If you are curious about what makes societies tick, this multi-disciplinary Social Sciences degree is for you.
You will delve into subject areas including anthropology, human geography, economics, law, political science and international relations, psychology, social policy, and sociology, gaining an excellent grounding in the theories and conceptual models underpinning contemporary social science.
You will explore the factors and forces that influence major social issues such as poverty, access to education and healthcare, climate change, and migration and learn to critically evaluate current practice and policy.
Throughout the course, you will develop the exceptional research and analytical skills needed to understand and address the societal issues that affect us all in a rapidly changing social and political environment.
WHY SOCIAL SCIENCES AT SWANSEA UNIVERSITY?
Being based in the College of Human and Health Sciences, Wales’s largest provider of health and social care education, you will be immersed in a dynamic research and learning environment with many opportunities to build links with students from related disciplines.
Alongside our academic and research strength as a department, we also have a very strong focus on supporting you to develop the practical skills and attributes valued by employers, such as observation, interpretation, information processing, communication and presentation.
In your second and third years, you will have the opportunity to participate in work placements in local authorities, businesses, healthcare settings, education settings and charities, depending on your interests and career goals.
You will be joining a university that is in the UK top 5 for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2018) and the UK top 10 for graduate prospects (DLHE 2018).
YOUR SOCIAL SCIENCES EXPERIENCE
Our flexible degree structure includes a wide range of specialist modules giving you the scope to tailor your course to your particular interests, career ambitions, or plans for further study.
You can also study a language module in your second year, with a choice of Welsh, French, Italian, Spanish, and Arabic.
SOCIAL SCIENCES CAREERS
A Social Science degree provides an ideal starting point for further study or a range of careers. Graduates have gone on to pursue roles in a wide variety of fields including:
- Social science research
- The Civil Service
- Public services
- Law and para-legal
- The criminal justice system
- Charities and NGOs
- Allied health professions
When you graduate, you may also consider postgraduate study with an MSc in Social Research Methods.