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Social Sciences Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

Northumbria University, Newcastle

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UCAS CODE: L3L4

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Are you looking to develop a global understanding of society, social dynamics and modern life, skills in research and analysis, and strong decision-making skills?The Social Sciences department is home to a large community of enquiring minds who are interested in international developments, analysing crime and the criminal justice system, communicating on a global scale through language, and challenging conventional wisdom. Many of the staff are active researchers and leaders in their field, producing research of international quality with world-leading journals.This foundation year will prepare you for degree level study in a range of social science subjects, introducing you to research theory and practice and giving you the tools to engage with contemporary debates. Additionally, social science enterprise activity, which is at the centre of this programme, will allow you to gain an insight into the wider value and use of social science knowledge and skills.Through engaging with real world issues, you’ll be prepared for the critical thinking, and communication and transferable skills you need for further study or to enhance your employment prospects. On successfully completing the foundation year you will qualify to join any of the following degrees:BSc (Hons) CriminologyBSc (Hons) SociologyBSc (Hons) Criminology and SociologyBA (Hons) International Relations and PoliticsBA (Hons) History and Politics BA (Hons) JournalismBA (Hons) Journalism and English LiteratureBA (Hons) Media and Journalism BA (Hons) Mass Communication BA (Hons) Mass Communication with Advertising BA (Hons) Mass Communication with Public Relations BA (Hons) Mass Communication with Business

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 16,000per year

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QUALIFICATION TYPE

UCAS Points : 80

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.Find out how many points your qualifications are worth by using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculatorSubject Requirements:There are no specific subject requirements for this course. GCSE Requirements:Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.Additiona

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University information

Northumbria University, Newcastle

  • University League Table

    52nd

  • Campus address

    Northumbria University, Northumberland Building, Northumberland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 8ST, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    40th out of 102 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    132 67%

    32nd

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    47th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    57th

    2

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