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Social Studies (Full-time)

Full-time BA (Hons) Degree


The Social Studies degree is designed to give a broad understanding of the academic subjects which constitutes the Social Studies or Social Sciences. These include: Sociology, Health and Social Policy, Business Studies, Economics, Lifelong Learning and Politics.

The degree provides you with the opportunity to gain a broad understanding of the social sciences. You also choose to specialise in one discipline and this becomes your 'major' subject throughout your studies.

Starts Autumn 2018
Day and time Dependent on modules taken; please contact us for more details
Fee See Student fees and funding for more information
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 3 years
Contact Please use our Contact page to send us an enquiry

Core modules

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

You can select from the following major 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.

Optional Modules

There are an extensive range of option modules on the Social Studies degree. You can select specialised modules offered by the Centre for Lifelong Learning. As well as choosing modules in all of the 'major' departments, you can also undertake modules from the Certificate programme, the language school and the Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning.

Day-time and Evening Study

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