UCAS code L300
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Are you curious about how society works and how and why people interact with one another in the way they do?
If the answer is yes, then the BA (Hons) Social Sciences degree is for you. Here you will study society, its people and institutions, which will give you an insight into everyday life.
You will focus on sociology, politics and psychology, while the research methods element of the course will hone your research and communication skills; providing you with the tools you need to carry out independent research including your dissertation.
There are other options available to you including history and criminology.
Any recognised Access to HE Course.
Number of hours per week indicates the total number of hours you should dedicate to the course, which includes time spent in lectures and your own time spent on individual study and research.
For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:
|Full-time (120 credit modules) per year
|Part-time (structured) (3 x 20 credit modules) per year||
|Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 20 credit module)||
*subject to change
Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.
There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living whilst studying.
For students living in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) studying this course full time, the following fees apply:
|Year 1||CertHE||£7,740 p.a.||£7,740 p.a.|
|Year 2||DipHE||£7,740 p.a.||£7,740 p.a.|
|Year 3||Degree||£7,740 p.a.||£7,740 p.a.|
*4th year free only for students who have paid for previous 3 years at the University of the Highlands and Islands.
A no fee increase guarantee is available for self-funding full-time and structured part-time RUK undergraduate students for continuous and contiguous study for the same award, up to the permitted standard time limit for the relevant award.
(students not living in the UK or European Union)
External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact your enrolling college for more information.
You can progress from the BA (Hons) Social Sciences degree to the MLitt Orkney and Shetland Studies
International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page
We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.