Dive deep into the social sciences to understand and analyse the key issues affecting society. Explore business management, criminology, psychology, sociology and sport, and learn how to apply the latest theories to a wide range of real world situations. Please note: This course is advanced entry only to Year 3 or Year 4 depending on your previous qualifications. Abertay’s fascinating Social Science degree provides you with the opportunity to study human behaviour and actions, offering you a broader scope than many conventional social science programmes. This cross-disciplinary degree aims to develop your ability to think in different ways and acquire valuable intellectual skills, preparing you for working in an ever-changing, knowledge-based economy. The Social Science BA (Hons) curriculum is built around a core module set, with a wide variety of options and modules available for you to build a programme that reflects your interests and preferences. You can also organise your degree studies around a subject pathway preference from any of those on offer. This way, you can specialise in a particular subject stream, and will have this as a named component of your final degree award. Abertay is widely regarded as THE place to come for high quality teaching. But don't take our word for it: Sunday Times UK University of the Year 2020 for Teaching Quality. Guardian University Guide 2020 Top 10 in the UK for Student Satisfaction with Teaching, Course and Feedback. National Student Survey 2020 Top 10 UK Universities for Student Satisfaction.
Year 3 core modules (subject to change over time) - SOC301 Contemporary Social Theory; SOC305 Researching Society. You will also be required to choose two other subject pathways to study from Psychology, Sport, Business and Criminology.
The diversity of any Social Science programme is a part of its strength. Abertay's BA Social Science, reflecting its diversity of subject areas, also offers a wide variety of teaching and assessment styles. From formal lectures and tutorials, to industry placements and sports science laboratories; from essays to business portfolios and psychological testing, the Social Science degree thrives on diversity, challenge and choice. A wide variety of assessments will be used to assess you throughout your degree including essays, reports, critical reviews, case studies, examinations, presentations and a final year dissertation. Around a third of the course is assessed through examination, although the precise proportion will be dependent on your module choices.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 3
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Relevant Higher National Diploma or equivalent (for example, HND Social Science)
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English language requirements
We look for applicants to have achieved an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual test lower than 5.5. Some degrees have higher requirements - refer to the 'entry routes' tab of each degree for more detail.
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|