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Truro and Penwith College

Applied Social Science

UCAS Code: 37Y2

Bachelor of Science - BSc

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Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2021

Other options

2.0 years | Part-time | 2021

This innovative programme offers students the opportunity to study social science in the context of a rapidly-changing world. Focusing on the application of social science in the social care arena, students on this programme develop academic and employability skill in tandem.

Contemporary theories of social science are studied and put in the context of both the individual and society. Notions of identity are analysed with an emphasis on students developing their own professional identity and gaining valuable employability skills. With the correct level of workforce experience, this programme can lead on to further specialised study at Masters’ level in professional areas such as social work, youth work as well as studying social research methods and social sciences. It is appropriate for anyone who wants to work with people in the social care arena and adds to employability whilst developing academic skills.

This programme is delivered with the aim of maximising student employability. It combines theory with application to practice and affords students the opportunity to tailor every assignment to their chosen field. Students are encouraged to undertake work placements alongside their studies. Various guest speakers are invited in to speak to students on a range of subjects, guest speakers have included: Programme Leader MA Social Work at Plymouth University and the MA Youth and Community Work Programme Leader from Marjon.

The course has been designed, through the range of module content and the variety of assessment methods, to prepare students for the types of employment available locally and further afield. Consideration has been made of the skill, knowledge and understanding required in the public sector, such as charities and organisations. Students from this course progress on to employment in a variety of fields, including: Local Council; Social Services; Youth Offending Team; Probation Service; Family Services and a range of charities in paid positions working with, for example, individuals experiencing homelessness, addiction or domestic abuse.

Modules

Dissertation
Professional Practice
Communication & Identity
Theoretical Social Science
Application of Social Science

Modules may be subject to change in 2021.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£9,335
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

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Course location:

Truro

Department:

Business Studies Curriculum Area

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