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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Docklands Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This three-year full-time degree course (or four years part-time) will connect you to the real-life issues that exist in the communities outside our walls.

You’ll learn about the 4th Industrial revolution and the globalisation of society. In this increasingly digital age, information, money, goods and services move freely across national boundaries. Issues about society are no longer confined to geographical location and the large-scale movement of people across borders is an issue affecting all parts of the world.

Your course will make sense of the impact of this digital revolution and globalisation on the world in general and modern Britain in particular, focusing on its relationship to class, gender, religion and nationalism. You’ll also learn how to interpret data and how to conduct informed debate on social issues.

In your first year you’ll gain a thorough grounding in the subject by studying six core modules. In you second and third years you’ll be able to specialise in the subjects that interest you the most. These optional modules include ones on social change, the body, age and generation, cities, ‘race’, nationalisms, gender, surveillance, digital culture, and the media.

In your third year you’ll do a work placement module. You will build up your employability skills through a series of workshops focusing on mock interviews, job applications, networking, confidence and social media skills. You will then do a 12-day work placement and produce a critical review report at the end. Afterwards you will receive feedback from the work placement employers. All of this will help prepare you for the world of graduate level work when you finish.

All of our sociology courses at UEL are about working with people. But that doesn’t mean you can only become a social worker at the end of your course. The reality is that a sociology degree will prepare you for a wide variety of jobs.

Increased focus on people, relationships and communication skills means that our students have gone into fields as diverse as teaching, human resources, the police and journalism.

For the last few years we have collaborated with Government in Social Research who are concerned to increase the diversity of social researchers within the civil service. This has involved students being advised through talks and workshop exercises how to apply for placements and fast-track entry into the civil service.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,740per 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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University information

University of East London

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  • Campus address

    University of East London, Docklands Campus, 4-6 University Way, Newham, E16 2RD, England

One of the few universities in London with waterfront on-campus accommodation. Each student gets their own room and their own bathroom.
UEL is an extremely diverse university, home to 25,000 students of 156 nationalities.
Modules designed to give international students a differentiated competitive edge with industry placement options to get a truly international experience.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    70th out of 105 17

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    101 47%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54.0 54%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.57 72%



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