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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

The BSc Social Sciences at UCL offers a global perspective on social change, providing the tools for understanding and shaping future policy and practice. We provide a broad-based education in the social sciences (including sociology, psychology, politics and economics) through the study of topics such as education, migration, social inequalities and social mobility. The programme also offers the opportunity to study abroad for one academic year.

Your learning

Teaching on the degree includes a stimulating mix of lectures, small-group seminars, and workshops. All students have a personal tutor throughout the three years of the degree. You will also attend practical sessions to discover, explore, and analyse qualitative data (such as interviews, visual material, and other data) and quantitative data through statistical techniques.

Assessment

Assessment is through a mix of essays, written examinations, practical exercises, and a dissertation in the final year of study. The weight given to each assessment method varies across modules to ensure a manageable workload throughout the programme.

Careers

Social Sciences BSc students learn to understand and analyse complex global and social issues, gain multidisciplinary training in research skills, and learn how different research methods contribute to understanding real-world phenomena. You will also have an opportunity to conduct an independent research project for your dissertation.

The degree prepares you for a wide range of careers in the public and private sectors, as well as non-governmental organisations. You will develop excellent skills in critical thinking and empirical analysis, helping to prepare you for employment or further study.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 21,260per year

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

University information

UCL (University College London)

  • University League Table

    10th

  • Campus address

    UCL (University College London), Gower Street, London, Camden, WC1E 6BT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    38th out of 102

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    159 80%

    7th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    22nd

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