Social Sciences

Social Sciences focus on topics linked to human behaviour within society, covering human relationships, ethics, and communication.
Social sciences focus on challenging and adapting old concepts to fit modern contexts with contemporary applications. You will be expected to think critically about how to better different communities.
This course is best suited to those who want to further their understanding and knowledge of human behaviour and improve society. Many Social Sciences graduates enter careers such as social workers, criminal investigators, management consultants, mediators, etc.

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BA (Hons)
Working with Children, Young People and Families

Widen your knowledge and gain the skills you need for a career working with children and families in this three-year, full-time BA (Hons) programme.

MA (Hons)
European Politics

Make sense of the complexities around political debate and explore and offer a critically informed perspective on Europe’s place in the world today

BA (Hons)

Join the sociology degree to make sense of society’s most challenging issues. Emerge yourself with the analytical skills to embark on careers that help to deliver solutions.

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