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Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 9 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 12.5 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2025
StudyQA ranking:3577 Duration:36 months

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Sociology provides ways of making sense of a world undergoing unprecedented social change and uncertainty. This programme provides you with an understanding of core traditions and contemporary developments in sociological thinking and research. It also features a range of specialist areas such as race and ethnic identity, sociological approaches to violence, terrorism and society, new media technologies, the sociology of health, sex and gender and the sociology of science and technology.

Within the Economics element of your degree, you examine some of the profound issues in our life and times, including: economic growth and sustainable development, emerging market economies, financial and monetary crises, international trade and aid to poor countries. At Kent, you learn about these issues from economists who are highly regarded within the profession for emphasising the practical application of economics in all of these arenas.

Many staff advise government bodies in the UK and the European Commission. Staff also advise international organisations including the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Bank of England, the European Central Bank (ECB), and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

Kent consistently appears in the top ten economics departments in the National Student Survey.

Independent rankings

In the National Student Survey 2013, 95% of Sociology students were satisfied with the quality of their course. And, in The Complete University Guide 2014, Sociology research was rated 2nd in the UK.

Economics at Kent was ranked 3rd for student satisfaction in The Complete University Guide 2014.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
  • GBP 12450 Year (Non-EEA)

Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
Credits Total Kent credits: 360
Duration full-time 36 months Partnership Joint Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Part-time, Full-time Intensity Flexible More information Go To The Course Website

Course Content

The course structure below gives a flavour of the modules that will be available to you and provides details of the content of this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, you may also have the option to take ‘wild’ modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.

Stage 1

Possible modules may include:

EC309 - Statistics for Economics and Business

SO336 - Sociology of Everyday Life

SO337 - Fundamentals of Sociology

SO408 - Sociological Theory: The Classics

EC304 - Principles of Economics

EC305 - Mathematics for Economics and Business Mode A

EC306 - Mathematics for Economics and Business Mode B

SO305 - Introduction to Criminology

SO334 - Modern Culture

Stage 2

Possible modules may include:

SO727 - Contemporary Sociological Theory

EC500 - Microeconomics

EC502 - Macroeconomics

Stage 3

Possible modules may include:

EC511 - Quantitative Economics

EC531 - Policy Analysis

EC532 - Environmental Economics, Institutions and Policy

EC533 - The Public Sector

EC534 - The Economics of Money and Banking

EC540 - Development Economics

EC541 - Economics Dissertation

EC542 - Econometrics I: An Introduction to Modern Econometrics using Stata

EC543 - Econometrics 2: Topics in Time Series

EC544 - Economic Integration in the EU

EC545 - Economics of the Labour Market

EC546 - Games for Economics and Business

EC547 - Industrial Economics

EC548 - International Finance

EC549 - International Trade

EC550 - Monetary Economics

EC553 - Public Economics

EC562 - Economics of Finance 1

EC563 - Economics of Finance 2

EC565 - Extended Economics Essay

EC567 - Economics of Gender, Children and the Family

EC568 - World Economics and Financial History: From the 19th Century to the Pre

EC569 - Economic Growth

EC570 - Microeconomics of Development

EC571 - Agricultural, Food and Natural Resource Economics

SA503 - A Future for the Welfare State? Social Change, Challenge and Crisis

SA519 - The Social Politics of Food

SA525 - Education,Training and Social Policy

SA531 - The Care and Protection of Children and Families

SO505 - Sociology of Crime and Deviance

SO506 - Popular Culture, Media and Society

SO509 - Health, Illness and Medicine

SO525 - Environmental Politics

SO532 - Mental Health

SO533 - Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice

SO534 - Violence and Society

SO535 - Youth and Crime

SO536 - Criminal Justice in Modern Britain:Development, Issues and Politics

SO537 - Race and Racism

SO538 - Childhood, Society and Children's Rights

SO539 - Environmental Policy and Practice

SO575 - Poverty, Inequality and Social Security

SO594 - Terrorism and Modern Society

SO595 - Reproductive Health Policy in Britain

SO601 - Welfare in Modern Britain

SO602 - Social Research Methods

SO603 - Health and Health Policy

SO645 - The Third Sector: Charities and Social Enterprises in Modern Societies

SO657 - Digital Culture

SO659 - Risk and Society

SO668 - The Sociology of Work

SO676 - Cultures of Embodiment

SO678 - Caring for Vulnerable Adults: Understanding Social Care

SO679 - Research Dissertation

SO684 - Globalization and Development

SO689 - Drugs, Culture and Control

SO702 - Sociology and Social Politics of the Family

SO709 - Modern Chinese Societies

SO710 - War, Atrocity and Genocide

SO712 - Urban Sociology

You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6.5

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

take an IELTS test.


The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications, typical requirements are listed below, students offering alternative qualifications should contact the Admissions Office for further advice. It is not possible to offer places to all students who meet this typical offer/minimum requirement.

Qualification Typical offer/minimum requirement
  • A level: ABB including B in Mathematics unless AS Mathematics at C or GCSE Mathematics at A has already been obtained
  • GCSE: Mathematics grade A
  • Access to HE Diploma: The University of Kent will not necessarily make conditional offers to all access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If an offer is made candidates will be required to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma): The university will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF;OCR) on a case by case basis please contact us via the enquiries tab for further advice on your individual circumstances.
  • International Baccalaureate: 34 points overall or 16 points at HL including IB Mathematics 4 at HL or SL (Mathematics Studies not accepted)

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Access Bursary

    Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

  • Alumni Bursary

    Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Kent.


Kent offers generous financial support schemes to support eligible undergraduate students during their studies. Our 2013 financial support package includes a fee waiver and cash bursary, as well as additional funds on your Kent account to help with accommodation, food, books and other living costs. Find out more on our fees and funding page.

General scholarships

Scholarships are available for excellence in academic performance, sport and music and are awarded on merit. For further information on the range of awards available and to make an application see our scholarships website.

The Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence

At Kent we recognise, encourage and reward excellence. We have created a new scholarship, The Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence, which will be awarded to any applicant who achieves a minimum of AAA over three A levels, or the equivalent qualifications as specified on our funding pages.

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