United Kingdom

University of the West of Scotland

151-200 th
Young University Rankings 2017
501–600 th
World University Rankings 2018
Paisley Campus, Paisley, PA1 2BE, United Kingdom

University of the West of Scotland

Social Science BA Hons

The BA (Hons) Social Science programme offers students a transformative interdisciplinary exposure to the world of social science research. You will be introduced to a range of social science disciplines, with particular focus on Politics, Psychology and Sociology, and provided with the opportunity to develop your knowledge and understanding of classical and contemporary social science. Course content You will be encouraged to engage critically with the research process whilst carrying out supervised research. In the course of your studies we will help you develop a range of key transferable skills to enhance your employability, including critical research skills, information literacies, data-handling and analysis and communication skills. Throughout the programme, you will be supported and encouraged to become a reflective, self-regulated, independent learner. Year 1 We will immerse you in the world of social science research from your first day with us, through the 40-credit Research & Inquiry 1 module you undertake in your first trimester. Alongside this key module you will be introduced in your first year to the key issues and concepts in Criminal Justice, Psychology, Politics and Sociology. Year 2 In year two you will deepen your engagement with the key debates in social science. Core modules address questions of power, citizenship, global society, and the classical works of social, political and psychological thought. Your studies will be underpinned by the Research & Inquiry 2 module which builds on the research skills you developed in first year. Year 3 In year three you will undertake the Research & Inquiry 3 module which will help you deepen your developing skills as a researcher ahead of your final year dissertation. In addition to this 40-credit core module you can select from a menu of electives encompassing topics such as Scottish society, politics and religion, US politics, media and society, and social psychology, among many others. Year 4 (Honours) In your final year you will undertake a 40-credit dissertation, through which you will complete the research journey you began with the Research & Inquiry 1 module in first

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Lanarkshire Campus,Hamilton