Terms & Conditions

BA with Honours in Social Science – 2023 entry

Duration of programme: 1 year

Award on successful completion: Bachelor of Arts with Honours

Location of delivery: Abertay University, Bell Street, Dundee

Composition of the programme: 120 SCQF (Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework) credits in each academic year, delivered in modules of 20 credits each, with 3 modules taken in term 1, and 3 in term 2 each year. Students choose from a wide range of option modules from across Psychology, Sociology, Business, Management, Sport and Health. The final year includes a 40 credit independent project.

Contact hours and workload: Each academic year typically requires 1200 hours of student effort; on average across the 4 years of this programme, 19% of that time is in lectures, seminars and similar activities; the remainder is independent study.

Assessment methods: Assessments include essays, reports, critical reviews, case studies, examinations, presentations and a final year dissertation. Around a third of the course is assessed through examination, although the precise proportion will be dependent on each student’s module choices.

Academic staff: This programme is delivered by staff of the Division of Sociology in the School of Business, Law and Social Science. Staff profiles can be viewed at https://www.abertay.ac.uk/staff-search

Core modules in the programme:

  • Dissertation
  • Community Links Project

Other modules that may be offered, but are subject to change over time:

  • Investigative Psychology & the Law
  • Mindfulness
  • Language Education and the Early Years
  • Duty of Care in Sport
  • Lifestyle Management
  • Sports for Development
  • Strategic Management
  • Managing Change
  • Innovation for Growth
  • Political Sociology
  • Work, Class and Consumption in the Global Economy
  • Human Rights
  • Sociology of Culture and Civilization
  • Policing and Criminal Justice in the 21st Century
  • Death Killing & Conflict

Developments in the discipline: The curriculum within social science, including the core modules, is expected to evolve over time, to maintain a real world relevancy. Social Science is an eclectic discipline that is continually evolving, as the core social scientific disciplines development. However, the core sociological underpinning of the programme and associated modules are unlikely to change. New developments are readily incorporated into the core curriculum without having to fundamentally change the module structure.

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