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Course summary

This broad, up-to-the-minute degree course gives you the skills to make sense of our lives, our communities, our society and our world. It’s also the springboard to a wide range of careers. This degree gives you a deep understanding of individuals, communities and workplaces; the issues faced by vulnerable individuals and groups in our society; and the political, legal, cultural and organisational contexts that shape it. Over the three-year course, you learn about the broad breadth of the social sciences, including the sociology of modern Britain; social change within communities; and globalisation. In your second and third years, you can also follow your interests, choosing specific areas such as international issues; inequality; migration; and climate change. In addition, in your final year, you undertake an independent project, with the support of the academic team, who are involved in research into real-world problems across a number of fields. Why choose this course?

  • Become skilled in understanding the social problems, issues and processes that impact on our personal experiences of life in contemporary Britain and beyond
  • Follow a course that constantly evolves to reflect changes in policy, practice and emerging areas such as technology
  • Study with world-leading researchers in the areas of human rights, forced migration, asylum and trafficking of children
  • Develop your research and academic skills, both of which are transferable to other fields
  • Benefit from the diversity of your knowledge and skills when it comes to a career: graduates of social sciences appeal to potential employers from the private, public and voluntary sector
  • Open up opportunities for postgraduate study in a number of areas


Areas of study may include:

  • Sociology of modern Britain
  • Social change and the UN sustainable development goals
  • Understanding societies, identities and structure
  • Cultural studies
  • Identity, inequality and difference
  • Work and welfare in the 21st century
  • Climate change: the sociology of survival and loss
  • Arts, activism and social change
  • Human rights and global governance
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How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

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Social Sciences with Professional Practice Year at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS