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BA (Hons) in Social Science

BA (Hons) Social Science offers you the chance to study locally for a nationally recognised and highly respected degree by enrolling as a student of the University Campus North Lincolnshire on a programme validated by the University of Lincoln, but living and studying at home.
Dedicated Higher Education facilities together with good access to learning resources means that you don’t have to travel far to get a good education. We offer a structured approach to study, which provides you with a rigorous yet enjoyable undergraduate experience.
The programme considers a wide range of contemporary social issues and concerns such as poverty, homelessness, environmental problems and crime with a good balance between theory and evidence. Using the disciplines of Criminology, Politics, Social Policy, Social Theory, Research Methods and Study Skills, BA (Hons) Social Science considers both the causes of such problems and how they may be tackled in a relaxed but stimulating environment. We expect you to make an impact on the programme by giving you the opportunity to develop your own interests and pose your own arguments.

UCAS Course Code: L310

Course Information

  • Awarding Body

    University of Lincoln

  • Programme Specification

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Year 1 offers a general introduction to understanding and applying Social Science whilst developing you as a student.
“Social Issues and Social Justice” considers the varying ways in which society looks after its members with the emphasis being upon debates around the extent and nature of welfare provision. For example, should state welfare provision take full responsibility for members of society or should the individual look after themselves?
“Images of Crime” focuses on the study of crime, deviance and framing of ‘criminal’ activity, considering not only what deviance is, but also how we come to know about it and how we may seek to prevent or punish criminal activities.
“Applying Research” attempts to gauge opinion on various social phenomenon. For example, this could be testing the effectiveness of a social policy or understanding the complexities of drug addiction.
“Who Runs Britain” is a political module that introduces students to the role and scope of the British Government and assessing Britain’s place in the world.
Years 2 and 3 build upon these fields of interest and develop into more focussed attention of human rights issues, theories of punishment, political activism, sociological concerns such as race, gender, sexuality and social class and the influence of the body on the self. Students also delve into the Sociological Canon to glean an understanding of the philosophical and sociological foundations of contemporary society and its issues. Students are afforded increasing levels of autonomy in relation to developing their own individual study interests as the degree progresses.
The study of each disciplinary field contributes to students’ understanding of other fields and you will find that the programme as a whole is focused upon developing a wider understanding of social issues/problems. You will also take a Study Skills module, which will not only develop your approaches to Social Science but also increase your level of academic ability. A dedicated employability module in Year 2 will encourage you to research your chosen career pathway and develop your transferable skills.
Our academic week involves class-based study usually delivered through lectures and interactive seminars/workshops with assessments throughout the year. You will be expected to engage in weekly reading prior to sessions.

A variety of assessment methods are used including written essays, presentations, portfolios, mixed media assignments, in-Previous graduates have taken up a variety of positions such as:
• Teaching, BA (Hons) Social Science is acceptable for gaining Qualified Teacher Status in some subjects
• Prison and Probation Officers
• Training Co-ordinator
• Housing Officer (Ongo)
• Social Inclusion Officer (Schools)
• Development Officer (Young Offenders),
• Education Project Worker (HM Prisons)
• Mental Health Project Leader
• Support Worker (with a variety of vulnerable groups within society)
Others have used it to gain entry to the Police Force and to the Home Office. Some have continued their learning and studied at Masters level in a variety of topic areas, such as Education, Criminology, Politics, International Relations, Law, Gender and Social Work. PhD Study is also a viable option following satisfactory completion of the programme.
Many employers do not specify a particular degree when recruiting therefore you could apply your knowledge and skills to almost any job role.
class tests, examinations, posters and a dissertation.

32 UCAS Points

Mature students without the required number of UCAS points will be assessed via interview.

Previous graduates have taken up a variety of positions such as:
• Teaching, BA (Hons) Social Science is acceptable for gaining Qualified Teacher Status in some subjects
• Prison and Probation Officers
• Training Co-ordinator
• Housing Officer (Ongo)
• Social Inclusion Officer (Schools)
• Development Officer (Young Offenders),
• Education Project Worker (HM Prisons)
• Mental Health Project Leader
• Support Worker (with a variety of vulnerable groups within society)
Others have used it to gain entry to the Police Force and to the Home Office. Some have continued their learning and studied at Masters level in a variety of topic areas, such as Education, Criminology, Politics, International Relations, Law, Gender and Social Work. PhD Study is also a viable option following satisfactory completion of the programme.
Many employers do not specify a particular degree when recruiting therefore you could apply your knowledge and skills to almost any job role.

 

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Course Fees

Your Tuition fees cover the majority of costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition and assessment).
There may be some extra costs that you might need to make or choose to pay, eg: Books (you will have access to books from your module reading lists in the HE library and online, but you may want to buy your own copies).
Printing and photocopying.
This programme does not require you to undertake a work placement. There are however a number of opportunities to travel and experience the world with the Social Science programme as well as the provision of guest lectures, UK-based trips, conferences, etc.


For more information about our course fees and available financial support, visit our Higher Education Fees and Finance section

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