As we are one of the top departments in the country our entry requirements reflect the strong competition for places. There are two routes of entry into the Department; conventional entry through UCAS applications, and the mature student entry.
Conventional entry route
Entry requirements are as follows:
|Course||Entry requirements||Online Prospectus|
|BA Sociology||3 A levels at grades BBB||Other acceptable qualifications|
|BA Sociology with Social Policy||3 A levels at grades BBB||Other acceptable qualifications|
|BA Sociology with Criminology||3 A levels at grades BBB||Other acceptable qualifications|
|BA Digital Media and Society||3 A levels at grades ABB||Other acceptable qualifications|
|BA English Language and Sociology||3 A levels at grades ABB||Other acceptable qualifications|
|BA History and Sociology||3 A levels at grades AAB (Grade A in History)||Other acceptable qualifications|
|BA Politics and Sociology||3 A levels at grades ABB||Other acceptable qualifications|
|BA Sociology and Business Management||3 A levels at grades AAB (B in GCSE Maths)||Other acceptable qualifications|
Are you passionate about sociology or social policy, but are:
- Interested in studying part-time?
- Not ready to enter University directly?
Access entry route
60 Credits overall with 45 at level 3 (30 at Merit or above and 15 at Distinction)
Mature student entry route
Applications from mature candidates are encouraged and we try to tailor our admissions procedures to meet the individual circumstances of each applicant. Due to the nature of our discipline approximately on third of all students admitted to the Department are over 21. We ensure we always keep a quota of places available for mature students.
For more information on mature students, please see the following University web pages:
"Being accepted into Sheffield University was one of the most rewarding ventures of my life. This opened up a great deal of opportunity in my future career but also the student life experience as a mature student was one I am please to say I did not miss out on. I had two small children to raise as a single parent and a home to run so my time was very organised and planned around these responsibilities but even so the people I met and the support from my tutors helped me progress and develop into a positive person. I would always advise mature students to go back into studying as the achievements far out weigh the disappointments."
Shirley Reece-Johnson, BA Sociology