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Department of Social & Policy Sciences Programme Catalogue 2017/18


UHSP-AFB05: BSc(Hons) Social Sciences

Leading to the award of BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN SOCIAL SCIENCES

Mode of attendance: Full-time

Normal programme duration: 3 years


Click here for further information Possible DAPs for this programme:

  • This programme has no possible DAPs
 

Click here for further informationPossible exit awards for this programme:



Year 1

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP is not possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 11 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 12 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Part 1 Stage 1 of this programme contributes 0% towards the final award classification


Students must select optional units totalling 24 credits from the options available in this programme year.

Academic Year: Part 1 Stage 1

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 12 credits from the following list:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PS10086 Mind and behaviour 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 1: Part 1 Stage 1

Designated Essential Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
SP10059 Academic and research skills I: introduction to qualitative methods 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
SP10002 Social problems & social policy 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP10043 Understanding society: Britain in global context 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 12 credits from the following list:
Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: students may be permitted to take a Director of Studies approved option as an alternative to one of the units from this list
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PL10712 Introduction to comparative politics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL10967 Introduction to politics: theory and analysis 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP10204 Introduction to international development 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP10206 Thinking and working cross-culturally: Introduction to social analysis of development 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 6 credits from the following list:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PL10907 French written and spoken language 1A 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL10917 German written and spoken language 1A 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL10927 Italian written and spoken language 1A (ab-initio) 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL10939 Spanish written and spoken language 1A 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 2: Part 1 Stage 1

Designated Essential Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
SP10159 Academic and research skills II: introduction to quantitative methods 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
SP10001 Social policy, welfare and the state 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP10044 Classical sociological theory 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 12 credits from the following list:
Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: students may be permitted to take a Director of Studies approved option as an alternative to one of the units from this list
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PL10417 Introduction to British politics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL10966 Introduction to international relations 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP10287 Social policy and YOU 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 6 units from the following list:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PL10908 French written and spoken language 1B 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL10918 German written and spoken language 1B 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL10928 Italian written and spoken language 1B (ab-initio) 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL10940 Spanish written and spoken language 1B 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2017/18 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2018/19 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.


Year 2

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP is not possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 11 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 12 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Part 2 Stage 2 of this programme contributes 32% towards the final award classification


Students must select optional units totalling 48 credits from the options available in this programme year.

Semester 1: Part 2 Stage 2

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
SP20062 Qualitative social research methods 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 18 and a maximum of 24 credits from the following list:
Students may be allowed to take an additional Director of Studies approved option in this semester.
Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: Students may be permitted to take a maximum of two Director of Studies approved options as an alternative to optional units in the list below.
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PL20414 American politics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL20970 Political theory 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PS20109 Social psychology: traditional and critical approaches 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20004 Family matters: the sociology of the family & family policy 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20006 Poverty, social justice, and the state 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20050 Sociology of criminal justice policy 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20112 Contemporary sociological theory 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20207 Researching social change 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20244 Political sociology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20261 Social concepts of humans, monsters and machines 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20299 Understanding migrations: between transnational governance and lived experience 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20300 The social science of climate change 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 6 credits from the following list:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PL20909 French written and spoken language 2A 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL20919 German written and spoken language 2A 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL20931 Italian written and spoken language 2A 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL20941 Spanish written and spoken language 2A 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 2: Part 2 Stage 2

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
SP20160 Quantitative data analysis 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 18 and a maximum of 24 credits from the following list:
Students may be allowed to take an additional Director of Studies approved option in this semester.
Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: Students may be permitted to take a maximum of two Director of Studies approved options as an alternative to optional units in the list below.
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PL20416 Totalitarian politics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL20968 International comparative politics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL20969 Advanced international relations 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PS20107 Developmental psychology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20003 'Race' & racism 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20005 Making and communicating policy: theories and practices 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20069 Philosophy of the social sciences 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20097 The sociology of health and healthcare today 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20099 Understanding childhood: sociological perspectives & policy issues 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20208 International politics of development 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20209 Development policy and practice 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20262 The manufacture of consent: propaganda, public relations and power 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20285 Society, welfare and policies in Europe 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20298 Civil society and NGOs in the developing world 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20301 The social science of climate change: applied research project 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 6 credits from the following list:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PL20910 French written and spoken language 2B 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL20920 German written and spoken language 2B 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL20932 Italian written and spoken language 2B 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL20942 Spanish written and spoken language 2B 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2017/18 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2018/19 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.


Year 3

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP is not possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 27 (Section B)PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 28 (Section B)PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Part 3 Stage 3 of this programme contributes 68% towards the final award classification


Academic Year: Part 3 Stage 3

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
SP30281 Social policy dissertation 18 credits       [equivalent to 36 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 1: Part 3 Stage 3

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 4 units from the following list:
Students may be allowed to take an additional Director of Studies approved option in this semester.
Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: Students may be permitted to take a maximum of two Director of Studies approved options as an alternative to optional units in the list below.
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PL30107 Culture & national identity 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30294 In search of Europe (1) - the cold war 1945 - 1989 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30441 Gender and politics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30468 Transitions to democracy 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30732 The politics of ethnicity, religion, and nationalism 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP30013 Social protection and welfare reform 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP30118 Power in society 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP30161 Sociology of death 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP30210 Conflict, security and international development 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP30288 Lobbying, policy communications and democracy 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP30302 Crime and the Media 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP30307 Global inequality: economic and political perspectives 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 1 units from the following list:
NB. Students may not take more than two level 2 options in their final year and must not repeat a unit already taken in year 2.
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PL20414 American politics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20004 Family matters: the sociology of the family & family policy 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20006 Poverty, social justice, and the state 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20050 Sociology of criminal justice policy 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20207 Researching social change 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20244 Political sociology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20261 Social concepts of humans, monsters and machines 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 1 units from the following list:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PL30911 French written and spoken language 3A 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30921 German written and spoken language 3A 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30933 Italian written and spoken language 3A 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30943 Spanish written and spoken language 3A 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 2: Part 3 Stage 3

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 3 units from the following list:
Students may be allowed to take an additional Director of Studies approved option in this semester.
Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: Students may be permitted to take a maximum of two Director of Studies approved options as an alternative to optional units in the list below.
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PL30108 Politically committed European culture 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30295 In search of Europe (2): integration and disintegration in Europe since 1989 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30756 The politics of Latin America 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP30129 Sexual violence: explanations, responses & debates 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP30263 Ideas about 'terrorism' 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP30264 Understanding religion in the contemporary world 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP30276 Gender, sexuality, science, and technology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP30286 Policy evaluation 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP30310 The developmental state 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP40215 Critical issues in social development 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 1 units from the following list:
NB. Students may not take more than two level 2 options in their final year and must not repeat a unit already taken in year 2.
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PL20416 Totalitarian politics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20003 'Race' & racism 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20005 Making and communicating policy: theories and practices 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20097 The sociology of health and healthcare today 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20099 Understanding childhood: sociological perspectives & policy issues 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20208 International politics of development 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20209 Development policy and practice 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP20262 The manufacture of consent: propaganda, public relations and power 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 1 units from the following list:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PL30912 French written and spoken language 3B 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30922 German written and spoken language 3B 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30934 Italian written and spoken language 3B 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PL30944 Spanish written and spoken language 3B 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2017/18 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2018/19 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.