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Applied Social Sciences (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) Aberdeen, United Kingdom
The BA Applied Social Sciences (Hons) degree offered at the Robert Gordon University involves the study of the society we live in, and the relationships people have within that society. 
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Overview

At the Robert Gordon University studying about the BA Applied Social Sciences (Hons) is built around the core disciplines of psychology and sociology, providing the best possible launching pad for a career in these fascinating areas.

Our teaching is underpinned by research and real-world experience, so that you are prepared for a career in your chosen field. Approachable, friendly staff, and relatively small group sizes create a more informal learning environment, which is valued highly by our students. Innovative elective modules in the final years allow you to tailor your degree around your own areas of interest; preparing you for a rewarding career in your field of interest. 

This course has a 91% student satisfaction 

Job Prospects

Undertaking a course in the social sciences keeps your career options open and offers a wide variety of routes into employment including health and social care management, human resources, the police, education, marketing and PR. Many of our graduates also undertake postgraduate study, enabling them to specialise in a variety of areas including social work, teaching, management and postgraduate research. 95% of our students are in work or study six months after finishing the course

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods & Study Skills
  • Introductory Psychology: Social Sciences
  • Social Sciences and Society
  • Understanding Social Change
  • Governing The UK
  • Cognitive And Social Psychology
  • Sociology Of Identity, Difference And Deviance
  • Gender, Culture And Society

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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General Requirements

  • SQA Higher: BBBB to include a written subject requiring the use of English.
  • GCE A Level Year 1 entry: BCC to include a written subject requiring the use of English.
  • GCE A Level Year 2 entry: BBC to include a written subject requiring the use of English.
  • Irish Leaving Certificate Higher: H2H2H3H3 to include a written subject requiring the use of English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12730 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12730 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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Rest of UK Students

  • £5,000 per academic year

Living costs for Aberdeen

  • 729 - 1070 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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