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:
- Foundations of Psychology
- Sociological Imagination
- Health, Education and Work
- Crime and Society
- Research Methods
- Work-related Learning in Social Science
- Values, Ethics and Judgement
Subject to discretionary change
How will I be assessed?
The course is assessed through a variety of methods including: timed assessments, short answer questions, timed examination, group presentation, group discussion and written essays (non-timed).
What do I need?
64 UCAS points
- A Level 3 vocational qualification; or
- An A Level profile in relevant subjects such as Psychology, Sociology or Philosophy; or
- An Access to Higher Education Certificate
This profile should be supported by GCSE grades A* to C (or 4) in Maths and English Language.
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?
Those wishing to continue their studies can use this qualification to progress on to a full honours top up degree such as Working with Children, Young People and Families or Criminology.
The Foundation Degree in Social Science is ideal if you are considering a career in teaching, learning support, family support, social work/care, probation service or a wide variety of third sector roles.