Gain knowledge of sociology, politics, policy and society and learn how to use this knowledge to address social problems and issues in the real world on this multi-disciplinary course. As the course progresses, you specialise in specific areas of study that best reflect your career aims and ambitions. The course includes a strong emphasis on the contemporary, globalised world, and international issues. You acquire the skills necessary to research contemporary issues and to present the results of research in a clear, systematic and confident manner. You also study modules designed to enhance your employability and have opportunities to undertake a work placement or to study abroad. Topics you study include • social issues and policy in a global context • culture, media and consumption • crime and the media • power, sex and the body • applied human rights and active communities • deviance, order and protest. During the first year, you gain a broad foundation of knowledge and skills in the social sciences. The second year offers a flexible study programme in which you can choose to study modules focused on work and employability, alongside modules in sociology, politics and social policy. In year three, you can specialise in subject areas that particularly interest you or are relevant for your future employment, or you can study modules from all three disciplines. You can also choose to complete a final year dissertation in a subject that interests you. **Field trips** You have the opportunity to go on three educational field trips during the course that enhancing your critical engagement and improve your understanding of the subject areas, as well as allowing you to experience real social science. In your first year you undertake a tour of Sheffield identifying key areas of social, cultural and political interest. In the second year there is a three-day visit to Edinburgh and a four-day visit to Brussels. While in Brussels you get to explore the institutions of the European Union presenting you with a first-hand experience of the EU policy-making environment and engaging with practitioners from across the EU political entity. This is a great benefit both academically and for your future employability. **City University of Hong Kong** This course is offered to students studying at City University of Hong Kong and Sheffield Hallam teaching staff make regular visits to Hong Kong, creating opportunities to make links between students on the two courses. If you are interested in studying this course in Hong Kong, contact City University of Hong Kong partner directly. See www.scope.edu/Home/Programmes/UndergraduateDegree/BAHonsAppliedSocialScience.aspx for more information.