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Social Sciences (Honours), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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Course Overview

With core themes of sustainability, interdisciplinarity and students as the creators of knowledge this programme is at the absolute cutting edge of higher education teaching and learning. The Social Sciences (Honours) course offered by Plymouth Marjon University will enable you to understand yourselves and your relationship to a rapidly changing, complex and uncertain world. This course recognises that creating solutions for the challenges of today require a joined up non-compartmentalised approach that steps outside of the confines of a single discipline.

You will benefit from a mix of work-based study and a variety of thought-provoking modules exploring psychology, sociology, social policy, politics, economics, human geography and international relations. You’ll also delve into contemporary social, economic and environmental issues such as sustainability, globalisation, climate change, technology, health and social welfare and much more.

The chance to put this theory into practice is what makes this social science degree so exciting: in your second year, you will attend a work placement to put your ideas into action and learn about how social sciences are applied in the workplace. It’s all part of the University’s commitment to boosting your employability as much as possible with transferable skills and a deep understanding of your field.

What might you become?

This course will provide you with a broad range of knowledge, skills and competencies that will equip you to address the complexities and uncertainties of the modern world. This will enable you to work in and across a wide variety of occupation in different sectors including industry, government, education and the third sector.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Sociology and Social Policy
  • Introduction to Disability Studies
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Our Social Selves
  • Engaging with learning
  • Understanding research, theory & method

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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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General Requirements

Admission requirements

  • For 2020 entry applicants must have three A-levels at grades CCC or above, BTEC triple grades MMM or above, or Access 23-45 with 6D and GCSE English Language at grade 4 or grade C or above.
  • Applicants with other qualifications and/or experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Plymouth

  • 731 - 1390 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


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