• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
BA (Hons) Applied Social Science at University of Lincoln offers students the opportunity to develop a broad and diverse appreciation of social science disciplines while undertaking at least three work experience opportunities. This enables students to apply their knowledge, skills and values in a range of organisations.


The College of Social Science undertakes internationally recognised research in a variety of subject areas. The teaching team is made up of experienced academics from across the College. 

These include the School of Health and Social Care, School of Education, Lincoln Law School, School of Psychology, School of Social and Political Sciences and School of Sport and Exercise Science. Their expertise encompasses a wide range of disciplines providing students with the opportunity to develop an interest in a specialised area of research.

Students can access a range of facilities on campus. Bridge House is home to the School of Social and Political Sciences, Lincoln Law School and the School of Education. The School of Sport and Exercise Science is situated in the University's Sports Centre.

In the first year, the (Hons) Applied Social Science at University of Lincoln aims to introduce students to the foundations of politics, sociology, psychology, social policy, law, sports science, education, and health and social care studies. Work experience opportunities may focus on volunteering in a community-based group.

In years two and three, students can study core modules in social science research methods, career planning, a dissertation project and undertake two further work experience opportunities. Students may choose optional pathways leading towards areas of specialism in one or more of the social sciences. These may include preparation for education or teaching; preparation for nursing, public health, allied health professions and social work; preparation for guidance and counselling; preparation for legal and criminal justice careers; preparation for health, sports and wellbeing careers; preparation for policy and research careers.

Your Future Career

Students can develop the relevant knowledge and transferable skills to pursue a career in management, policy planning, research and analysis, and as a practitioner in a number of fields and settings. These might include local and central government, the civil service, health and social care organisations, and within the voluntary and independent sectors.

Furthermore, graduates may wish to pursue postgraduate study such as a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or a postgraduate programme in nursing, social work, allied health professions or law.

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 48 months
    • Duration description

      4 years with optional placement year

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Conceptual & Historical Issues in Psychology
  • Foundations of Applied Psychology 
  • Social Issues and Social Justice
  • Analysing the Policy Process 
  • Contemporary Issues in Education 
  • Counselling and Guidance Skills 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • GCE Advanced Levels: BCC
  • International Baccalaureate: 28 points overall
  • BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 104 UCAS Tariff points.
  • Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14100 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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Part-time - £77.00 per credit point

Living costs for Lincoln

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


Each year, the University of Lincoln is delighted to award a number of scholarships to suitably qualified students from around the world. Depending on your academic ability, intended programme of study and nationality, the level of scholarship can vary.

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.


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