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BSc Social and Political Sciences

Year 2

(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:
1. Demonstrate a broad understanding of the concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which are standard features in a range of aspects of the discipline;
2. Apply generic and subject specific intellectual qualities to standard situations outside the context in which they were originally studied;
3. Appreciate and employ the main methods of enquiry in the subject and critically evaluate the appropriateness of different methods of enquiry;
4. Use a range of techniques to initiate and undertake the analysis of data and information;
5. Adjust to professional and disciplinary boundaries;
6. Effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms.

Transferable (key) skills

1. Qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment related to the subject area(s) studied;
2. Skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility;
3. Decision making.


1. Demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects/competencies of the discipline/profession to complex, albeit standard, situations and simple, albeit novel or atypical, instances;
2. Work that is often descriptive in nature but drawing on a wide variety of material;
3. Demonstrating basic professional competencies relevant to the discipline;
4. The ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion.


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