BSc (Hons) Social Sciences

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BSc (Hons) Social Sciences

Who is this course for?

Stage 3 is available full time 2020-21 and is aimed at students who have completed either Stage 1 and 2 Social Sciences or FdSc Psychology with Criminology.  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?

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


How long is this course?

A one year full-time programme.


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.


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?

The fee for this cours is £8,090 per year full time and £4045 per year part 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?

Contact Mary Ayling-Phillip on 608668 or email:


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