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Applied Social Science BA (Hons)

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Course summary**- Develop the skills you need for a variety of careers.- Choose to study abroad and go on a work placement.- Learn from guest lectures from a variety of industries.This degree develops your intellectual and practical skills, giving you the knowledge and ability to apply scholarly knowledge to real life issues and situations.**How you learn**You learn through- lectures- seminars- personal tutorials- virtual learning environment- essays- portfolios- case studies- dissertation- posters- examsThere are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus programme following the Brexit transition period).**Applied learning****Work placements**You will have the opportunity to undertake a semester long work placement in your second year. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. You gain an awareness of the demands of employers and draw connections between your academic studies and possible careers.**Field trips**You have the opportunity to go on three educational field trips during the course that enhance your critical engagement and improve your understanding of the subject areas, as well as allowing you to experience real social science.In your first year you undertake a tour of Sheffield identifying key areas of social, cultural and political interest. In the second year there is a four-day visit to Brussels. While in Brussels you get to explore the institutions of the European Union presenting you with a first-hand experience of the EU policy-making environment and engaging with practitioners from across the EU political entity.**Networking opportunities**You are invited to events involving guest speakers including potential employers, individuals from the political and public sectors, campaign and voluntary sectors and corporate partners in the private sector. Guest speakers address specific issues of graduate employment as well as contributing sessions on skills which may enhance your employability.

Application deadline

15 January

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UCAS Points : 104

This must include at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:•BCC at A Level.•DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.•A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies


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University information

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    55th out of 105 13

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    107 56%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%



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