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Abertay University

Social Science

UCAS Code: L300

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

To include one of the following:- Sociology, Politics, Modern Studies, History or Psychology

HND (BTEC)

D

Entry into Year 2 with HND (BTEC) Health and Social Care

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B,B

To include one of the following:- Sociology, Politics, Modern Studies, History or Psychology

Scottish HNC

Pass

Entry into Year 2 with an HNC in one of the following:- Childhood Practice - Graded Unit A Social Care - Graded Unit A Social Science - Graded Unit A Social Services - Graded Unit A Working with Communities - Graded Unit A

Scottish HND

Pass

Entry into Year 3 with HND Social Science - Graded Units AA

UCAS Tariff

128-152

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

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Social sciences

Social science allows you to study human behaviour and society from a variety of angles. This variety provides you with a broad perspective on the world and a diverse range of skills - ideal for today's constantly-evolving job market. Abertay's Social Science programmes allows you to choose modules from sociology, psychology, criminology, sports and management, giving you a broader scope than many conventional social science programmes, as well as the ability to construct a degree that reflects your interests. You have the option of specialising in one major subject area in year 4 in order to graduate with a BA (Hons) Social Science in a named subject. In year 4, you will complete a work placement with a voluntary sector such as the British Red Cross, Dundee Food Bank, Tayside Council on Alcohol, Youth Link, and the Women's Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre. The programme will provide you with a strong grounding in sociological theory and research methods, along with training in specialist data-analysis software. This course is for advanced entry only and provides those with and HNC/HND in Social Science direct entry into 2nd/3rd year.

Modules

Year 2 core modules (subject to change over time) - SOC201 Classical Social Theory; SOC204 Crime, Media and the State.

You will also be required to select 3 option modules and one elective module. For detailed module information please check our website.

Assessment methods

The diversity of any Social Science programme is a part of its strength. Abertay's BA Social Science, reflecting its diversity of subject areas, also offers a wide variety of teaching and assessment styles. From formal lectures and tutorials, to industry placements and sports science laboratories; from essays to business portfolios and psychological testing, the Social Science degree thrives on diversity, challenge and choice. A wide variety of assessments will be used to assess you throughout your degree including essays, reports, critical reviews, case studies, examinations, presentations and a final year dissertation. Around a third of the course is assessed through examination, although the precise proportion will be dependent on your module choices.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Abertay Campus

Department:

School of Business, Law and Social Sciences

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?

86%
UK students
14%
International students
27%
Male students
73%
Female students
54%
2:1 or above
19%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

After graduation


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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.

£16,474
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
13%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Welfare and housing associate professionals

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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