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Society, Politics and Policy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Society, Politics and Policy degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland will help you develop your understanding of a range of social science disciplines and subjects which are interrelated and complementary. 

The central disciplines that underpin this course are Political Science, Social Policy and Sociology.  

Social, political and policy developments, whether they are local, international or global, affect all aspects of our lives. This course provides you with the means to understand and critically engage with contemporary society and social change. 

Jobs

Graduates are equipped with invaluable attributes and key transferable skills much sought after in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Graduates work in teaching, health and social care, public services, politics, and research. Close links are maintained with UWS Careers and Employability Services and careers staff will input into the programme at various stages.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Academic Literacies
  • Research Practice
  • Development of Social Policy
  •  Introducing Sociology
  •  Democracy in the UK
  • Introduction to Psychology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    78

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • We welcome Scottish, UK and international students and consider all applicants on an individual basis.
  • Don’t worry if your qualifications are not listed here, we take a range of factors into account when assessing your application and are happy to consider other alternative combinations of qualifications and experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • Channel Islands & Isle Of Man English, Northern Irish & Welsh
£9,250 Cost per year of study for four years but not more than £27,750

Living costs for Paisley

  • 700 - 1400 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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