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Sociology and Politics BSc (Hons)

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

BA Sociology and Politics degree at Aberystwyth University will enable you to develop a critical awareness of the social world through a solid grounding in the conceptual and theoretical approaches employed by sociologists to study the world around us. At the same time, your exploration of the political world will provide you with insights into the political influences on social norms and social formations, which will furnish you with new ways of approaching key sociological concepts including identity, integration and conflict, in addition to effective ways of contextualising the study of political formations, processes and behaviours. The distinctive field-based approach to sociology at Aberystwyth will equip you with first-hand experience of a variety of sociological research methods in addition to training you in the techniques of archival research.


Why study Sociology and Politics at Aberystwyth University?

Our distinctive field-based approach to sociology will help to highlight the significance of space and place for the study of political behaviour.

We draw on our research strengths to ensure that you are exposed to cutting-edge theoretical and empirical understandings of the social and political world, and to enable your learning experience to reap positive benefits from the latest developments in both disciplines.

You will learn how to critically evaluate ideas, concepts and approaches within both fields of sociology and politics.

You will be taught and mentored by enthusiastic lecturers who are committed to providing you with an outstanding and dynamic learning environment.


Employability is embedded within all our courses and our degrees provide a solid foundation for a vast array of careers across a wide range of sectors. Graduates of BA Sociology and Politics are well-placed to enter roles in the development sector, local and national politics, the Civil Service, Government and social research, social work and social policy (including public housing, local government administration and the voluntary sector), roles in the third sector such as with NGOs and charities, work with international organisations, public relations and journalism, teaching and management.

In a rapidly shifting global economy, our graduates are adaptable and able to draw on a range of transferable skills, ensuring that they are always in demand.

The skill sets include:

  • Effective problem-solving, analytical and creative thinking skills
  • Information technology skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Time-management and organisational skills
  • Communication skills, both written and oral
  • Self-motivation and self-reliance.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,300per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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Aberystwyth University

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  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Welcoming international students since 1872. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural learning environment.
Highly-rated teaching (TEF Gold) and a high rate of graduate employability.
Generous scholarships and bursaries for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    29th out of 86 2

    84th out of 105

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    117 57%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.34 87%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    113 58%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%


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