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School of Social Sciences offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

Undergraduate degrees 

BA Applied Social Sciences 

This degree will develop a range of social science skills, training high level graduates able to understand, interpret and apply insights and research to ‘real world’ problems and events. Visit our Applied Social Sciences course page.

Childhood & Youth

Health & Wellbeing

BA Health & Social Care

Social Policy

BA Social Work

BA Criminology

BA Sociology

BA Disability Studies in Education

Special Educational Needs

Postgraduate degrees 

MA Social Policy

Our Masters degree in social policy is designed to develop students’ critical knowledge and understanding of social policy. Together with active researchers you will be led through the key contemporary debates in social policy as well as learning how to develop and carry out your own social policy-focused research projects. Visit our MA Social Policy course page

MA Social Work

The main aim of the MA in Social Work is to produce competent, reflective, analytical and research-minded social workers, who are vocationally qualified, with advanced knowledge and skills to bring about innovations through collaborative practice and continuous learning. Visit our MA Social Work course page

MA Youth & Community Work

The main aim of the MA in Youth and Community Work with JNC professional qualification is to develop skilled, innovative and reflective practitioners, who are able to engage and develop positive relationships within communities, which lead to education and discovery. Visit our MA Youth & Community Work course page

MA Criminology

Crime, justice, policy, surveillance, and law and order are key issues in the 21st Century. The Masters degree in Criminology is designed specifically to let you explore these and related topics in depth. You will be encouraged to challenge established wisdom while studying the intellectual canon of the discipline. Visit our MA Criminology course page

MA Sociology

Our Masters degree in Sociology allows you to explore and see the social world in different ways. Together with active researchers you will be encouraged to challenge established wisdom while studying the intellectual canon of the discipline. Visit our MA Sociology course page

MA Disability Studies

The MA Disability Studies course differs from similar programmes insofar as it places particular emphasis on cultural issues. We are not only interested in the policies, prejudices, and professions around disability but also its representation in literature, media, film, art and so on. This course is also available as part of an Interdisciplinary degree. . 

Special Educational Needs (Interdisciplinary Studies)

The MA Education and Special Educational Needs programme is designed for practising teachers, educators and others with a personal or professional interest in the field of education. The programme aims to provide opportunities for engagement with the key theories, concepts and ideas in education. Visit our MA in SEN course page.