East Riding College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Hull

Social Science

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Course summary

If you love people watching and trying to understand human behaviour, how people tick, and how society works, then a social science degree could be for you. This course offers students the opportunity to develop a critical appreciation of the social sciences. The course is about you, your relationships and the world you live in, and will change the way you think. You will study criminology, sociology and psychology, which will enable you to understand the contemporary world and to apply knowledge to social issues and problems. This is an inter-disciplinary programme based on the disciplines of Psychology, Sociology and Criminology. The core social issue linking the three academic disciplines is crime. This course offers students the opportunity to develop a critical appreciation of the Social Sciences. Themes that are explored in the programme include psychopathology, explanations for criminal and deviant behaviour, historical and contemporary issues in policing, social control, social identity and the development of deviant personalities. This course is primarily designed for face-to-face learning, with attendance during lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses, or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the campus is closed, TEC Partnership will deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted, with some lessons taking place in small groups and others using online sessions and support.


Year 1 Level 4 Certificate stage modules are: • Introduction to Psychology • Introduction to Sociology • Crime Deviance and Society • Academic Skills • Social Policy • Introduction to Criminological Theories Year 2 Level 5 Diploma stage modules are: • Social Control • Cognitive Psychology • Sociology of Global Development • Drugs, Crime and Society • Criminal Justice and Crime Prevention • Research Skills Year 3 Level 6 Honours stage modules are: • Dissertation • The Impact of Globalisation on Contemporary Britain • Biopsychology • Prisons, Penology and Policy • Sex workers, Policy and Crime in Contemporary Society

Assessment method

The underpinning rationale for the assessment design is the ability for students to apply their skills and knowledge to a wide variety of tasks. By applying knowledge in different ways, it will increase students’ employability skills by finding novel solutions to the task in hand. Assessments methods include essay, reports, padlets, posters, presentation and academic posters.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A standard offer for the degree will be 48 points at A level, Level 3 GNVQ/BTEC or Access to HE Diploma with 15 merits in a related subject. The TEC Partnership will also encourage applications from non-traditional learners who lack formal academic qualifications. All such non-traditional applicants will be interviewed, set an appropriate piece of work (entry assignment) and a judgement made taking into account their academic potential and relevant experience. Accreditation of prior learning Applicants may be admitted with credit for prior certificated learning (APcL) or work/life experience or other uncertificated learning (APeL) - refer to East Riding College Admissions Policy.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6995 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6995 Year 1
Scotland £6995 Year 1
Wales £6995 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Social Science at East Riding College - UCAS