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36 – 72 months
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BA (Hons) Social Science
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Arden University
The broad subject area of this undergraduate degree programme covers a number of subfields of the social sciences.
This online degree programme will develop a broader understanding of society, ethics, politics, and policy-making, grappling with the complex theories which underpin these different elements. You will explore these aspects, learning to evaluate a range of different concepts using up-to-date methods. Graduates will be equipped with the analytical skills sought by employers across a range of industries internationally.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the BA (Hons) Social Science will possess career-ready skills in:

  • Understanding how social factors influence our daily interactions
  • Recognising different factors leading to various crimes, including cybercrime
  • Assessing how personality and intelligence play a role
  • Conducting critical analysis of data and research
  • With Arden University, you’ll have access to an engaging and easy to navigate online learning platform called ilearn. Available on desktop and mobile devices, ilearn supports and encourages you to take control of your studies. Providing everything you need to complete your programme in one accessible place, ilearn features:

    • A virtual classroom, library, diary, and lecture theatre rolled into one
    • All of your modules, study materials, career support, and schedules
    • Downloadable module materials so you can access the course when offline
    • Access to an online library containing thousands of e-journals, e-books, podcasts, and videos
    • Engaging forums where you can interact, debate, and discuss ideas with your tutors and fellow students
  • This course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course through the standard entry requirements you must have either:

    • Two subjects at GCE A level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; or
    • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent
    • For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, IELTS 6.0 or equivalent is required

    Arden University are happy to consider an applications from students who are highly motivated to study the programme. This will require a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course, and evidence of relevant work experience.

  • Immerse yourself in the science of the social world around you, incorporating sociology, psychology, criminology, and law. You'll study a broad subject area covering many sub-fields of the social sciences, and equip yourself with analytical skills sought by employers across industries.


    Year 1

    • Skills for Interdisciplinary Study
    • Law & Ethics
    • Introduction to Social & Developmental Psychology
    • Introduction to Sociology
    • Medicalisation of the Self
    • Crime & Society

    Year 2

    • Research and Ethics in Action
    • Civil Liberties & Human Rights
    • Personality and Intelligence
    • Quality Systems in IT
    • Social Psychology
    • Contemporary Debates in Criminology
    • Cyber Communities & Social Networks

    Year 3

    • Research Planning & Project
    • Cybercrime
    • Cross-Cultural Psychology
    • Consumer Society & the Commodification of Beings

    Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

  • Graduates will develop the ability to research and present information to various audiences, and critical thinking and problem solving skills that will prepare you for a career in a wide range of industries. This degree will open up a range of professional opportunities in:

    Some of the jobs that BSc (Hons) Computing graduates go into include:

    • Politics
    • Journalism
    • Media
    • Teaching
    • Social work
    • Planning and Environmental Management
    • Public Relations
    • Media and Market Research.
  • If you’d like to apply, please click on the Apply Now or Start Application button on the page. Please fill in the form and provide as much detail as possible so we can properly advise you on the next steps. Once you’ve submitted your application form, one of our dedicated course advisors will contact you within 48 hours.


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