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.
Part-time students follow the same modules as for full-time students, with some flexibility of choice in each year. Years 1 and 2 will cover the Level 4 modules, years 3 and 4 will cover the Level 5 modules and years 5 and 6 will cover the Level 6 modules.
Typical Course Structure
Year 1 & 2
- 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 3 & 4
- Political Participation and Protest
- Advanced Research Methods
- Crime and Criminality
- Contemporary Issues in Policy
- Development, Personality and Dysfunction
- Development of Social Theory
Year 5 & 6
- Employability within the Social Sciences
- Development of Independent Study
- International Human Rights
- Punishment and Prison Enquiries
- Independent Study
Students will study on the Lincoln College Campus for the full duration of the course. Part-time, six years.
Whilst the sessions delivered at College will typically fall between Monday and Friday from 9am – 5pm, it is expected that students will complete 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.
View the HE Student Handbook
How to Apply
Applications for September 2023 entry open soon. Please check back on this page to apply for 2023 entry.
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 and information of the responsibilities and conditions of study of both Lincoln College and the validating partners please see the Policies section.
A minimum of 64 UCAS Tariff points from:
- GCE A and AS Levels with at least one subject at A Level
- BTEC National (Diploma or Extended Diploma) in a relevant subject
- Access to HE Diploma
- T Levels
- Scottish Higher/Advanced Higher with at least one subject at Advanced Higher
- GCSE English – Grade C/4 or above
- GCSE Maths – Grade C/4 or above
*For mature applicants, some experience may be taken in lieu of A Levels/BTECs
EU and International Applicants
ENIC 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
The assessment methods typically used throughout the programme include:
- Case Studies
- Group and Individual Presentations
- Oral Exams
Graduates have the opportunity to develop 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. Graduates may also continue their studies at postgraduate level.
Per Academic Year
- Home Students - £5,100
- International Students - £5,500
Tuition fees will remain unchanged for the duration of a student’s continuous enrolment.
Additional Course Costs
Please see the full ‘HE Terms and Conditions’ for details of additional library and printing costs associated with this programme.
Additional compulsory course costs can be paid for using the Career Degree Bursary. The scheme allows students to access the bursary (up to a maximum value of £500 for full-time or £250 part-time students) for additional optional courses, workshops, professional memberships and resources. There is no cash alternative. Students who wish to access opportunities in excess of the Career Degree Bursary may do so at full cost to themselves.
Start Date:September 2023