Whether your interest is in progressing towards a career in the field of social care, professional social research or policy analysis, or whether you are interested in a broad-based undergraduate education, the BA (Hons) in Social Science is the degree for you. Social Science is the interdisciplinary study of human society. It draws upon disciplines such as sociology, psychology, anthropology, and applied social studies such as social policy analysis and social work. The hallmark of the BA (Hons) in Social Science is to provide the intellectual rigour of the older disciplines and to emphasise the practical aspects of social science research.
Aims and Objectives
From social policy and aging to language and crime, learners will be challenged to think in a rigorous and scientific way about social processes, institutions and policies. From the first to the final year of the programme there is a consistent emphasis on training learners to carry out their own research and to critically challenge the world around them.
The social science research methods components of this programme will also equip learners with the skills for work in a variety of research contexts, for example on funded research projects. Non-governmental organisation, the communications industry and the emerging information sector have also shown high levels of demand for graduates trained in social scientific research methods.
Employment opportunites for social science students include
Disability Support Officer
Special Needs Assistant
Adult Education Tutor
Community and Welfare Support
Graduates of this programme are also eligible to apply for various Postgraduate programmes at DBS.