people, as a sociologist you will come to understand how the principles of equity and diversity can be embedded in education, policies, communities, businesses and how as a sociologist you are in a position to bring empathy, knowledge, communication skills to a range of workplace settings.

You will be introduced to research, developing research skills that able to you apply sociology in ways that enable you to contribute positively and make changes through social and community activism.


Entry requirements

Year 1 entry: 112 UCAS points (or equivalent), Foundation Year entry: 48 UCAS points (or equivalent)

We welcome applications from students studying T Levels.

For all courses we also accept a wide range of other qualifications and experience


Sociology develops essential skills for working in a variety of industries and businesses including the government and not-for-profit sector. A deep understanding of how societies are built and shaped can also springboard you to roles in the criminal justice system, community development and social work. The careers that Sociology graduates embark on are often varied. You could also work in the media, for a campaigning organisation, or in marketing and public relations. We are proud that 93% of Roehampton Sociology graduates are in work or further study within six months of graduation (Destinations of Leavers of Higher Education, 2018 results).


All modules are core and are worth 15 credits unless specified.

Compulsory modules

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Sociological Activism and Social Justice
  • Global Sociology
  • Popular Culture and Society
  • Life, Learning and Citizenship
  • Sociology of Everyday Life

Compulsory modules

  • The Sociological Imagination
  • Social Research Methods
  • Sociological Practice for the Workplace

Optional modules

  • Media in Contemporary Society
  • Living Identities: Intimacy and Diversity
  • Human Rights in Society
  • Migration, Race and the City

Compulsory modules

  • Skills for the Future (Portfolio)

Optional modules

Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights

  • Active Citizenship
  • Digital Society
  • Doing Social Research
  • Sociology of Music
  • Cybercrime