Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John) has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
The BS (Hons) Social Sciences is an innovative forward-thinking programme that combines academic rigour with the practicalities of the real world. With core themes of sustainability, interdisciplinarity and students as the creators of knowledge this programme is at the absolute cutting edge of higher education teaching and learning. The course will enable you to understand yourselves and your relationship to a rapidly changing, complex and uncertain world. This course recognises that creating solutions for the challenges of today require a joined up non-compartmentalised approach that steps outside of the confines of a single discipline.
You will benefit from a mix of work-based study and a variety of thought-provoking modules exploring psychology, sociology, social policy, politics, economics, human geography and international relations. You’ll also delve into contemporary social, economic and environmental issues such as sustainability, globalisation, climate change, technology, health and social welfare and much more. A work-based placement in Year 2 provides an opportunity to put your learning in to practice, and increases your employability.
The modules in the first year are designed to provide a broad underpinning knowledge of Sociology, Psychology and Social Policy. Modules such as Our Social Selves, and Contemporary Social Issues will provide engagement with key concepts, theories and approaches within Social Science. In Years 2 and 3 you will focus on core social science research methods and skills. Year 2 has a focus upon important contemporary developments in areas such as politics, globalization, and health and social care; as well as a work placement. In Year 3, the dissertation provides an opportunity for you to undertake your own research project. Alongside this, we provide the opportunity for you to choose from a range of specialist modules on topics such as Crime & Deviance, Education, Health & Illness, Children & Young People, Communication & Interaction, Identity & Sexualities, or Community Psychology.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||88 points||Must be achieved from 3 A levels, BTECs or other acceptable Level 3 qualifications|
|A level||CCD||Excluding General Studies|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMP||or a combination of BTEC Level 3 grades|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass with 3-36 Level 3 credits at Merit/Distinction with a minimum of 3 credits at Distinction|
We will accept 2 AS levels in lieu of one A level but must be accompanied by 2 A Levels or BTECs
General Studies is excluded.
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE Grade C or 4 English Language or an acceptable equivalent qualification|
Other Level 3 qualifications will be considered
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
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