Direct your own learning with a broad-based training in the social sciences.
This course offers you a comprehensive grounding in the social sciences. You will have greater flexibility to customise your studies.
You will take an interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of social issues. In Year 1 you will be introduced to social policy, sociology and research methods. You can choose to develop interests in politics, psychology, international development and criminology.
During the final two years of the course, you can continue taking a broad- based approach, or choose to specialise in specific areas. You will continue to study compulsory units in research methods.
You’ll learn from academics with expertise across the social sciences. Their international collaborations and research activities feed into undergraduate teaching and contribute to your learning experience.
Our researchers have specialisms in:
- children and families
- international development
- justice and rights
- policy design and analysis
- violence and crime
Find out what our graduates go on to do
Those who study our social sciences degrees have excellent career options. Our graduates have worked as social and policy researchers, civil servants, international consultants, journalists, accountants and in a variety of government, charity sector and business-related roles.
Our recent graduates have gone on to work for:
- Guide Dogs
- Parliamentary Research Service
- Goldman Sachs
- BBC Worldwide