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2023/24 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Social Science

Programme code:BA-SOC/SCUCAS code:L301
Duration:4 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Peter Doak Contact

Total credits: 120

Entry requirements:

We usually look for evidence of prior study at GCSE level, such as Mathematics and English at GCSE grade 4/C or equivalent. However, we do consider applications from people who can demonstrate their potential and commitment in other ways. If you don't have the required GCSE qualifications, you can complete our Alternative Entry Scheme. As part of this, you may be asked to take tests in English and Mathematics. Contact the Programme's Admissions Tutor for more information:

We particularly welcome applications from mature students who don't meet the standard entry requirements.

All 'shortlisted' applicants will have the opportunity to demonstrate their potential at an informal interview.

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 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 (120 credits).

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 (Sep to Jun)
SLSP0121Social Inequalities in Contemporary Society40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SLSP0130Understanding Social Welfare40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

If you complete year 0 successfully, you would be expected to progress onto one of our undergraduate degrees. The list of approved degrees you could choose is below (Each programme has its entry requirements indicated):

Sociology and Social Policy
- BA Sociology (requires a pass at 40)
- BSc Social Policy, Sociology and Crime (requires a pass at 40)
- BSc Social and Political Science (requires a pass at 60)
- BA Social Policy with Enterprise (requires a pass at 40)
- BA International Development (requires a pass at 60)
- BA International Relations (requires a pass at 60)
- BSc Social and Political Science (requires a pass at 60)
- BA Politics (requires a pass at 60)
- LLB Law (requires a pass at 70)
- BA Criminal Justice and Criminology (requires a pass at 65)
- BA Childhood Studies (requires a pass)
- BA Education (requires a pass)
- BA Social Work (requires a pass at average 65 and successful interview)
- BSc Nursing (Adult) (requires a pass at average 65 and successful interview)
- BSc Nursing (Mental Health) (requires a pass at average 65 and successful interview)
Lifelong Learning
- BA Professional Studies (requires a pass at 40 and interview)

Optional modules:

Last updated: 23/01/2024 15:54:59


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