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Social and Political Sciences with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

Keele University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    03-JAN-23

  • Duration

    3.5 Years

Course summary

**Foundation Year**Our Foundation Year provides an excellent alternative route to Keele, providing a unique opportunity to better prepare for your chosen degree, and with guaranteed entry onto your undergraduate course once you successfully complete your Foundation Year. This extra year of study can improve your academic skills, expand your subject knowledge, give you a better understanding of higher education and, perhaps most importantly of all, build your confidence. On the Keele Foundation Year, you'll study on campus, joining our undergraduate community from the outset, with access to all the facilities and support that you'd get as an undergraduate student at Keele.**International Students**For International Students, Foundation Years are delivered through our dedicated on-campus provider, Keele University International College. To find out more, visit https://kuic.keele.ac.uk/**Social and Political Sciences** Are you intrigued by the social and political challenges shaping contemporary society? Social and Political Sciences adopts a forward thinking approach to analyse and investigate the most pressing and urgent problems in the modern world. You will interrogate contemporary topics such as social inequality, rapid policy change in times of uncertainty, and environmental sustainability. Developing critical insight in these areas will prepare you for a wide range of careers.**Why choose this course?** - Engage with real world case studies to develop problem-solving skills through a wide range of assessments- Explore local and global issues to help tackle issues that impact society- Study a variety of modules to help you specialise in an area of your choice- Build the essential transferable skills to enhance your career prospects- Discover diverse cultures through an International Year at a partner university, across the globeSocial and Political Sciences at Keele explores the core elements of sociology and politics and provides an understanding of how these two areas interact with each other. You will research and identify social issues and global matters, developing a theoretical understanding of contemporary challenges impacting society. This includes topics such as the environment, political systems, law and governance. You will learn to critically evaluate and develop your problem-solving skills, whilst building your awareness of various complex scenarios and real world problems such as conspiratorial politics that can impair people's judgements and decision making in regards to individual circumstances and lives.You will consider, the past, present and future and reflect on the core elements and changes that have played a key role in positive developments in society or the lack of change and its consequences.**About Keele**Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,700per year

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UCAS Points : 40 - 48

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University information

Keele University

  • University League Table

    52nd

  • Campus address

    Keele University, Keele, ST5 5BG, England

The university’s beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the largest in England – but you’ll find all the most important services and facilities on your doorstep.
With over 120 nationalities studying with Keele, international students are welcomed to its global community.
Dedicated support, scholarships, and preparatory courses to help you through your application, enrolment and beyond.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    56th out of 84 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    110 52%

    53rd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58.0 58%

    49th

    23
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    21st

    35

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