Undergraduate courses

Flexibility underpins our degree structure, which means you will get to shape the content of your degree to suit your own interests and career pathways. Whichever direction you choose, you will be taught by enthusiastic scholars who are keen to share their expertise with you.

Sociology at Leicester provides teaching for students from other departments (including Criminology, Media and Communication, Psychology, and Politics and International Relations), so you will have the opportunity to meet and learn from those with a wide range of academic interests.

Undergraduate degrees

Sociology BA (with optional semester abroad)
Full-time, 3 years | UCAS code: L300
This is for you if... you want an excellent general grounding in sociology, covering theory and social research methods and with opportunities to choose your own specialist area for study.

Media and Society BA (with optional year abroad)
Full-time, 3-4 years | UCAS code: PL33
This is for you if... you wish to develop a firm, interdisciplinary grounding in the key debates that inform and underpin the relationship between the media and society.

Politics and Sociology BA (with optional year abroad)
Full-time, 3-4 years | UCAS code: LL23
This is for you if... you are interested in the way that society is organised and how the political world either reinforces or challenges the prevailing social order.

Major/Minor degrees

One for the head. One for the heart. At Leicester, you can create a degree that’s built around you. You’ll study a core area in depth (Major), while also studying an additional area (Minor).

This is your chance to pair up your Major with a subject that can boost your career prospects or simply explore something you’ve always been interested in – like a language. Find out more about Major/Minor degrees.

Major in Sociology (with optional year abroad)
Full-time, 3 years | UCAS code: L301
This is for you if... you would like to combine the study of sociology with another subject.

Minor in Sociology
3 years

Study abroad

You can spend part or all of your second year studying abroad, to experience a new academic climate and different cultures and lifestyles.

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International students

We welcome students from all over the world. Find out how we can support you at Leicester as an overseas student.

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Why study Sociology?

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