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BA (Hons) Social Science

Level 6

Key Facts

Level:Level 6

Full-time/part-time:Full time


Location:Lincoln Campus

Course Code:HEL0066AA1

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Social Science is about trying to make sense of everyday life; it provides the opportunity to analyse a range of social problems, sorting the possible solutions from an often bewildering range of alternatives. It is drawn from current contemporary and topical debates with an application and practicality that is inspired by traditional and modern architects of social theory and practice alike. The programme provides critical insight into everything from crime and punishment through to globalisation and human rights. It takes core and sometimes difficult questions of human existence and attempts to lay bare their social, political, psychological and economic components. The course becomes increasingly demanding in its content and complexity as the programme progresses.

Typical Course Structure

Year 1
The Criminal Gaze
Introduction to Social Policy
Key Concepts in Social Research
Introduction to Law and the Criminal Justice System
Introduction to Psychology
An Introduction to the British Political System

Year 2
Political Participation and Protest
Advanced Research Methods
Crime and Criminality
Contemporary Issues in Policy
Development, Personality and Dysfunction
Development of Social Theory

Year 3
Employability within the Social Sciences
Development of Independent Study
International Human Rights
Punishment and Prison Enquiries
Independent Study

Applications for this course are processed through UCAS. Please make a note of the codes below, then continue to apply through the UCAS website:
Institution Code: L42
UCAS Code: L301

Study Details

You will study on the Lincoln College Campus for the full duration of the course.

Full Time - 3 Years

Whilst the sessions delivered at College will typically fall between Monday and Friday from 9am – 5pm, it is expected that students will complete the online study, in addition to the independent study, outside of these times. Students should also make themselves available to complete work experience hours outside of these times. Many of the opportunities offered through the college will require commitment during evenings and weekends.
A minimum of 64 UCAS Tariff points from the following:

BTEC National (Diploma or Extended Diploma) in a relevant subject
GCE A and AS Levels with at least one subject at A Level
Scottish Higher/Advanced Higher with at least one subject at Advanced Higher.
For mature applicants some experience may be taken in lieu of A Levels/BTECS


GCSE English – Grade C/4 or above
GCSE Maths – Grade C/4 or above
EU and International applicants

NARIC confirmed equivalent of 64 UCAS points

IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component. Equivalent English language qualifications are acceptable for applicants not requiring a Tier 4 student visa
Assessments range from -
Case Studies
Group and Individual Presentations
Oral Exams

Graduates will have a strong set of practical skills for pursuing careers in a range of sectors, for example, Prison and Probation Services, Local Government and Police Authorities. After successful completion of BA (Hons) Social Science students can also progress to postgraduate study or research.

Per Academic Year
Home and EU Students -

Tuition fees will remain unchanged for the duration of a
student’s continuous enrolment.

Additional Course Costs
Additional compulsory course
costs will be paid for using the Career Degree Bursary. The scheme allows
students to access the  remainder of the bursary (up to a maximum value of
£500 / £250) for additional optional courses, workshops, professional
memberships and resources. There is no cash alternative. Students who wish to
access opportunities in excessof the Career Degree Bursary may do so at full
cost to themselves.

Please see the full ‘HE Terms and Conditions’ for details of additional
library and printing costs associated with this programme


This course is validated by the University of Hull. The validating institution is responsible for awarding the qualification at the end of the programme. Students on validated courses are OfS registered, funded and taught at Lincoln College and it is the responsibility of the College to manage all aspects of this provision. The validating institution maintains an oversight of the programme  throughout the academic year and must be satisfied that students are being taught in line with the required academic standards of the awarding institution. For full details of the responsibilities of both Lincoln College and the validating partners please see the HE Terms and Conditions page, section 11.

Full details and information regarding terms and conditions of study, relevant policies and procedures, offers and acceptance of offers can be found at:


University of Hull

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