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Social Sciences degrees in the UK

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Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities with Foundation Year BA, BSc

SOAS University of London United Kingdom

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Applied Social Sciences BA

University of Sheffield United Kingdom

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Foundation Year in Social Sciences and Management Other UG Award

The University of Bradford United Kingdom

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Applied Social Sciences BA (Hons)

Robert Gordon University United Kingdom

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BA/BA (Hons) Social Sciences BA, BA (Hons)

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) United Kingdom

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Social Science BA (Hons)

Abertay University United Kingdom

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Applied Health and Social Science BA

University of Worcester United Kingdom

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Undergraduate Foundation Programme in Humanities and Social Sciences Other UG Award, Undergraduate Foundation Programme

ONCAMPUS Southampton United Kingdom

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Applied Social Science, Community Development & Youth Work BA (Hons)

Goldsmiths, University of London United Kingdom

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Law with Social Sciences BA

University of Warwick United Kingdom

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Social Science BA (Hons)

University of Brighton United Kingdom

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Social Sciences BSc

Birkbeck, University of London United Kingdom

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Social Science BA

School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds United Kingdom

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Law with Social Sciences BA (Hons)

School of Law, University of Warwick United Kingdom

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Applied Social Science BA

University of York United Kingdom

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Health and Social Science BSc (Hons)

Buckinghamshire New University United Kingdom

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All Bachelors Degrees in Social Sciences

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Study a Social Sciences degree in the UK in 2024

Social sciences as an academic discipline looks at the study of society and human behaviour. This also includes how people interact with each other and the world around them, and how this effects the way in which society develops, and how this influences the world. There are several subject areas within social sciences, these include things such as anthropology, economics, linguistics, politics and psychology, among others.

Graduates of a degree in social sciences will have a wide range of career paths available to them. These include social worker, human resource manager, political researcher, journalist, and counsellor, among others.

Your degree will be delivered through a mixture of modes. These will include lectures and seminars, as well as possible group projects. Depending on your course, you may also have the opportunity to take part in a work placement. Modules you study could include:

  • Modern Society
  • Social Problems and Social Change
  • Human Rights
  • Sociology of Death
  • Humanitarianism

Study in the UK

The UK is a popular destination for international students who want to study abroad. With a wide range of universities offering a variety of courses, there are so many opportunities that students might not be able to find elsewhere. Each university will pride itself on offering high quality education from leading teaching professionals. A qualification gained in the UK will be well regarded across the globe, making an education in the UK a great investment in your future. As well as this, there are many highly ranked universities in the UK, around 17 of which are consistently appearing in the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings.

See our detailed guide to studying in the UK for international students.

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