Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John)

Social Sciences Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John) Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of St Mark and St John, Plymouth


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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.

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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.

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Application deadlines

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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Course code 3W6P
Institution code P63
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
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
AS 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

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £11,000 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

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