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.
Typical offer BBB
UCAS code L300
Institute code L34
Taught by Sociology
15th in the UK for Sociology and Social Policy (The Guardian University Guide 2023)
97% of students in work or further study six months after graduating (The Uni Guide 2021)
Teaching and learning
You will take three modules in each semester. The exact format of your contact time may vary by module, but it is at least three hours per module per week. Additional time with teaching staff is also available and our lecturers and tutors have regular drop-in hours for individual consultations. You are encouraged to meet regularly with staff to discuss your work and receive guidance and feedback.
During the remainder of your study time you are able to access our excellent learning resources provided by the Library and Sociology at Leicester. The majority of the resources for the course are now available online. As well as traditional written material, we provide a growing selection of multimedia resources to enrich your learning experience.
Assessment of each module normally takes place at the end of each semester. You will be assessed in a variety of ways (including exams, essays and portfolios) depending on the nature of the modules you are taking.
When not attending lectures, seminars or other timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the library, preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for exams. To help with your independent learning, you can access the Library and our social study spaces in halls of residence.
Your contact hours will depend on the option modules you select. You can see details of the contact hours on individual module pages.
Our Student Learning Development Team provides help in the following areas:
- study and exam skills
- academic writing
- numerical data skills
- referencing sources
Our AccessAbility Centre offers support and practical help for students with dyslexia or other specific learning difficulties, including physical, mental health or mobility difficulties, deafness, or visual impairment.
You will be taught by an experienced teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. PhD research students who have undertaken teacher training may also contribute to the teaching of seminars under the supervision of the module leader. Our teaching is informed by the research we do. You can learn more about our staff by visiting our staff profiles.
In lectures and seminars we are encouraged to share our views and opinions. Being able to shape our own learning is truly amazing.