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
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.
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
Political Participation and Protest
Advanced Research Methods
Crime and Criminality
Contemporary Issues in Policy
Development, Personality and Dysfunction
Development of Social Theory
Employability within the Social Sciences
Development of Independent Study
International Human Rights
Punishment and Prison Enquiries
Applications for this course need to be made via the website.
You will study on the Lincoln College Campus for the full duration of the course.Part Time - 6 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.
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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
If you are a Tier 4 visa applicant, you can only apply for a full time course .
Assessments range from -
Group and Individual Presentations
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 - £4350.00
International Students - £4750.00
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.
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