351–400 th
World University Rankings 2020
97 th
Young University Rankings 2019
126-150 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Ellison Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 8ST, United Kingdom

Social Sciences Foundation Year

Are you looking to develop a global understanding of society, social dynamics and modern life, skills in research and analysis, and strong decision-making skills? The Social Sciences department is home to a large community of enquiring minds who are interested in international developments, analysing crime and the criminal justice system, communicating on a global scale through language, and challenging conventional wisdom. Many of the staff are active researchers and leaders in their field, producing research of international quality with world-leading journals. This foundation year will prepare you for degree level study in a range of social science subjects, introducing you to research theory and practice and giving you the tools to engage with contemporary debates. Additionally, social science enterprise activity, which is at the centre of this programme, will allow you to gain an insight into the wider value and use of social science knowledge and skills. Through engaging with real world issues, you’ll be prepared for the critical thinking, and communication and transferable skills you need for further study or to enhance your employment prospects. On successfully completing the foundation year you will qualify to join any of the following degrees: BSc (Hons) Criminology BSc (Hons) Sociology BSc (Hons) Criminology and Sociology BA (Hons) International Relations and Politics BA (Hons) History and Politics BA (Hons) Journalism BA (Hons) Journalism and English Literature BA (Hons) Media and Journalism BA (Hons) Mass Communication BA (Hons) Mass Communication with Advertising BA (Hons) Mass Communication with Public Relations BA (Hons) Mass Communication with Business

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,Newcastle upon TyneUnited Kingdom