Social Science is about trying to make sense of everyday life. It provides the opportunity to analyse a range of social problems, sorting possible solutions from an often bewildering rang of alternatives. It is drawn to the contemporary and the topical but 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.
Level 4 modules
• Social Issues and Social Justice
• Images of Crime and Criminal Justice
• Who runs Britain? Power, politics and beyond.
• Applying Research
Level 5 modules
• Applying Criminology
• Ideology into Practice
• Diversity, Difference and Exclusion
• (Re)reading the Sociological Canon I
• (Re)reading the Sociological Canon II
• Researching in Social Science
• Social Science in the Professions
Level 6 modules
• Penology and Penal Policy
• Independent Study
• Human Rights
• Body Politics
• Global Civil Society (Elective)
• New Social Movements (Elective)
• Contemporary Social Theories and Approaches (Elective)
The course becomes increasingly demanding in its content and complexity as the programme progresses.
Applications for this course are processed through UCAS.
Please make a note of the codes below, then continue to apply through the UCAS website:
Institute code: L42
UCAS Course code: L301
You will study on the Lincoln College Campus for the full duration of the course.
3 Years - 2 days per week
Course contact hours are typically comprised of:
4 hrs Theory sessions per week
8 hrs Practical / Seminal sessions per week
It is expected that students complete between 10 and 20 hrs of additional independent study per week in order to be successful on this programme.
Whilst the sessions delivered at College will fall between Monday and Friday from 9am – 5pm, it is expected that students make themselves available to complete voluntary or 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 72 UCAS Tariff points from the following:
GCE A levels and AS Levels in relevant subjects
BTEC National (Diploma or Extended Diploma) in a relevant subject
Access to HE
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.
GCSEEnglish – grade C or above
GCSE Maths – grade C or above
EU and International applicants
NARIC confirmed equivalent of 72 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
The assessment strategy adopted within BA (Hons) Social Science offers a variety of modes of assessment employed at each level and designed to test and enhance students’ knowledge, skills and abilities as well as to prepare them for the demands of work.
There are typically 2-4 assessment tasks per module delivered. The assessment methods used throughout the programme include:
Oral Presentation and Discussion based assessments/examinations
The programme specification details the assessment strategy for each module, including the relevant task weightings.
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 £7250.00
International Students £9500.00
Tuition fees will remain unchanged for the duration of a student’s continuous enrolment.
Additional Course Costs
Core text – approx. £35 but secondhand version available cheaper (compulsory)
Additional compulsory course costs will be paid for using the Lincoln College Bursary / Vocational Credit scheme. The scheme allows students to access the remainder of the Vocational Credit (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 excess of the Vocational Credit 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
Applications for this course are processed through UCAS, please see the course description and make a note of the Institute Code and UCAS Course Code.
Apply Online at UCAS
This course is validated by the University of Lincoln. The validating institution is responsible for awarding the qualification at the end of the programme. Students on validated courses are HEFCE 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.
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