New Social Sciences degree this September – with emphasis on preparing graduates for the workplace

Swansea University’s College of Human and Health Sciences will be offering a new undergraduate programme for entry this September, the BSc (Hons) in Social Sciences, which has a strong emphasis on preparing graduates for the workplace.

The full time, three-year undergraduate degree programme delivered at the University’s Singleton Park Campus is a novel, multidisciplinary research-active programme, which is designed for students who are “socially curious”.  

Singleton Park CampusIt aims to develop graduates who have the critical thinking, problem-solving, personal attributes, and communication skills needed to become leaders of social change.  The programme provides an excellent foundation for many careers, including social science research, local and national politics, business, the Civil Service, public services, para-legal, the criminal justice system, journalism, charities, NGOs, education, and allied health professions among others.

The BSc (Hons) Social Sciences programme draws widely on the disciplines of anthropology; business and management; economics; human geography; law; media studies; political science and international relations; psychology; social policy and sociology, and provides flexibility by offering a wide-range of specialist modules, in a variety of social science subjects, allowing students to tailor their degree to their future career goals while developing their individual interests.

Employability and study skills are also embedded throughout the Social Sciences programme, and a unique aspect of the degree is its emphasis on preparation for the workplace, with all students undertaking work placement modules in years two and three of the programme with organisations such as local authorities, businesses, healthcare settings, education settings, and charities.

Programme manager Dr Susanne Darra, Associate Professor in the College of Human and Health Sciences and former Head of Midwifery Education, said: “We are excited to add the BSc (Hons) in Social Sciences to the College’s portfolio for this September, which is aimed at people who are interested in social and societal issues.

“The programme will be taught by innovative experts who have strong national and international links, and it will equip students with a solid grounding in contemporary theories and conceptual models in social science and they will develop the research skills needed to critically evaluate current practice and policy, and in turn, inform future policy development in a rapidly changing political and social environment.  Students will be educated to use theoretical understanding and critical awareness to understand and address societal issues and real-world problems.

“The University’s next Undergraduate Open Day takes place on Saturday, June 17, and we would strongly encourage any interested and prospective students for 2017 entry to come along to find out more.  I am also happy to personally visit schools and colleges to provide further information to teachers and students through a one-hour interactive session.”

For further information on the BSc (Hons) in Social Sciences, including entry requirements, visit this link and to book a place on the next Undergraduate Open Day visit this link