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2020/21 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Social Science

Programme code:BA-SOC/SCUCAS code:L301
Duration:4 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Suzanne Hallam Contact

A part time version of this programme is available. Please contact Dr Elley for further information.

Total credits: 120

Entry requirements:

- Educated to GCSE level or equivalent.
- All applicants will be interviewed as part of the admissions process.
- Outside of special cases it is envisaged that students will be aged 21 years plus.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Sociology and Social Policy

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Level 0 - Sociology and Social Policy Exam Board
Level 1-3 - Exam Board appropriate to the discipline specific award

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

QAA Benchmarks appropriate to destination degree programme.
N/A at Level 0

Programme specification:

The programme will provide a broad foundational route into the study of social sciences and law for mature non traditional students who wish to attain the skills and attributes necessary for further study at undergraduate level. The programme will provide students with basic knowledge of approaches, concepts, theories and principles relevant to social scientific and legal understandings and interpretations of the social world.

Throughout, the level 0 places strong emphasis on the development of relevant study/transferable skills and a responsible approach to learning through a set of compulsory core modules (80 credits). In semester two the programme facilitates an element of choice and students are able to select two modules (40 credits) that reflect their personal interests and routes for future study at undergraduate degree level.

Students who successfully complete the level 0 in social science will have acquired the level of academic skills, knowledge and self confidence necessary for them to become the reflexive, independent learners required in higher education institutions and also the wider contemporary employment market. On successful completion of the level 0 all students will then transfer on to one of the named pathways leading to an award of the University as detailed below.

Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

SLSP0110Researching and Studying the Social Sciences40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLSP0121Social Inequalities in Contemporary Society40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLSP0130Understanding Social Welfare40 creditsSemester 2

On successful completion of year 0, students will select a named pathway leading to a discipline-specific award of the University from the following. Each programme has its entry requirements indicated

BA (Hons) Social Work: (requires a pass at 65% + successful interview. See website for specific entry requirements: )
BA (Hons) Geography and Sociology (requires a pass at 60 %)
LLB Law (requires a pass at 70 %)
BA Criminal Justice and Criminology*: (requires a pass at 65 %)
BA (Hons) Contemporary and Professional Studies: (requires a pass at 40 % + successful interview)
BA (Hons) Childhood Studies: (requires a pass at 40 %)
BA (Hons) Economics and Politics (requires a pass at 60 %)
BA (Hons) Politics & Social Policy: (requires a pass at 60 %)
BA (Hons) Politics and Parliamentary Studies: (requires a pass at 60 % + successful interview)
BA (Hons) International Relations: (requires a pass at 60 %)
BA (Hons) International Development: (requires a pass at 60 %)
BA (Hons) Politics: (requires a pass at 60 %)
BA (Hons) Politics & Sociology: (requires a pass at 60 %)
BA (Hons) Sociology and International Relations: (requires a pass at 60 %)
BA (Hons) Sociology: (requires a pass at 40 %)
BA (Hons) Social Policy: (requires a pass at 40 %)
BA Social Policy/Sociology: (requires a pass at 40 %)
BA Social Policy & Crime: (requires a pass at 40 %)

Optional modules:

Last updated: 01/07/2020 22:06:16


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