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Social Sciences BSc (Hons)

University of Kent

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    University of Kent at Medway

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    18-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Our Social Sciences degree gives you the skills to better understand the world you live in. You study key issues such as class, poverty, inequality, health, crime, and urban change and are encouraged to think of innovative ways to tackle them.As a Social Sciences student, you study society from a range of perspectives. These include sociology, social policy, psychology, criminology and social history. In your first year, you take one compulsory module on social research methods and are then able to choose modules that focus on areas of interest to you. You also have the option to choose a subject pathway to focus on throughout your degree; choosing a pathway means that at least 50% of your modules are in the named subject areas. You select from the following pathway specialisms:Psychology and CriminologySociology and CriminologySociology and PsychologySociology and Social PolicyIn your second and final years, you further develop your research skills and can then select modules dependent on your interests. Modules are wide-ranging and currently cover areas such as the history of policing, forensic psychology, politics and power and drugs in their cultural context.It is possible to spend a year or a term abroad at one of our partner institutions. You don’t have to make a decision before you enrol at Kent but certain conditions apply to taking the year abroad. It is also possible to take a year in professional practice between your second and final year. You gain work experience in a professional setting and can put the theory you have learnt into practice. It is also gives you the chance to develop networks and contacts in your area of interest. Employers also greatly value, and seek evidence of, relevant work experience when selecting candidates for posts. The School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research is one of the best in the country for teaching and research. Our academics are internationally recognised for their expertise and challenge you to develop your own opinions and ideas, encouraging you to become an independent thinker. We offer high levels of support and our staff are friendly and accessible.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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16,800per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Kent

  • University League Table

    47th

  • Campus address

    University of Kent, Recruitment and Admissions Office, Registry, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, England

With a global reputation for academic excellence, first-class research and teaching, Kent offers a superb education and memorable student experience.
Kent welcomes students from 164 countries. 25% of students are from Europe and overseas, creating a diverse and supportive community.
Welcome events for international students include welcome talks, visits to local tourist attractions, campus tours, themed evenings and sporting events.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    22nd out of 102

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    117 59%

    51st

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    71 71%

    15th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    70th

    2

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