The Social Sciences and Humanities Extended Degree BA begins with a foundation year that, if passed successfully, allows you to continue on to a related undergraduate course. This is helpful if you don’t have the required qualifications to start a full undergraduate degree and are unsure about the exact subject you’d like to study.
The first year of this course, Year 0, will engage your interest in a range of issues within the social sciences and humanities, such as social policy, media and criminology. Core modules you will study include Culture, Family and Power, Critical thinking and Reflecting on Self and Society.
These Year 0 topics focus on improving your academic and study skills, thereby boosting your confidence and unlocking your potential for further study. Successfully pass the foundation year, and you can continue onto study one of our many undergraduate degrees in a related field, including Youth Studies BSc, Sociology BSc and Criminology BSc.
The courses related your Social Sciences and Humanities Extended Degree make use of London Met’s many facilities, such as Journalism BA with its newsroom containing Apple Mac computers, flat screen TVs and video cameras, and the Translation BA with its interpreting suite. No matter what degree you choose, you’ll have access to our range of study areas, library facilities and computer rooms.
Courses may also include their own opportunities of work-related learning, study abroad options and professional accreditation. See below for the full list of degrees open to you and links to further information.
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2018/19 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
- Critical Thinking (core, 15 credits)
- Identity, Power and Society (core, 15 credits)
- Media, Crime and ‚Race’ (core, 15 credits)
- Reflecting on Self and Society (core, 15 credits)
- Researching Discrimination (core, 15 credits)
- Researching Inequality (core, 15 credits)
- Social Issues in Context: Text to Essay (core, 15 credits)
- Studying London (core, 15 credits)
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After the course
Successful completion of the foundation year will enable you to progress onto the undergraduate course of your choice below.
- Community Development and Leadership BSc
- Criminology BSc
- Criminology and Community Policing BSc
- Criminology and Law BA
- Criminology and Psychology BSc
- Criminology and Sociology BSc
- Criminology and Youth Studies BSc
- Digital Media BA
- Education Studies BA
- Education Studies and English Literature BA
- English Literature BA
- Film and Television Studies BA
- Health and Social Care BSc
- Health and Social Policy BSc
- Media and Communications BSc
- Sociology BSc
- Youth Studies BSc
In addition, the following courses may be applied for, but admission will be subject to a test and/or interview:
- Creative Writing and English Literature BA
- Early Childhood Studies BA
- Early Childhood Studies FdA
- Journalism BA
- Journalism, Film and Television Studies BA
- Montessori Early Childhood Practice FdA
- Social Work BSc
- Translation BA
What is an extended degree?
Extended degrees provide applicants with an alternative route into higher education. If you do not have traditional qualifications or cannot meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing an extended degree. Extended degrees include a Year 0, which is also known as a foundation year. Once you successfully complete your first year of study you will progress into Year 1 of an undergraduate degree.