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UCAS CODE: L310

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Paisley Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The BA (Hons) Social Sciences course introduces you to a range of social science disciplines before allowing to specialise in politics, policy and or sociology combinations. This suite of degrees offers a foundation of broad-based social science skills with a strong emphasis on developing problem-solving skills across the first two years. After this foundation, you can elect to follow one of three specialist pathways, highlighting in-depth disciplinary knowledge in either Politics and Policy, Sociology, or Sociology and Policy.Additionally, you will develop your research and inquiry skills throughout the degree from first year through to the final year dissertation. In fact, you will develop your knowledge and understanding of social science and engage with classical and contemporary social science theory and research. Our degree in Social Science prepares you to make a positive contribution to society.The suite comprises:BA (Hons) Social Sciences - both campusesBA (Hons) Social Sciences (Politics & Policy) - Paisley CampusBA (Hons) Social Sciences (Sociology & Policy) - Paisley CampusBA (Hons) Social Sciences (Sociology) - Lanarkshire CampusThe first two years are common and thereafter you can specialise your studies through the selection of a number of optional modules according to your career preferences.Career ProspectsSocial Science graduates are equipped with sought after skills in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Many of our graduates work in teaching, politics, teaching, research, public services, the third sector, health and social care.You will also be able to undertake further study at master's level courses such as: MPA, MSc Applied Social Science, MSc Policy Analysis and Global Governance, MSc Career Guidance & Development.Further information can be found at https://www.uws.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduate-course-search/social-sciences/

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 13,325per year

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University information

University of the West of Scotland

  • University League Table

    103rd

  • Campus address

    University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus, High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 2BE, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    67th out of 105 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    n/a

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55.0 55%

    29th

    36
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.59 72%

    103rd

    41

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