Sociology BA

There is no better city than Leicester to explore fundamental sociological concepts such as ethnicity, migration and social class. With a range of vibrant and diverse communities including Narborough Road, “the most diverse street in Britain”, Leicester offers the perfect environment to develop your craft via observation, participation and guided reflection.

Course details

Sociology is the study of humans in society. It sounds broad because it is, but it will take you into the most fascinating areas of social existence, all around the globe and across every aspect of modern life.
  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: Leicester campus

University of Leicester

Course overview

Our Sociology BA will provide you with a thorough grounding in research methods, theory and a variety of substantive topics. Throughout your degree you’ll be getting to grips with topical issues in contemporary society – based on areas where our academics are conducting cutting-edge research. You will develop transferable skills as well as more traditional academic competencies.

We provide many opportunities for you to enhance your degree. Under expert and supportive supervision you can conduct a sociological research project on a topic of your choice. You will collect data in the field, analyse it and write it up. You can also choose to study abroad, a great way of broadening your horizons and experiencing a different academic climate.


Entry requirements

A/AS-levels: BBB. All subjects accepted. Two AS-levels considered in place of one A-level.

EPQ with A-levels: BBC + EPQ at grade B.

GCSE: English at Grade C (4).

Access to HE Diploma: Pass Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3, including 24 credits at Distinction.

International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 28 points overall.

BTEC Nationals: Pass Diploma with DDM.


We run employability modules as part of our curriculum. The second year ‘Sociology Placement’ will prepare you for life after University – taking you through all stages of the employment process from developing skills to applying for roles.

Graduates from our Sociology degrees have gone on to work for a wide range of employers including:

Teletrec Navman
Hampshire County Council


At the very beginning of your course you’ll take the short, non-credit bearing Academic and Study Skills.

  • Sociology in Practice
  • Power, Privilege and Diversity
  • Race, Ethnicity and Racisms in Britain
  • Society in Transformation
  • Interpreting Key Texts
  • Ways of Researching
  • Bringing Sociology to Work
  • Doing Qualitative Research
  • Using Numbers in Social Research
  • Sociological Theory Explored

Option modules
Choose one option module from:

  • Live Sociology
  • Gender and Society
  • Youth, Young Adulthood and Society

Then choose one option module from:

  • Cosmic Sociology
  • Work, Employment and Society
  • Sociology Through Literature and Film
  • We Are What We Buy: Consumption, Self and Identity
  • Environmental Sociologies
  • Modern Sociological Theory
  • Research Project or Real World Research

Option modules
Choose two option modules from:

  • Identity Troubles: Nationalism, Jihadism and the Far Right
  • Drugs and Society
  • Social Psychology
  • Autobiographical Society
  • Education and Social Justice

Then choose two option modules from:

  • Football and Society
  • Social Movements
  • Space, Place and Contemporary Culture
  • Sociology of Health and Illness
  • International Migration