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BA (Hons) Social Science

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.

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.

Course Content (Modules) 

Year 1 (Level 4)

  • Effective 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

Entry Requirements

This distance learning course 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.

BA (Hons) Social Science

Distance Learning, Level 4, Level 4, Level 5, Level 5, Level 5, Level 6, Level 6, Level 6

Published on 1 Jun 2020