BSc Sociology

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Sociology examines society and our experience of it as individuals, working professionals, families, communities and organisations. Ideally suited to those with an inquisitive mind, sociology encourages you to look at the world in different ways, questioning conventional wisdom and social structures


You will study the following modules:

Start Date

September entry


4 years

Entry requirements

See below




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Year 1

Semester 1

IT and Library Skills

People and Culture of Nigeria

Introduction to African Societies and Culture

Introduction to Sociology I

Use of English I

Principles of Economics I


Semester 2

Introduction to Anthropology

Introduction to Psychology

Principles of Economics II

Computer Applications I

Elements of Scientific Thought II

Health Awareness Education

Logic, Philosophy and Human Existence

Use of English II

Year 2

Semester 1

Sociology of Knowledge and Technology

Sociology of the Family

Introduction to Statistics I

History of Social Thought

Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

Entrepreneurial Studies I

Social Problems and Social Work


Semester 2

Introduction to Sociology II

Citizenship Education

Moral Reasoning and Ethics

Structure of the Nigerian Society


You will study the following modules:

Year 3

Semester 1

Rural Sociology

Sociology of Crime and Delinquency

Methods of Social Research & Statistics

Sociology of the Aged

Entrepreneurial Studies II


Semester 2

Social Psychology

Application of Computer II

Social Inequality

Intergroup Relations

Formal Organizations

Year 4

Semester 1

Contemporary Sociology Theories

Regional Ethnography

Models in Sociological Analysis

Sociology of Development



Semester 2

Research Project I & II

Industrial Sociology

Urbanisation and Labour Migration

Sociology of the Third World


Students on the sociology course engage with real-life issues and produce work that has contemporary social relevance. They also acquire a range of skills that enables them to access a broad range of employment opportunities.

Lecturer at Nile University


Additional Information

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally:


* Must have at least 5 O’level credits, including English, in no more than 2 sittings.

** For complete requirements, please check the 2019/2020 Jamb Brochure.

  • Direct Entry: Available

  • UTME Subjects: any three Arts or Social Science subjects

  • O’ Level Subjects: any four Arts or Social Science subjects

How will I be taught?

It is taught using a mixture of lectures, small group seminars, personal tutorials and practical, ‘hands-on’ skills workshops. Core course content will be delivered during the lectures, while the associated seminars and workshops offer opportunities for you to explore topics more independently and in more depth.

We will encourage you individually and in groups to present the debates, theories and perspectives, and evaluate the policies associated with a range of social issues including: inequality, social exclusion, crime and social control, community cohesion and neighbourhood renewal

Career support

Sociology graduates can go on to roles relating to education, human resources, media, communications, research, marketing, business development, operations, community and social services 

Further Study

  • MSc Accounting
  • MSc Management
  • MBA Executive Master of Business Admin
  • Mphil Management
  • PGD Management
  • PHD Management
  • PGD Economics
  • MSc Economics
  • PHD Economics

Fees and Finance

In 2019/20 the full-time tuition fee undergraduate students on this course will be N2,400,000 (this is the total fee for the programme).  

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance please see link Fees and Finance 

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