Course type: Single Honours, Dual Honours, Major.
Entry requirements: Read more about entry requirements
Typical offer:BBB or ABC
Tuition fees: Read more about tuition fees
Duration and mode of study: 3 years/ 4 years with international year, Full time
Location of study:Keele University campus
Subject Area: Sociology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Course Overview

For over 50 years, our Sociology programme has encouraged students to explore creative approaches to difficult challenges in our rapidly changing society.

You will learn to think independently, critically, and imaginatively about important social issues and the events which shape our lives, developing explanations for a wide range of phenomena and seeking solutions to social problems. Our Sociology programme will provide you with a grounding in the core concepts of the discipline, develop your skills in social research and enable you to explore a range of contemporary social issues. You might explore issues around migration, culture and identity, race, consumption, home and family, globalisation, and urban life.

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Course content

Our Course Information Documents (CIDs) are designed to give you all of the details you need to make an informed decision about what and where to study.

Single Honours Course Information Document (PDF) Dual Honours and Major Minor Course Information Document (PDF)

Looking for a more complete list of modules? You can view the module list for 2016 entry on our Module Catalogue. Please note this is not a guaranteed module list for future intakes:

Module Catalogue

Skills and Careers

What will this mean for my future?

A Sociology degree from Keele will encourage you to develop as a pragmatic and creative thinker – skills which are useful for a wide range of careers. Our graduates have entered occupations including social care, the health sector, advertising and marketing, the charity sector, youth services, and local governments. Some of our graduates choose to pursue further academic study.

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Codes and Combinations

Codes and Combinations

Single Honours, Major and Foundation course information

Sociology with Foundation Year: L390 View Unistats for this course

Students are candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) (BA Hons) if their two Principal courses are in humanities and/or social science subjects. 

All students who study a science subject are candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Science (with Honours) (BSc Hons).

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Study abroad

On the Sociology programme you have the opportunity to spend a semester abroad in your second year studying at one of Keele’s international partner universities. Exactly which countries are available depends on your choice of degree subjects. An indicative list of countries is on the website Partner Universities however this does not guarantee the availability of study in a specific country as this is subject to the university’s application process for studying abroad.

No additional tuition fees are payable for studying abroad but you do have to bear the costs of travelling to and from your destination university, accommodation, food and personal costs. Depending on the destination you are studying at additional costs may include visas, study permits, residence permits, and compulsory health checks. You should expect the total costs of studying abroad to be greater than if they study in the UK, information is made available from the Global Education Team throughout the process, as costs will vary depending on destination. 

Sarah-Nicole Aghassi-Isfahani

Sarah-Nicole Aghassi-Isfahani

"The best thing about studying Sociology at Keele, I am not sure if I can pinpoint it to one single thing!"

BA (Hons) Sociology with Criminology (2013)

Richard Brindley

Richard Brindley

"I would never have guessed how much Sociology at Keele University would influence me and the way it would shape me as a human being once I graduated."

BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology (2013)

Holly Matthewson

Holly Matthewson

"Keele is a fantastic place and the Sociology teaching staff are all really friendly and helpful. "

BA (Hons) English and Sociology (2012)

Chi Ng

Chi Ng

"The Sociology department is like a small community."

BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology (2012)

Edward Sansome

Edward Sansome

"The course content is constantly challenging and interesting, and with the support of an approachable and knowledgeable teaching faculty, you are given every opportunity to excel and enjoy this diverse subject."

BA (Hons) Media, Communications and Culture and Sociology (2012)

Leanne Savigar

Leanne Savigar

"I was able to choose an area of sociology that interested me most and focus on that topic."

BA (Hons) Psychology and Sociology (2012)