BSc (Hons) Social Sciences

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BSc (Hons) Social Sciences

Who is this course for?

Stage 3 is available full time 2022-23 and is aimed at students who have completed FdSc Psychology with Criminology.  The degree attracts students with an interest in the world and the society in which they live. The degree covers Psychology, Criminology, and Sociology whilst exploring the themes common to all of the Social Sciences. Previous graduates of the programme have gone onto careers in a wide variety of sectors including policing, social work, the public sector, and politics.


What are the entry requirements for the course?

  • Stage 1 and Stage 2 Social Science
  • FdSc Psychology with Criminology


How long is this course?

A one-year full-time programme commencing September 2022.

The deadline for applications is 31st January 2022.


What will I study on this course?

Social Sciences can be defined as the study of society, of people in society, and how they relate to one another. The social sciences therefore comprise of a number of different disciplines which look at specific areas of human society such as sociology, criminology and public policy.


What Qualification will I gain?

BSc (Hons) Social Sciences.


How is the course assessed?

The method of assessment varies between modes and your tutors will advise you of the method(s) to be used.  Examples include: business reports, examinations, literature reviews, seminars and presentations. The variety of assessment modules reflects the need for students to develop a range of different knowledge, understanding and skills.


What does this course lead on to?

At the end of the programme you will have the confidence and qualifications to pursue a career. You will have acquired the increased knowledge, skills and experience needed to make a positive contribution to an organisation.

You may wish to continue your studies by undertaking a PGCE qualification or a Masters degree in an area of the Social Sciences related subject. Access to postgraduate studies is normally dependant on the level of the honours degree you achieve.


How much will it cost?

The fee for this course is £8,295 per year full time.

You may be eligible for financial support towards your course costs. Please search Student Finance at  for more information.


How can I find out more?

Please email or call 608588.