Higher Education

Social Science Foundation Degree

Full-Time + Part-Time


Course Location Whittingham Road Campus

Course Duration

  • Full-time 2 years
  • Part-time 3 years

Fees (2016-17)

  • Full-time UK and EU student £7,500*; international students £11,000*
  • Part-time UK and EU student £4,400*

*From 2017/18 tuition fees may rise in line with inflation.

UCAS Course Code: L310

How to apply

About this course

The Social Sciences Foundation Degree is an excellent introduction to higher education, enabling you to gain a wide range of academic and work based learning skills, which will enhance your employability. Modules have been specifically selected to allow you to gain an in-depth understanding of theory and its application in a variety of real world settings including work related learning.

What will I learn?

All modules are compulsory:

  • Preparing for Success in Social Sciences
  • Punishment & Treatment of Offenders
  • Psychological Perspectives
  • Sociological Perspectives
  • Health, Education & Work
  • Individual, Society & Morality
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Theories of Crime
  • Research Methods
  • Work Related Learning in Social Science
  • Individual Research Project

What do I need?

72 UCAS points

  • A BTEC Level 3 qualification
  • An A Level profile in relevant subjects such as Psychology, Sociology or Philosophy.
  • An Access to Higher Education Certificate
  • 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above, including English Language (or a recognised equivalent).

Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector.

Where can it take me?

Employment routes after completion of qualification

The Foundation Degree Social Science is ideal if you are considering a career in teaching, learning support, family support, psychology, social work/care, probation or any statutory or third sector roles.

Top up routes after completion of the qualification

Students have the opportunity to progress onto a top-up degree such as Working with Children, Young People and Families or Criminology.