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Social Sciences BA

UCAS code: L300

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Three years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

Questions about how we understand, structure, and change society have never been more urgent. The many faces of inequality, fake news and the climate crisis. War, displacement and shifting relationships between the Global North and South. Child exploitation and care scandals. Black Lives Matter, transactivism, and the #MeToo campaign against sexual harassment. Rising Islamophobia, anti-Semitism and resurgent nationalism… This course welcomes students from across the world to the heart of London to provide them with an internationally and practically oriented understanding of the ways in which core debates within the social sciences can shape our responses to pressing social and policy questions. The course has a particular focus on issues of inequality and social justice.

Key benefits

  • Learn how to make a difference in the world. Our innovative curriculum, which enables students to focus on issues that matter to them, encourages and supports creativity, risk-taking and social action, teaching you the knowledge, skills and confidence to communicate, collaborate, organise and persuade.
  • Work with academics who are world leading in their fields and committed to high quality research-led education. As well as having a proven track record of research and teaching excellence, the experience of the course team extends beyond academia to include work with a range of policy and cultural institutions.
  • Develop inter-disciplinary literacy. Real-world social, political and ethical questions do not fall into neat disciplinary boxes. You will learn to apply and combine perspectives from a range of social science disciplines including sociology, social policy and politics.
  • Access a range of opportunities for learning and forging new relationships outside the university thanks to our links with activist communities and key civil society organisations and institutions in London. Practitioners from a range of external social and policy relevant organisations contribute to the teaching and host reciprocal visits and work placements.
  • Enhance your studies by learning a language, studying abroad and/or taking advantage of the many other optional learning opportunities at King’s.
  • Study in a friendly and supportive School, located by the Thames in the heart of central London.
Poppy

We study a diverse range of topics, taking multifaceted approaches to develop more detailed understandings of what can change the social world.

Poppy, Social Sciences BA

Employability

The degree provides a rigorous intellectual grounding for careers in politics, public administration, NGOs and INGOs, charities, think tanks, and social advocacy organisations through its emphasis on generic transferable skills. The degree also provides a good basis for further training and postgraduate qualifications for a wide range of occupations including journalism, social work and teaching. 

Employability

The degree provides a rigorous intellectual grounding for careers in politics, public administration, NGOs and INGOs, charities, think tanks, and social advocacy organisations through its emphasis on generic transferable skills. The degree also provides a good basis for further training and postgraduate qualifications for a wide range of occupations including journalism, social work and teaching. 

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Three years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

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