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BA (Hons)


Typical offer for 2024


UCAS code

Suitable for applications.

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Entry requirements

Typical offer - 96 UCAS tariff points.


A levels

CCC - there are no subject specific requirements.

T levels

Pass - Overall grading Pass (C or above in the Core) with no specific subject requirements.

BTEC Extended Diploma

MMM - there are no subject specific requirements.

Applicants on Access Programmes

Meet UCAS Tariff of 96 - there are no subject specific requirements.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

96 UCAS tariff points to include at least 64 points from 2 HL subjects. Plus HL 3 or SL 4 in English Language and Literature A or English B.

Plus minimum of

GCSE English at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).

English language requirements

Minimum IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, and you have a UKVI approved IELTS, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details. For further information on English Language requirements please see the dedicated international entry requirements page.

CIFS entry requirement

If you are an International student and do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto this course you may be interested in our Certificate of International Foundation Studies (CIFS)

80 UCAS points or equivalent (see individual country pages for details). UKVI approved IELTS of 5.0 overall with no sub-test less than 5.0.

CIFS modules to be taken

Students study the four core modules plus:

  • Introduction to the Social Sciences

And ONE additional module from the following:

  • Global Business Environment
  • Foundation in Human Biology
  • Foundation in Chemistry
  • Foundation Mathematics 2

Foundation Year entry

If you are a UK student and do not meet the entry requirements for this course, our Foundation Year has a route to Sociology BA (Hons).

Foundation Year entry requirements

72 UCAS points or equivalent plus an English Language and a Maths qualification equivalent to GCSE Grade 4.

Study and progression requirements

Pass each module and achieve a programme average of at least 40%.

You will study the relevant core modules plus five optional modules.

If you are an international student and do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto this course, you may be interested in our International College.

Transferring from another university

If you are currently studying at another university and would like to transfer to the University of Bradford, this course accepts students into the second or third year. This is called advanced entry.

Applications for advanced entry will be considered on a case-by-case basis and must include an official transcript (not a screenshot of a portal), all module descriptors, and relevant qualifications. Module descriptors must include learning outcomes.

Applications must be submitted through UCAS and the required documents emailed along with your UCAS Personal ID no later than 31 August prior to the course starting in September. Relevant documents should be emailed to

Learning and assessment

Modes of teaching include:

  • group work
  • lectures
  • seminars
  • use of video and interactive material
  • online exercises.

We provide specific opportunities for regular engagement with a Personal Tutor through seminars as part of our ‘Studying Critically at Bradford’ module. This provides direct guidance on how to engage with the specific assets and learning challenges of the first year at the University of Bradford, and just as significantly, enables students to gain a clear understanding of the modalities of sociological inquiry and the skills required in order to meet the needs of the discipline.

The assessment menu is varied and uses traditional formats, such as examinations and essays but also has a range of innovative and distinctive means of assessing student knowledge and skills which include presentations, book reviews, exercises in self-analysis/reflection and reflective journals.

Students taking the work placement option will have the opportunity of having their placement experience assessed by a placement report. Students will prepare research proposals in Level 5, which will feed into their Level 6 dissertation project.

Our facilities

We bring together key areas of today's legal and business world, setting you up for a great career.

Study support

All students are assigned a Personal Academic Tutor, who has regular and weekly ‘drop-in’ slots available for students to see them.

Appointments outside of these hours can also be arranged. Students are also assigned a personal tutor to supervise their dissertation.


Staff expertise in Sociology and Crime ensures that delivery and content is research-led, contemporary and robustly informed. We have an experienced, highly-qualified and strongly research-active teaching team for this programme.

The programme is taught by existing experienced staff with strong research records who have published widely in sociology, social policy, criminal justice and vocational and professional subjects such as education and social work.Formal lectures facilitate the acquisition of knowledge and understanding at the early stages of the course.  As it progresses, the main emphasis is on self-directed research and evaluation of related literature; students will be supported in these by individual supervisors.

These aspects further develop the research-informed nature of the curriculum. The dissertation module provides a major opportunity to demonstrate competence in the execution of desktop and/or empirical research and autonomy in data-handling and critical interpretation in a research context. The ability to deal with complex issues and solve problems will be enhanced by effective reflective practice.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.