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  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 1677pts.


    The programme focuses upon how societies function and the various social, political, historical, economic and criminological issues, institutional frameworks and other factors which underpin those societies.

    The programme is multidisciplinary and, after a broad introduction, allows students to specialise in Year 2 and Year 3, including the possibility of Major or Joint Honours combining two of the following: Economics, Politics, Sociology, Psychology, History, Criminology. You will also have the opportunity to acquire valuable presentation and research skills.

    In Year 3, two placement modules are offered: one in Sociology: Community Links; and one in Politics: Politics Investigative Project - Politics in Practice.

    The Social Sciences programme currently has student exchange agreements with three US institutions and one in Canada. The Erasmus/Socrates Intensive Programme offers possibilities for study in Europe.

    Students who wish to take advantage of the opportunity for study exchange should apply during Year 2.

    Due to the broad nature of this programme, a number of career paths are available. However, your choice of major subject will be important. Graduates have found jobs in areas as diverse as teaching, HR, marketing, social work, the police, politics, public administration, journalism, counselling, tourism and voluntary organisations.

    Each year, a number of graduates continue onto postgraduate study in their main discipline.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Tuition fee Not specified Start date September 2015 Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

    Course Content

    Year 1: History, Politics, Psychology, Sociology, Economics and Criminology.

    Year 2: Students choose six modules from those studied at Year 1. One language and/or Media module can be taken.

    Year 3: Students take one compulsory module and choose 4 from the subjects they studied in Year 2.

    Year 4: Four modules from one or two subjects studied in Year 3, together with a dissertation in their discipline.

    Work placement: Two placement modules are offered, one in Sociology: Community Links; and one in Politics: Politics Investigative Project: Politics in Practice.

    Language: Language modules are available to study during part of this programme.

    Assessment: Various assessment methods are used, including coursework, essays, reports, presentations and examinations.

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    English Language Requirements

    CAE score : 60(Grade C)

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    Higher: BBBC, A Level: CCC, ILC: BBBB.

    Essential subject: English (Higher/ILC-H).

    Recommended subjects: Modern Studies, History, Sociology, Psychology (Higher/A Level/ILC-H).

    FE college students: Contact us or visit for a copy of our College Student Supplement.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Glasgow Caledonian University.

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