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What will I learn?

Our Sociology courses respond to the crucial need for professionals working with groups, and individuals, at risk of exclusion, in a range of settings, eg education, health and social care, criminal justice, welfare, employment, exclusion, diversity and disability.

Students will develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of exclusion, disadvantage, power, and agency within today’s contemporary society.

This degree focuses on sociological theory but also draws upon theory from social policy and social psychology to examine the impact of exclusion and disadvantage.

Issues such as culture, politics, media, health and social care, well-being, and a range of social factors will be explored, including ideas about forms of disability, gender diversity, social representations in the media, criminal justice, sustainability, power and control, multi-agency working, the role of social care and welfare, social justice and inclusion.

Course Overview

This three-year programme is underpinned by an initial foundation year, which includes modules that explore sociology, advocacy, social policy and social studies.

In the second year of study, students undertake a placement, while the modules develop a wide understanding of sociological issues and solutions.

The final year of study incorporates a dissertation with links to aspects of Sociology the student wishes to pursue in more depth.

Career Opportunities

  • Advocate
  • Communities First
  • Criminal Justice Sector
  • Education Officer
  • Emerging roles within sport and film industry (responding to current events)
  • Families First
  • HE/FE Lecturer
  • Local Authority Management and care
  • Local Health Authority Management and care
  • Media
  • Nursing and Mental health Nursing (Further Study Required)
  • Police
  • Probation Officer (Further Study Required)
  • Project Management
  • Project Manager
  • Research
  • Research Assistant
  • Social Care work
  • Social Worker (Further Study Required)
  • Student Support Services
  • Supporting Vulnerable Groups
  • Youth Offending

Graduates may also choose to continue studying and complete postgraduate and postgraduate research qualifications through progression onto, either, the MA Equity and Diversity in Society or a PhD in Social Justice and Inclusion that allow students to utilise postgraduate funding.

Which department am I in?

Humanities and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£13,500.00 (US$ 16,608) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

25 September 2023


Carmarthen Campus

College Road,



SA31 3EP, Wales

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have SAT Reasoning Tests (formerly SAT 1) – 550 in all three parts plus 550 in any SAT Subject tests (formerly SAT 2) AND Advanced Placement Tests (AP) grades 3 or above in 2 / 3 subjects.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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