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Applied Social Science (top-up) BA (Hons)

Newman University, Birmingham

UCAS CODE: L790

Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Newman University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEPTEMBER 2020

  • Duration

    1 Years

Course summary

How will Covid-19 affect this course?

This course will start online and may then continue on campus depending on the latest coronavirus policies.

This is a multi-disciplinary programme exploring aspects from a range of perspectives (sociological, criminological, psychological) rather than just from a single programme. You will learn how to apply social scientific knowledge to investigate and address real-world social and community concerns. You will be taught by an experienced and supportive course team with active research interests in the applied social sciences. You will also develop highly transferable research and communication skills which are relevant to a wide range of work and volunteering contexts. You will join the final year of the BA (Hons) Applied Social Science programme. During this year you will examine different areas of social policy and practice, including crime, social welfare and community development. Through various option modules you will have the opportunity to follow specific pathways: for example, public and political participation, identity and community studies.

The programme uses a variety of assessment methods including elements real world tasks which will be useful for graduate level employment (e.g. action plans, blogs, creating digital artefacts). The skills and knowledge developed on an Applied Social Science degree provide an excellent preparation for a wide range of occupations, including jobs in social and community services, local authorities, human resources, education, criminal justice, charities and the voluntary sector. Possible roles would include community development worker, police officer, offender manager, researcher, fund-raiser, housing officer, advice worker. Graduates can also progress on to a wide range of postgraduate degree programmes.

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University information

Newman University, Birmingham

  • University League Table

    120th

  • Campus address

    Newman University, Genners Lane, Bartley Green, Birmingham, Birmingham, B32 3NT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    81st out of 83

    83rd out of 102

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    110 63%

    64th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54 54%

    78th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    34th

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    102 51%

    86th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.39 88%

    4th

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