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Social Studies

Part-time BA (Hons) Degree

Our BA (Hons) Social Studies degree (part-time) is designed to give a broad understanding of the academic subjects which constitute the social sciences. These include sociology, health and social policy, business studies, economics, lifelong learning and politics.

You will choose to specialise in one discipline and this becomes your 'major' subject throughout your studies.

Starts Starts October 2018, applications should be submitted by 31 August 2018
Day and time Dependent on modules taken; please contact us for more details
Fee See Student fees and funding for more information. View potential additional fees. Levels of funding and payment plans
Venue Main Campus, The University of Warwick
Entry requirements Flexible entry requirements, consideration given for non-traditional qualifications, work and life experience. Applicants are normally interviewed by the course selector.
Length Minimum 4 years, maximum 10 years
(most students complete the degree in 6 years)
Contact Please use our Contact page to send us an enquiry

Core modules

On this degree, you will study a core module at all levels.

Level 4 Foundations in Social Studies
Honours Level 5 Research methods in the social sciences
Honours Level 6 Dissertation/Research Project

You can select your 'major' from the following subjects

  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Health and Social Policy
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Sociology

In each of these majors, there are core level 4 modules that serve as prerequisites or foundations for study at Honours Level. As you only study four level 4 modules, some care must be exercised about choosing which ones you take, but we will give you guidance with this.

Optional Modules

In addition to the core modules you will also take some optional modules and there is an extensive range on offer on this degree. You can choose modules from the 'major' subjects listed above and you can also take modules from the Centre for Lifelong Learning, Language Centre and the Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL).

Each department has an undergraduate module webpage which details the modules on offer.

Day-time and Evening Study

Modules are offered at various times of the day and evening, but please note that the evening choice is limited and a number of modules will only be offered in the day-time. The Warwick Business School and Departments of Economics, Philosophy and Politics offer day-time classes only.

The Centre offers a free entry course to social studies called the Warwick Gateway to HE: Social Studies. If you have little recent formal educational experience, you may wish to consider this introductory course first.

*The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.