What you study
The programme offers a broad range of social science subjects which you will be introduced to in the initial years of your studies. Building on these introductory years you have the choice of specialist option modules from six social science subject areas. These are:
- Management Studies
- Business Studies
- Sport & Health
The BA Social Science curriculum is built around a core module set, with a wide variety of options modules available for students to build a programme that reflects their interests and preferences. Students are able, if they wish to organise their degree studies around a subject pathway preference from any of those on offer. This way, they can specialise in a particular subject stream, and will have this as a named component of their final degree award.
What our students say about why they applied:
“I applied to do a degree in Social Science as I didn't want to concentrate on just one subject. Abertay gave me this opportunity as well as the choice in what areas to study.” Suzanne, Glamorgan,Wales, BA (Hons) Social Science with Psychology.
“I chose Social Science because I had always been interested in the world we live in. I didn't want to simply exist in a world that I didn't understand. I wanted to play an active role in finding out how the fabric of society is made up, why as individuals we do the things we do, how we have got to the point we are at today, and where it seems we are headed.” Kimberly, North Ayrshire, Scotland, BA (Hons) Social Science.
For more information on the course content, download the Programme information - BA with Honours in Social Science
How you learn and are assessed
The diversity of any Social Science programme is a part of its strength. Abertay's BA Social Science, reflecting its diversity of subject areas, also offers a wide variety of teaching and assessment styles. From formal lectures and tutorials, to industry placements and sports science laboratories; from essays to business portfolios and psychological testing, the Social Science degree thrives on diversity, challenge and choice.
A wide variety of assessments will be used to assess you throughout your degree including 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 your module choices.