Applied Social Sciences at University of Sheffield - UCAS

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Course summary

Gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to tackle the big social science challenges facing society today including inequality, injustice and health. As part of this course you’ll learn how to undertake high-quality research, how to communicate results to different audiences and how research can be applied to make a difference to our lives. You’ll have the flexibility to focus on your own study pathway from the disciplines we teach: Criminology Politics Education, culture and childhood Sociology Human geography Social policy In the first year, you'll study up to three of these subjects, examining societal issues from various points of view. In the second year, you choose up to two subject areas. In your third year, you'll choose one area to specialise in. Studying your own mix of social science topics alongside applied practical research skills will equip you with a unique insight into how you might approach challenges facing society today. We’ll teach you how to collect, interpret, apply and present a wide variety of data. This might include managing interview transcripts, conducting focus groups or thinking critically about statistics presented in the news. You'll be asked to present your findings in a variety of formats, allowing you to develop the skills necessary to articulate yourself and your data confidently to different audiences. You’ll become confident in writing reports, as well as learning how to create websites, podcasts and posters. These are all essential skills for continuing into the workplace. We offer valuable work experience as part of your degree, giving you the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge you have gained on your course into live work projects. This might include undertaking a module, summer or year long placement at a variety of organisations including YouGov, Shelter and South Yorkshire Police.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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English language requirements

You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £22680 Year 1

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Applied Social Sciences at University of Sheffield - UCAS