BSc (Hons) Social Sciences

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BSc (Hons) Social Sciences

Who is this course for?

This three-year degree course is available full- and part-time and is aimed at students who wish to gain a broad understanding of the Social Sciences whilst remaining on-island. The degree attracts students with an interest in the world and the society they live in. The degree covers Psychology, Criminology, Social and Economic history 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?

  • 64 UCAS points from a minimum of two full A level (Grade C or above) or equivalent.
  • GCSE Maths and English at Grade 4 or above are mandatory. 
  • Other level 3 qualifications will be considered and mature applicants with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. All candidates will need to have a successful interview.


How long is this course?

A three year full-time programme or six year part-time programme commencing each year in September.


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 comprises of a number of different disciplines which look at specific areas of human society such as sociology economics, social history, criminology and public policy.


What Qualification will I gain?

BSc (Hons) Social Sciences.


Will I go out on work experience?

This programme does not include assessed work-based learning. There is an opportunity in the second year of your studies to undertake a short work placement through one of the modules studied. This will enable you to develop important transferable skills that will enhance your future employability.


How is the course assessed?

The method of assessment varies between modules 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 post graduate studies is normally dependant on the level of the honours degree you achieve.


How much will it cost?

We are awaiting a ministerial decision but the fees for UCJ Degrees are likely to be in the order of £7,900 which are payable thorugh Student Finance.



How can I find out more?

Contact Mary Ayling-Phillip on 608668 or email: