Our BA Social Sciences course brings sociology, criminology, psychology, and law together in one degree. Over the duration of the course, you’ll study and examine the fundamental concepts at the heart of several important disciplines, which will keep your career options after graduation wide open.
On the course you’ll be introduced to ideas and concepts in sociology, social policy, and politics. You’ll also examine and explore inequality issues linked to gender, race, disability, and health, using current theories to understand how societies approach inequality and discrimination.
Questions about how we understand, manage, and change society have never been more vital. All you need to enrol on this course is the desire to ask and debate the big questions and the enthusiasm to learn. If this sounds like you, then our BA (Hons) Social Science degree is the perfect choice.
On the course you’ll explore a range of topics and will deliberate ideas from a number of perspectives. As well as enhancing your skills in critical thinking and analysis, you’ll be truly immersed into making a science of the social world around you.
As a working mum, I needed a course that would fit my busy life. My degree in Psychology complemented my role as a therapeutic counsellor beautifully and although I’ve just finished, it has already impacted my life greatly!
You have 3-9 years to complete this course, meaning that you can take up to 3 years to complete each level. However, many of our students complete their social science university course within 3-6 years.
*The order of modules within each level vary depending on intake and mode of study
The way we assess our students provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a variety of ways. That’s why we choose a range of different methods to keep track of your progress. These include:
At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.
Our BA (Hons) Social Science degree has standard entry requirements. To be able to study this course, we need to see that you have:
We also offer an internal English test for applicants. More information on this can be found here.
We are happy to consider your application if you can provide evidence of relevant work experience where you were required to demonstrate critical thinking and analysis skills.
We’ll also ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. This personal statement should outline any experience and skills you have in regard to numeracy, writing, and critical analysis/thinking. We may also ask you to provide references and evidence of further relevant experience.
Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.
Arden’s psychology and social science degrees are designed to explore human behaviours across diverse areas of psychology and social science such as criminology, sociology, and criminal justice. These courses provide you with a range of transferable skills that are valued by employers from a wide range of industries. Our Psychology online courses are accredited by The British Psychological Society, which means they are internationally recognised. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.
Whether you have a definite career path in mind when enrolling with us, or if you’re still considering career options, we’re here to support you. With full support and guidance from our academics staff, this course will prepare you with a range of transferable skills that will help you feel confident to make a decision about where your future lies after graduation.
Versatility is the key here. By mastering the fundamentals of several different subjects, you’ll be able to demonstrate to employers how valuable you are. Just as valuable, are the key skills you can develop with a social science university course, including:
You’ll be surprised at how many career paths you can explore by studying a social science university course. The skills you’ll have after graduating will make you employable across a range of exciting sectors – but you don’t have to decide right now! In the meantime, take a look at a few of the professions that our previous graduates have gone into:
You can also go on to study at Master’s Level. Arden University offer a variety of Master’s programmes and we are developing many more. Keep looking for further developments!
Once you’ve enrolled with Arden, our careers centre is easily accessible directly from inside our online platform, ilearn. The careers centre is here to help you discover the areas of your academic and professional life that you find most meaningful and rewarding, and then apply this to your career pathway.
Just a few of the career tools you’ll find in the careers centre include: