Course Comparison

Course BSc (Hons) Sociology BA (Hons) Geography
Award Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons) Bachelor of Arts - BA (Hons)
Duration 3 years 3 years
Course type Full-time Full-time
Placement - (+ optional placement)
Location Plymouth Plymouth
Provider School of Law, Criminology and Government School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Entry requirements

A levels

88-120 points including a minimum of two A levels. This course considers general studies.

IB
24-28 overall to include four at any subject at Higher Level. English and Maths accepted within: Higher Level = 4, Standard Level = 5.

18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma
MMM–DDM in any subject.

BTEC National Diploma modules
If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.

All access courses
Pass a named Access to HE Diploma in any subject with at least 33 credits at merit/distinction.  

GCSE
All applicants must have GCSE (or equivalent) mathematics and English at grade C or above.

Other
Other combinations and non-A level qualifications also considered.

Short of the entry requirements for this course? Don’t worry you may be eligible for a foundation year to prepare you for possible entry onto this course for the following year.

English language requirements

We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

IB
27 overall. English and mathematics must be included.

A level/AS level
104-112 points from a minimum of two A levels. Excluding general studies.

BTEC
DMM. We welcome this qualification however please contact admissions@plymouth.ac.uk, stating explicitly the full list of modules within your qualification.

BTEC National Diploma modules
If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.

Access courses 
Pass a named Access to HE Diploma (e.g. science, humanities, combined), (including GCSE English and mathematics grade C /4 or above or equivalent) with at least 33 credits at merit.

GCSE
Mathematics and English language grade C.

Other
Equivalent qualifications may be considered.

English language requirements.

We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.