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Applying is easy and takes just a few minutes. You can click here to complete your application now and then, one of our friendly admissions advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Essentials

Are you interested in the big questions like ‘What is Society?’, and ‘How does human behaviour and institutions like government work together?’

This fascinating Social Science degree brings together Sociology, Criminology, Psychology and Law. 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.

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Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
360
UCAS Course Code:
L300
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Social Science
Duration:
3-6 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Exemptions Available:
Yes
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
Entry Requirements

This Social Science degree has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course through the standard entry requirements 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

  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

If you have work experience

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

Next steps

Applying for this 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 this distance learning 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.

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.

Year 1 (Level 4)

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

Year 2 (Level 5)

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

Year 3 (Level 6)

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

Next steps

Applying for this 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 Fees & Funding

Fees

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.

Other options include:

Self-funding

If you choose to pay for the course yourself you can pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations, 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

Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Next steps

Applying for this 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.

Careers Impact

So what can a Social Science degree do for you?

Social Science graduates 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 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 you go after your 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.

Next steps

Applying for this 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.

If you’re not 100% comfortable with university level study choosing 4 year degree would be a smart choice. The first year is designed to give you the basics needed to successfully complete the rest of the degree as it focuses on essential study skills. You will build your confidence and become a capable, well equipped student who is able to complete the full degree.

The four year degree is perfect for you if:

  • It’s been a while since you studied
  • You don’t feel you did well in previous academic study
  • You want to improve your time management skills
  • You’re not confident in writing assignments and would like some support
  • You want to learn research skill that can support your studies and assignments
  • You want some extra knowledge of the degree subject before beginning the course.

This foundation year is part of the full degree. If you are funding your degree by Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government, your tuition fee for the foundation year will also be covered in this loan.

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