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Edinburgh Napier University

Social Sciences

UCAS Code: LC38

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

Including English or a Literary Subject* GCSE Grade C/4 in Maths.

Access to HE Diploma

D:12,M:33

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a related subject with 45 credits overall with minimum 33 Credits at Merit & 12 Distinction to include English or a Literary subject* at Level 3. Maths required at Level 2 or equivalent.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

Award of Diploma with 28 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 4 including English or a Literary subject* at minimum grade 5. 4 points in SL Maths.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H3,H3

Grades H2, H2, H3, H3 at Higher Level to include a Literary subject* Grade O4 at Ordinary Level in Maths.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Minimum grades DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit) in a related subject. GCSE Grade C/4 in Maths.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B

Including English or Literary subject*. National 5 C in Maths. If you are eligible for an adjusted offer under our Contextual Admissions Policy, please see the ‘Minimum Qualification Requirements’ below.

UCAS Tariff

104-108

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Social sciences

Get a good grounding in a broad range of subjects, including history, psychology, criminology and sociology.

Gain a comprehensive understanding of society, culture and human interaction and develop relevant skills for employment including the ability to think critically and analytically.

Social sciences offer an insight into many different aspects of our lives as individuals and as part of society.

On this course you have the opportunity to study a range of social science disciplines including sociology, history, geography, psychology and politics. Added to this is an extensive range of optional subjects.

With its wide range of subject matter, this course can carry you into areas as diverse as social care, teaching and commercial or public sector management.

Please visit our website for full course and module details.

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Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£13,770
per year
International
£13,770
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Sighthill

Department:

School of Applied Sciences

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sociology, social policy and anthropology

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
22%
Male students
78%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sociology, social policy and anthropology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
27%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
5%
Other administrative occupations

This section covers a range of subjects that are often very different, so if you have a particular course in mind, the data here might not fully reflect the possible outcomes from your particular choice. Graduates from these subjects tend to do similar sorts of things to graduates from other social studies courses, so welfare and community roles are common, as are education, whilst graduates also often go into management, marketing and HR jobs and jobs in the police, and employment rates are good in general — but talk to course tutors and attend open days and try to get stats for the course you’re interested in.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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