Social Science Foundation Degree
Course Location Whittingham Road Campus
- Full-time 2 years
- Part-time 3 years
- 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.