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Course Overview

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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.

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Entry Requirements

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

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Core Modules

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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

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Subjects to study

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  • 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

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Optional Modules

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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

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Day-time and Evening Study

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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.

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How to apply

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

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Fees and Funding

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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.

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Further Information

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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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Why would I want to use this service?

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There is no mandate or requirement to use the service, it is entirely voluntary.

The University is a large complex organisation, and not every idea originator has the time, access or skills necessary to take a raw idea and progress it through the various stakeholder groups. The Innovation Support service can help with that process.

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Will you definitely help get my idea launched/accepted?

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The Innovation Support service does not guarantee every idea will be implemented – in fact, the majority will not make it through to final implementation.

Most ideas make complete sense when considered in isolation, but often cannot take account of the complexities and practicalities of the full environment. Many ideas cannot overcome the challenges of real-world practicalities.

The Innovation Support service cannot guarantee every idea is accepted or implemented – however it can guarantee that ideas that generate sufficient positive support are fully considered and tested against realities. It will also attempt to develop ideas to overcome any obstacles identified. It cannot guarantee implementation, but it can guarantee full consideration.

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