• Application Deadline
  • 48 months


Dive deep into the social sciences to understand and analyse the key issues affecting society. Explore business management, criminology, psychology, sociology and sport, and learn how to apply the latest theories to a wide range of real world situations.

Please note: Entry to this course is available to years 2, 3 or 4 only.

Abertay’s fascinating Social Science degree provides you with the opportunity to study human behaviour and actions, offering you a broader scope than many conventional social science programmes.

This cross-disciplinary degree aims to develop your ability to think in different ways and acquire valuable intellectual skills, preparing you for working in an ever-changing, knowledge-based economy.

The Social Science (Hons) BA curriculum at Abertay University is built around a core module set, with a wide variety of options and modules available for you to build a programme that reflects your interests and preferences.

You can also organise your degree studies around a subject pathway preference from any of those on offer. This way, you can specialise in a particular subject stream, and will have this as a named component of your final degree award.

Career Opportunities 

This degree prepares you for people-oriented jobs that require an understanding of how people think and act, and have high levels of interaction with others. 

Our graduates have successfully gone into diverse fields such as social work, community education, teaching, care services, the police service and public relations work. 

We're proud of our social science graduates who leave us with the ability to ask more questions than when they arrive. Our aim is not simply to produce graduates who 'know' the world, but who can interrogate ideas and generate creative and novel ways of dealing with issues and problems. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description
      1, 2 or 3 years (depending on whether students join the programme in Year 2, Year 3 or Year 4)
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Classical Social Theory 
  • News, Truth & Power
  • Contemporary Social Theory
  • Researching Society 
  • Community Links Project 

                                                                                English Language Requirements

                                                                                You only need to take one of these language tests:

                                                                                • Minimum required score:


                                                                                  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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                                                                                • Minimum required score:


                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                  Studyportals Tip: The UK government has confirmed new English-language testing requirements for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

                                                                                Academic Requirements

                                                                                September entry to this course is available to years 2, 3 or 4 only with the appropriate qualifications.

                                                                                Tuition Fee

                                                                                • International

                                                                                  13800 GBP/year
                                                                                  Tuition Fee
                                                                                  Based on the original amount of 13800 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.
                                                                                We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                                                                                English, Welsh and Northern Irish Students: 9,250 GBP

                                                                                Living costs for Dundee

                                                                                • 787 - 1500 GBP/month
                                                                                  Living Costs

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


                                                                                • If you're a Scottish or EU domiciled undergraduate student studying full-time at a Scottish University, then the Students Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) will pay your undergraduate tuition fees providing you are not repeating a period of study, or currently hold a first degree qualification.
                                                                                • If you're a student from England, Wales or Northern Ireland, you can apply to Student Finance Online Services for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees. The loan is not means tested.
                                                                                • If you're an international student from outside of the EU, then you're likely to pay overseas tuition fee rates and will not be entitled to help with tuition fees. 

                                                                                Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

                                                                                The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

                                                                                Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.