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Newman University, Birmingham

Applied Social Science (top-up)

UCAS Code: L790

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

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Applied social science

Societies are changing rapidly and are increasingly having to respond to the challenges of globalisation, new technologies, demographic shifts and the after effects of austerity and recession.

Drawing on insights from sociology, social policy, politics, psychology and criminology this course offers you the opportunity to acquire a solid grounding in and critical understanding of social science, and how policies and political decisions impact on the lives of people and communities, locally, nationally and internationally.

**Why study this course?**

- This is a multi-disciplinary programme exploring aspects from a range of perspectives (sociological, criminological, psychological) rather than just from a single programme.

- You will learn how to apply social scientific knowledge to investigate and address real-world social and community concerns.

- You will be taught by an experienced and supportive course team with active research interests in the applied social sciences.

- You will also develop highly transferable research and communication skills which are relevant to a wide range of work and volunteering contexts.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
for the whole course
England
£9,250
for the whole course
Northern Ireland
£9,250
for the whole course
Scotland
£9,250
for the whole course
Wales
£9,250
for the whole course

The Uni


Course location:

Newman University

Department:

Working with Children, Young People and Families

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Sociology, social policy and anthropology

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
12%
Male students
88%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
43%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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C
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After graduation


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Social sciences

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.

£16,640
low
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
34%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

37%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
19%
Childcare and related personal services
13%
Caring personal services

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