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Course Essentials

Are you interested in the big questions like ‘What is Society?’ and ‘How do human behaviour and institutions like the Government work together?’ This fascinating BA (Hons) Social Science Degree course from Arden University brings together Sociology, Criminology, Psychology and Law.

Through online study you’ll learn about policy making, ethics, politics, legal concepts and social policies, whilst gaining a range of skills that you can use to analyse across this mix.

With Arden's flexible Distance Learning you'll be able to study at a time and place to suit you and get full support online from your tutors as well as being able to access all your course materials through iLearn, our online learning portal.



Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
360
UCAS Course Code:
L300
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Social Science
Duration:
3-6 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Study Mode:
Distance learning
Exemptions Available:
Yes
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects

Students who enrol on our Social Science Degree course will explore a range of topics across the Social Sciences. From examining how our social lives are constructed, to the factors that affect how we interact – for example, class, race, gender, religion, family, nationality and race – you will be immersed in making a science of the social world around you.

Through online study at Arden University you will learn to draw together ideas from a range of perspectives which employers will value – as well as honing your skills in thinking critically and analytically and evaluating data and research.

Modules

Level 4

  • Skills for Interdisciplinary Study
  • Law & Ethics
  • Introduction to Social & Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Medicalisation of the Self
  • Crime & Society

Level 5

  • Research and Ethics in Action
  • Civil Liberties & Human Rights
  • Personality and Intelligence
  • Social Psychology
  • Contemporary Debates in Criminology
  • Cyber Communities & Social Networks

Level 6

  • Research Planning & Project
  • Cybercrime
  • Crime Prevention
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Consumer Society & the Commodification of Beings

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

Arden's BA (Hons) Social Science Degree course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course you must have either:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

If you have work experience

Arden University are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study the programme.

We’ll ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience. We’ll also ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course.

How much is my course?

2

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

What can a Social Science Degree do for me?

Social Science graduates from Arden University can have an impact in a range of careers. Popular areas of work include welfare and housing, HR and industrial relations, marketing, and youth and community.

The range of subjects covered will show your versatility to employers, who’ll value your knowledge across a range of issues affecting the world.

Just as valuable are the key skills you can develop with Arden, including:

  • The ability to research and present information to various audiences
  • Analysis and evaluation of data
  • Effective written communication
  • Proven ability to present findings in a range of formats including essays, presentations, reports and online forums
  • The ability to work independently and within a team

Where can I go after my Degree?

Career opportunities can be found across the public, private and voluntary sectors

Relevant career options include:

  • Politics
  • Journalism
  • Media
  • Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Criminal Justice System and the Police
  • Planning and Environmental Management
  • Business
  • Public Relations, Media and Market Research
  • Advertising and Marketing

Find out more about how Arden University can help you in your careers development

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to take on further study. You could continue your studies with Arden and enrol onto our MSc Psychology (BPS) postgraduate course.

Next steps

Applying for this Distance Learning course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Details & Modules

Students who enrol on our Social Science Degree course will explore a range of topics across the Social Sciences. From examining how our social lives are constructed, to the factors that affect how we interact – for example, class, race, gender, religion, family, nationality and race – you will be immersed in making a science of the social world around you.

Through online study at Arden University you will learn to draw together ideas from a range of perspectives which employers will value – as well as honing your skills in thinking critically and analytically and evaluating data and research.

Modules

Level 4

  • Skills for Interdisciplinary Study
  • Law & Ethics
  • Introduction to Social & Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Medicalisation of the Self
  • Crime & Society

Level 5

  • Research and Ethics in Action
  • Civil Liberties & Human Rights
  • Personality and Intelligence
  • Social Psychology
  • Contemporary Debates in Criminology
  • Cyber Communities & Social Networks

Level 6

  • Research Planning & Project
  • Cybercrime
  • Crime Prevention
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Consumer Society & the Commodification of Beings

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

Entry Requirements

Arden's BA (Hons) Social Science Degree course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course you must have either:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

If you have work experience

Arden University are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study the programme.

We’ll ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience. We’ll also ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course.

Course Fees & Funding

How much is my course?

2

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Career Prospects

What can a Social Science Degree do for me?

Social Science graduates from Arden University can have an impact in a range of careers. Popular areas of work include welfare and housing, HR and industrial relations, marketing, and youth and community.

The range of subjects covered will show your versatility to employers, who’ll value your knowledge across a range of issues affecting the world.

Just as valuable are the key skills you can develop with Arden, including:

  • The ability to research and present information to various audiences
  • Analysis and evaluation of data
  • Effective written communication
  • Proven ability to present findings in a range of formats including essays, presentations, reports and online forums
  • The ability to work independently and within a team

Where can I go after my Degree?

Career opportunities can be found across the public, private and voluntary sectors

Relevant career options include:

  • Politics
  • Journalism
  • Media
  • Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Criminal Justice System and the Police
  • Planning and Environmental Management
  • Business
  • Public Relations, Media and Market Research
  • Advertising and Marketing

Find out more about how Arden University can help you in your careers development

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to take on further study. You could continue your studies with Arden and enrol onto our MSc Psychology (BPS) postgraduate course.

Next steps

Applying for this Distance Learning course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

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2. Apply online

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