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Programme structure: Sociology (BSc) - what's running in 2021/22

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Dissertation SOCI30050 40 Mandatory TB-4
Students must choose 80 credits from the following units:
The Sociology of Popular Music SOCI30048 20 Optional TB-2
Perspectives on Power SOCI30062 20 Optional TB-2
Public Opinion and Democracy SOCI30072 20 Optional TB-2
Religion and Politics in the West SOCI30074 20 Optional TB-1
The Feminist Sociology of Food SOCI30104 20 Optional TB-2
Nations and Nationalism SOCI30082 20 Optional TB-1
Gender and Migration SOCI30091 20 Optional TB-1
Modern Slavery: Issues and Debates SOCI30097 20 Optional TB-2
Risk, Danger and Disaster SOCI30098 20 Optional TB-1
Social Networks SOCI30100 20 Optional TB-2
Sociology (BSc)   120      

Progression/award requirements

Unit Pass Mark for Undergraduate Programmes:

  • 40 out of 100 – for level C/4, I/5 & H/6 units
  • 50 out of 100 – for level M/7 units

For details on the weightings for classifying undergraduate degrees, please see the Agreed Weightings, by Faculty, to be applied for the Purposes of Calculating the Final Programme Mark and Degree Classification in Undergraduate Programmes.

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Please refer to the specific progression/award requirements for programmes with a preliminary year of study, the Gateway programmes and International Foundation programmes.

Exit awards

All undergraduate degree programmes allow the opportunity for a student to exit from a programme with a Diploma or Certificate of Higher Education.

  • To be awarded a Diploma of Higher Education, a student must have successfully completed 240 credit points, of which at least 90 must be at level 5.
  • To be awarded a Certificate of Higher Education, a student must have successfully completed 120 credit points at level 4.

Integrated Master's degrees may also allow the opportunity for a student to exit from the programme with an equivalent Bachelor's degree where a student has achieved 360 credit points, of which 90 must be at level 6, and has successfully met any additional criteria as described in the programme specification.

The opportunities for a student to exit from one of the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine, and Dentistry with an Award is outlined in the relevant Programme Regulations (which are available as an annex in the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes).

Degree classifications:

  • First Class Honours 70 and above
  • Second Class Honours, First Division 60-69
  • Second Class Honours, Second Division 50-59
  • Third Class Honours 40-49
  • Fail 39 and below

An Ordinary degree can be awarded if a student has successfully completed at least 300 credits with a minimum of 60 credits at Level 6.

The pass mark for the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine and Dentistry is 50 out of 100. The classification of a degree in the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine, and Dentistry is provided in the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.

Additional progress information

Some Sociology optional units are approved at, and available at, both level I/5 and level H/6. The title of each unit is the same. Optional units are usually a run in alternate years so that each student will have the opportunity to choose to study that title at one or other level. In the event that a title is run in two successive years, a student may not select it in both years. So, for example, a student who has taken SOCI20071 `Inside Science’ may not select SOCI30096 `Inside Science’ even if it is available in their third year.

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