BA (Hons) Sociology

Goldsmiths, University of London
London, England, United Kingdom
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
3 years
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 35,834
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 55,514

Entry Requirements

  • A-level: ABB/BBB
  • International Baccalaureate: 33 points including three HL subjects

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 in the written test and no individual test lower than 6.0)


The first year of the degree gets you thinking sociologically and critically, and introduces the ways in which sociological knowledge of societies has been shaped by disputes about theories and methods. First year modules address problems that have interested sociologists in their attempts to account for the world we live in. You will start to understand how the meaning derived from sociological investigations operates in cultural processes, and look at the methods that have been developed by sociologists to produce sociological knowledge. 

Core modules in the second and third years cover the main approaches to sociological thought, and their implications for understanding contemporary societies. You develop a rich knowledge of the variety of sociological reasoning and research.

In the third year you take a core module in contemporary social theory and society, and you choose four options.

Level 4

  • Critical Readings: The Emergence of Sociological Rationality
  • Researching Society and Culture 1
  • Modern Knowledge, Modern Power
  • Culture and Society

You also choose two Sociology options. Those recently available have included:    

  • Sex, Drugs & Technology
  • Leisure, Culture and Society    
  • Space, Place & Power    
  • Art and Society    
  • Organisations and Society
  • Culture, Representation and Difference    
  • London
  • Marxism
  • The Body: Social Theory and Social Practice
  • Social Change and Political Action
  • Crimes Against Humanity

Level 6

  • Contemporary Social Theory and Society

You also:

Write a Dissertation worth 30 credits. This is independent research, supported by classes and subject specialists, resulting in an 8,000-word dissertation in a topic of your own choice.

Choose four Sociology options. Those recently available have included:

  • Race, Racism and Social Theory
  • Global Development and Underdevelopment
  • Sociology of Visuality
  • Childhood Matters
  • Making Data Matter
  • Sociologies of Emerging Worlds
  • Privacy, Surveillance and Security
  • Philosophy, Politics and Alterity
  • Subjectivity, Health and Medicine
  • Philosophy and Power
  • Migration, Gender and Social Reproduction

Assessment is through a combination of unseen exams, pre-released exams, assessed coursework and projects.

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