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Sociology with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

Sheffield Hallam University

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Study for a degree in Sociology, with an initial foundation year to prepare for the course.

Course summary

  • Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.
  • Develop techniques for collecting, analysing and interpreting numerical and visual data.
  • Communicate evidence and arguments to a range of audiences using written, oral, online and visual formats.
  • Work independently and with others, acting on feedback and managing time effectively.

The course aims to provide you with the core knowledge and skills found within sociology. You learn to creatively and critically question the contemporary social world, developing arguments to challenge forms of prejudice including an awareness of personal views and ethical issues.

How you learn

This foundation year is an entry route if you do not meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) Sociology course, if you are not yet ready for degree-level study, or if you are returning to study and would like to spend time getting up to speed with the demands of learning before embarking on a degree.

You will share the foundation year with other Sociology, Psychology, Politics, Applied Social Science, Law, Criminology and Policing foundation students, before moving on to your degree.

Rather than deliver a purely abstract course, the sociology team make use of theoretical contexts to understand real-world issues. The majority of the modules offered are based on the expertise and research interests of staff, who blend their specialist interests with their teaching.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • small-group teaching
  • personal supervision
  • guest speakers
  • coursework
  • reports
  • reviews
  • presentations
  • portfolios
  • exams
  • final year dissertation

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career as a

  • Community development worker
  • Further / Higher education teacher
  • International aid/development worker
  • Policy officer
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Social researcher
  • Social worker
  • Youth worker
  • Charity officer
  • Civil Service administrator

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 64

This must include at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications excluding general studies For example:CC at A LevelMPP in BTEC Extended Diploma.A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels and EPQ.


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University information

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    55th out of 105 13

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    107 56%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%



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