Social Sciences Bsc Hons

For courses which require a specific subjects match, such as English or Maths, these would need to provided in addition to the Pathway Programme Certificate or result. Our class sizes are small and this, along with a high level of contact time with staff, enables us to provide a friendly and supportive learning environment. We have on campus and virtual events to help you find out more about study, student experience and future career paths.

We prefer applicants who have achieved at least AABBB in their Highers. We prefer the above qualifications to be in a relevant subject and we prefer you to have taken optional units in Sociology and Public Health. We will not require a pass in any separate science practical endorsement for a science A level if you apply for entry in 2022 . The Faculty of Social Sciences has received funding from the ESRC which will support entrepreneurial research staff in developing their venture ideas from their research. The School of Social Sciences is an internationally recognised centre of high quality teaching and research.

Gain a thorough understanding of your subject – and the tools to investigate, think critically, form reasoned arguments, solve problems and communicate effectively in new contexts. Economics seeks to understand how individuals interact within the social structure, to address key questions about the production and exchange of goods and services. Demography is the study of populations and population changes and trends, using resources such as statistics of births, deaths, and disease.

Take up an optional pathway in Early Childhood Graduate Practitioner Competencies. Issues such as environmental change, poverty, cybercrime, economic and political turmoil, inequality, the movement of people and social development require a global response founded on research. We provide the rigorous knowledge base and inspiration for new policies to address these challenges. Education is one of the most important social sciences, exploring how people learn and develop. The nature of our degree means you can pursue career-related interests throughout your study and the optional work-based placement is a useful way to demonstrate your knowledge and skills to future employers. In the UK, full-time students are expected to spend 1,200 hours a year learning.

Psychology studies the human mind and behaviour to try to understand how people and groups experience the world through various emotions, ideas, cognitive processes, and conscious states. Politics focuses on democracy and the relationship between people and policy, at all levels up from the individual to a national and international level. Listen to the latest episodes of our podcast focussing on public policy and the political process. Our new app, Visit UoY, allows you to take a self-guided tour of campus narrated by our current students.

We recommend that you discuss this in detail with the SLC before following this progression route to the University of Bath. You can find out more about our alternative offers, including a complete list of qualifications we consider on our dedicated page. If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer. In addition to timetabled contact hours, you are expected to undertake independent learning and assessment activities. This includes individual research, reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, preparing coursework assignments, presentations, or revising for exams. After your first year, the emphasis on independent learning becomes greater, for example you may do a final year project in the final year.

We develop each course by designing modules that grow your abilities towards the learning outcomes and help you to explain what you can offer to employers. In your first year you’ll study core modules that will give you a broad introduction to a range of core social science subjects. The School has a vibrant research community which includes over 100 PhD students. Our academics are involved in a range of research and consultancy work funded by international agencies such as ESRC, EU, EBRD, World Bank, industry, commerce and government both in the UK and overseas. Entry to year 1 or year 2 may be possible for students who have completed a Foundation Certificate or Foundation Undergraduate Pathway programme, from an approved UK provider, at 60% or above.

You’ll be taught and assessed by a variety of methods and it will vary between units. These methods are designed to promote in-depth learning and understanding of the subject. In your final year you’ll carry out a year-long social science dissertation. You’ll be able to make use of a range of methodological skills you’ll have accumulated during the course.