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Course Overview


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.


Entry Requirements


Flexible entry requirements, consideration given for non-traditional qualifications, work and life experience. Applicants are normally interviewed by the course selector.


Core Modules


On this degree, you will study a core module at each level

  • Level 4 Foundations in Social Studies
  • Honours Level 5 Research Methods in the Social Sciences
  • Honours Level 6 Dissertation

For information on the modules you can take, please visit: Undergraduate Modules


Subjects to study


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

Each of these subjects can be studied as a 'major'. On each 'major', 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.

For information on the modules you can take, please visit: Undergraduate Modules


Optional Modules


There is an extensive range of optional modules and choose from alongside your core 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.

For information on the modules you can take, please visit: Undergraduate Modules


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.


How to apply


Applications are now open. Please follow this link: Apply Now.


Fees and Funding


The University will charge Home students £1,540 for each 30 credit module in 2019-20. Fees for subsequent years of the course have yet to be confirmed.

See Student fees and funding for more information and view potential additional fees. You can also download a copy of fee information for 2019-20 here.


Further Information


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 and our Conditions of Offer document for more information on when you accept a place with the University.



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