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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 9k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 12.5k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

    Description

    Studying the social sciences will give you specific knowledge and understanding of society, tools to analyse key issues such as class, poverty, inequality, health, crime, and urban change, as well as concrete skills, for instance, in giving presentations, analysing information, and writing reports.

    Perhaps most importantly, our BSc in Social Sciences equips you to better understand the world we live in and gives you the capacity to apply your knowledge and skills in new contexts at work and in everyday life.

    Kent’s School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research is one of the most highly rated in the country. It is an international centre that has been consistently highly ranked in Government evaluations of university research. You are taught by leading academics in the field, lecturers who have specialist research interests that inform and illuminate their award-winning teaching.

    Our Social Sciences students pursue careers in policymaking, teaching, research and management in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

    Careers

    School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research graduates are adaptable and flexible in their thinking and approach tasks in a rigorous, ethical, yet creative and reflective fashion. They develop key transferable skills including: communication, organisational and research skills; the ability to analyse complex information and make it accessible to non-specialist readers, write reports and use data analysis computer programs, and can take on positions of leadership in addition to working effectively and considerately in teams. These skills and attributes are valued in a wide range of professions.

    The School has excellent links with local outside agencies, such as the probation and youth justice services, the police and social services.

    Social Sciences graduates go on to work in professions including teaching, research, local government, the Civil Service, management in the public, private or voluntary sectors, marketing, care and counselling, psychology and the police.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline You are advised to apply as early as possible Tuition fee
    • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
    • GBP 12450 Year (Non-EEA)

    Start date September 2015 28 September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
    Credits Total Kent credits: 360
    Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Part-time, Full-time Intensity Flexible More information Go To The Course Website

    Course Content

    The course structure below gives a flavour of the modules that will be available to you and provides details of the content of this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, you may also have the option to take ‘wild’ modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.

    Stage 1

    Possible modules may include:

    • SA310 - Methods of Social Research
    • SA311 - Social Problems and Social Policy (UKM)
    • SO306 - Introduction to Sociology
    • SO326 - Introduction to Contemporary Britain: Economic and Social History from
    • SO329 - Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice
    • SP310 - Introduction to Psychology

    You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage

    Stage 2

    Possible modules may include:

    • SO646 - Psychology Research Methods and Data Analysis
    • SO647 - Research Methods in Sociology
    • SO648 - Historical Research Methods
    • SO650 - Youth, Crime and Criminal Justice
    • SO618 - Women, Crime and Justice
    • SO619 - Prisons, Probation and Offender Rehabilitation
    • SO628 - Drugs - Production and Use in their Cultural Context
    • SO681 - Restorative Justice: Concepts, Issues, Debates
    • SO685 - VisualSociology
    • SO686 - Social Justice Practice
    • SO556 - Social Ethics
    • SO617 - Britain on Film 1930-1960
    • SA550 - Principles and Practice of Social Policy
    • SA551 - Key Welfare Issues
    • SP621 - Applying Social Psychology to Work
    • SP625 - Human Cognition
    • SP626 - Psychology of Group Behaviour
    • SP629 - Development Psychology
    • SO687 - The Politics of Criminal Justice
    • SO700 - Contested Cities
    • SO703 - Health and Health Services Policy
    • SO706 - Crime and Punishment in England, 1750-1900
    • SP630 - Applied Cognitive Psychology
    • SP631 - Psychology of Social Cognition

    You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage

    Stage 3

    Possible modules may include:

    • SO551 - BSC Social Sciences Dissertation (UKM)
    • SO617 - Britain on Film 1930-1960
    • SO556 - Social Ethics
    • SA551 - Key Welfare Issues
    • SA550 - Principles and Practice of Social Policy
    • SO686 - Social Justice Practice
    • SO685 - VisualSociology
    • SO681 - Restorative Justice: Concepts, Issues, Debates
    • SO628 - Drugs - Production and Use in their Cultural Context
    • SO619 - Prisons, Probation and Offender Rehabilitation
    • SO618 - Women, Crime and Justice
    • SO650 - Youth, Crime and Criminal Justice
    • SP631 - Psychology of Social Cognition
    • SP630 - Applied Cognitive Psychology
    • SO706 - Crime and Punishment in England, 1750-1900
    • SO703 - Health and Health Services Policy
    • SO700 - Contested Cities
    • SO687 - The Politics of Criminal Justice
    • SP629 - Development Psychology
    • SP626 - Psychology of Group Behaviour
    • SP625 - Human Cognition
    • SP621 - Applying Social Psychology to Work

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6.5

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test.

    Requirements

    Home/EU students

    The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications, typical requirements are listed below, students offering alternative qualifications should contact the Admissions Office for further advice. It is not possible to offer places to all students who meet this typical offer/minimum requirement.

    Qualification / Typical offer/minimum requirement
    • A level

    BCC

    • Access to HE Diploma

    The University of Kent will not necessarily make conditional offers to all access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If an offer is made candidates will be required to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.

    • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma)

    Distinction, Merit, Merit

    • International Baccalaureate

    34 points overall or 13 at HL

    International students

    The University receives applications from over 140 different nationalities and consequently will consider applications from prospective students offering a wide range of international qualifications. Our International Development Office will be happy to advise prospective students on entry requirements. See our International Student website for further information about our country-specific requirements.

    Please note that if you need to increase your level of qualification ready for undergraduate study, we offer a number of International Foundation Programmes through Kent International Pathways.

    Qualification / Typical offer/minimum requirement
    • English Language Requirements

    Please see our English language entry requirements web page.

    Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Kent.

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