Social Sciences Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelors & Masters

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
Criminology with Placement and Social Sciences Foundation Year BA (Hons) Southampton Solent University - 0% 10% £9250 £13020 £14000 115 Southampton On campus Full-time
Applied Social Sciences BA (Hons) The University of Sheffield 74% 5% 5% £9250 £22680 142 Sheffield On campus Full-time
Criminology with Social Sciences Foundation Year BA (Hons) Southampton Solent University - 0% 10% £9250 £13020 £14000 115 Southampton On campus Full-time
Sociology with Social Sciences Foundation Year BA (Hons) Southampton Solent University - 5% 0% £9250 £13020 £14000 96 Southampton On campus Full-time
Social Science BSc (Hons) Royal Holloway, University of London 81% 0% 15% £9250 £19600 130 Egham On campus Full-time
Social Sciences with Data Science BSc (Hons) University College London - 5% 3% £9250 £32100 175 London On campus Full-time
Criminal Investigation with Psychology with Social Sciences Foundation Year BSc (Hons) Southampton Solent University - 5% 5% £9250 £13020 £14000 101 Southampton On campus Full-time
Human and Social Sciences BSc (Hons) Cardiff University 59% 10% 10% £9000 £20450 £22950 160 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Health and Social Studies BA (Hons) University of the Highlands and Islands 82% 0% 40% £6120 £6120 £6540 £6960 117 Inverness On campus Full-time
Social Science BSc (Hons) Cardiff University 75% 10% 5% £9000 £20450 £22950 153 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Health in Social Science MA (Hons) The University of Edinburgh 100% 0% 5% £9250 £26500 194 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
Combined Honours in Social Sciences BA (Hons) Durham University 86% 0% 2% £9250 £23500 192 Durham On campus Full-time
Social Sciences BSc (Hons) University of Kent 64% 0% 15% £9250 £18000 107 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Social Sciences BA (Hons) University of the Highlands and Islands 95% 0% 0% £9250 £6120 £13980 £6960 136 Inverness On campus Full-time
Health and Social Science BSc (Hons) Buckinghamshire New University - 0% 45% £9250 £15000 95 High Wycombe On campus Full-time
Criminology and Psychology with Social Sciences Foundation Year BSc (Hons) Southampton Solent University - 5% 10% £9250 £13020 £14000 109 Southampton On campus Full-time
Psychology with Counselling and Mental Health with Social Sciences Foundation Year BSc (Hons) Southampton Solent University - 5% 0% £9250 £13020 £14000 110 Southampton On campus Full-time
Social Sciences BSc (Hons) University College London 74% 0% 3% £9250 £32100 175 London On campus Full-time
Applied Social Sciences BA (Hons) Robert Gordon University 94% 5% 4% £5660 £15860 139 Aberdeen On campus Full-time
Criminology and Psychology with Placement and Social Sciences Foundation Year BSc (Hons) Southampton Solent University - 5% 10% £9250 £13020 £14000 109 Southampton On campus Full-time
Social Sciences BA (Hons) Glasgow Caledonian University 87% 6% 5% £9250 £9250 £14500 £15200 194 Glasgow On campus Full-time
Social Sciences BA (Hons) University of the West of Scotland 62% 3% 3% £9250 £15250 118 Paisley On campus Full-time
Applied Social Science with Foundation Year BA (Hons) The University of Sheffield 74% 5% 5% £9250 £22680 155 Sheffield On campus Full-time
Psychology and Sociology with Social Sciences Foundation Year BSc (Hons) Southampton Solent University - 5% 5% £9250 £13020 £14000 101 Southampton On campus Full-time
Social Sciences BA (Hons) Edinburgh Napier University 89% 0% 3% £9250 £15160 171 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
Criminology and Sociology with Social Sciences Foundation Year BA (Hons) Southampton Solent University - 5% 8% £9250 £13020 £14000 92 Southampton On campus Full-time
Sport and Exercise Psychology with Social Sciences Foundation Year BSc (Hons) Southampton Solent University - 5% 15% £9250 £13020 £14000 122 Southampton On campus Full-time
Health and Social Science with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) Buckinghamshire New University - 0% 45% £9250 £15000 95 High Wycombe On campus Full-time
Psychology with Social Sciences Foundation Year BSc (Hons) Southampton Solent University - 0% 5% £9250 £13020 £14000 123 Southampton On campus Full-time
Social Science BA (Hons) University of Brighton 52% 0% 25% £9250 £13842 122 Brighton On campus Full-time
Criminology and Sociology with Foundation Year in Criminology, Policing and Sociology BA (Hons) Leeds Trinity University - 0% 21% £9250 - 104 Leeds On campus Full-time
Combined Honours in Social Sciences with Foundation BA (Hons) Durham University 84% 0% 4% £9250 - 165 Durham On campus Full-time
Criminology with Police Studies With Foundation Year in Criminology, Policing and Sociology BA (Hons) Leeds Trinity University - 0% 21% £9250 - 102 Leeds On campus Full-time
Social Sciences with Professional Practice Year BA (Hons) University of Bedfordshire 85% 5% 40% £9250 - 115 Luton On campus Full-time
Psychology with Foundation Year in Psychology BSc (Hons) Leeds Trinity University - 2% 20% £9250 - 99 Leeds On campus Full-time
Sport Psychology with Foundation Year in Psychology BSc (Hons) Leeds Trinity University - 5% 16% £9250 - 115 Leeds On campus Full-time
Psychology with Criminology with Foundation Year in Psychology BSc (Hons) Leeds Trinity University - 2% 20% £9250 - 102 Leeds On campus Full-time
Social Sciences BA (Hons) University of Bedfordshire 85% 5% 40% £9250 - 115 Luton On campus Full-time
Social Sciences BA (Hons) King's College London 57% 0% 4% £9250 - 147 London On campus Full-time
Criminology with Foundation Year in Criminology, Policing and Sociology BA (Hons) Leeds Trinity University - 0% 21% £9250 - 104 Leeds On campus Full-time
Psychology and Child Development with Foundation Year in Psychology BSc (Hons) Leeds Trinity University - 0% 25% £9250 - 134 Leeds On campus Full-time
Social Sciences and Humanities with a Foundation Year BSc (Hons) Loughborough University of Technology 65% 5% 0% £9250 - 153 Loughborough On campus Full-time
Social Sciences with Foundation Year BA (Hons) University of Bedfordshire 85% 5% 40% £9250 - 115 Luton On campus Full-time
Forensic Psychology with Foundation Year in Psychology BSc (Hons) Leeds Trinity University - 5% 16% £9250 - 115 Leeds On campus Full-time
MA Arts & Social Sciences MA (UG) University of Dundee - - 10% £9250 £20900 137 Dundee On campus Full-time
Psychosocial Studies with Foundation Year BA (Hons) Birkbeck, University of London 64% 10% 0% - - 109 London On campus Full-time
Social Science BA (Hons) University of Leeds 71% 7% 10% - - 83 Leeds On campus Full-time
Social Science (Criminology and Law) BA (Hons) Lincoln College - - 40% £8500 £9500 - Lincoln On campus Full-time
Social Sciences Foundation Year BSc (Hons) Northumbria University 100% 15% 15% - - 106 Newcastle On campus Full-time
Social Science BA (Hons) Lincoln College - - 40% £8500 £9500 - Lincoln On campus Full-time
Social Science, Community Development and Youth Work BA (Hons) Goldsmiths, University of London 93% 0% 5% - - 116 London On campus Full-time
International Foundation Programme (1 Year), College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences CertHE The University of Edinburgh 75% 5% 3% - - 174 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
Social Science BA (Hons) Grimsby Institute - - 10% £6995 - - Grimsby On campus Full-time
Archaeological Practice (Economic and Social Research) MSc Birkbeck, University of London - - - £5400 £9915 - London On campus Part-time
Health, Welfare and Social Sciences BSc (Hons) Cornwall College - - - £8600 £10000 - Redruth On campus Full-time
Social Research in Education MRes The University of Winchester - - - £9550 £17450 - Winchester On campus Full-time
Social Research and Psychosocial Studies MRes Birkbeck, University of London - - - £5400 £9915 - London On campus Part-time
Secondary Teaching leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) PGCE: Citizenship with Social Science PGCE Kingston University - - - £9250 £15800 - Kingston upon Thames On campus Full-time
Social Studies CertHE University of Wales - - - £9000 £13500 - Cardiff On campus Part-time
Applied Social Science (Top-Up) BSc (Hons) Truro and Penwith College - - - £9250 £9335 - Truro On campus Full-time
Social Science Research Methods (Management) MSc University of Bristol - - - £9700 £21100 - Bristol On campus Full-time
Social Sciences BA (Hons) University of Essex - - - £9250 £19500 - Colchester On campus Full-time
Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research PhD Sheffield Hallam University - - - £9910 £16385 - Sheffield On campus Full-time
Social Research and Applied Linguistics MRes Birkbeck, University of London - - - £5400 £9915 - London On campus Part-time
Social Research MA The University of Sheffield - - - £9850 £21400 - Sheffield On campus Part-time
Social Sciences HNC University of the Highlands and Islands - - - £7110 £7110 £7980 £8775 - Inverness On campus Full-time
Psychosocial Studies BA (Hons) University Centre Peterborough - - 10% £8250 - - Peterborough On campus Full-time
Social Sciences (Including Year Abroad) BA (Hons) University of Essex - - - £9250 £19500 - Colchester On campus Full-time
Methods of Social Research MA University of Kent - - - £6500 £14670 - Canterbury On campus Full-time
Humanities and Social Sciences MRes University of Portsmouth - - - £8900 £18100 - Portsmouth On campus Full-time
Social Sciences (Including Foundation Year) BA (Hons) University of Essex - - - £9250 £19500 - Colchester On campus Full-time
Social Science MRes University of Aberdeen - - - £11100 £23800 - Aberdeen On campus Full-time
Social Research and Criminology MRes Birkbeck, University of London - - - £5400 £9915 - London On campus Part-time
Social Research MSc Birkbeck, University of London - - - £5400 £9915 - London On campus Part-time
Social Research MA The University of York - - - £4995 £5295 £11125 £11950 - York On campus Part-time
International Foundation Programme Business Humanities Arts and Social Sciences FDCert Ulster University - - - £9250 £15840 £16320 - Coleraine On campus Full-time
Social Science Research (Sport and Exercise Science) MSc Loughborough University of Technology - - - £11100 £22500 - Loughborough On campus Full-time
Psychosocial Studies MA Birkbeck, University of London - - - £5400 £9915 - London On campus Part-time
Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities with Foundation Year BA/BSc (Hons) SOAS, University of London - - - £9250 £17750 - London On campus Full-time
Criminology and Social Research MA The University of York - - - £4995 £5295 £11125 £11950 - York On campus Part-time
Social Media and Social Research MA The University of York - - - £9990 £10590 £22250 £23900 - York On campus Full-time
Health, Welfare and Social Sciences HNC Cornwall College - - - £8600 £10000 - Redruth On campus Full-time
Social Research and Law and Legal Studies MRes Birkbeck, University of London - - - £5400 £9915 - London On campus Part-time
Social Science BA (Hons) University of Abertay Dundee - - - £9250 £15000 - Dundee On campus Full-time
Social Sciences (Including Placement Year) BA (Hons) University of Essex - - - £9250 £19500 - Colchester On campus Full-time
Social Science Research Methods (Politics) MSc University of Bristol - - - £11500 £25400 - Bristol On campus Full-time
Psychology: Applied Social Sciences MSc University of Cumbria - - - £6125 £13250 - Carlisle On campus Full-time
Social Sciences Research for Healthcare MSc MSc (PG) University of Bradford - - - £9230 £23028 - Bradford On campus Full-time
Psychosocial Studies GradCert Birkbeck, University of London - - - £3600 £6610 - London On campus Part-time
Health Economics – SeNSS  (South East Network for Social Science) (1 year Full Time) MSc (PG) University of East Anglia - - - £10500 £19800 - Norwich On campus Full-time
Social Science Research Methods MRes University of East Anglia - - - £9650 £19800 - Norwich On campus Full-time
Social Research and Gender and Sexuality MRes Birkbeck, University of London - - - £10800 £19830 - London On campus Full-time
Survey Methods for Social Research MSc University of Essex - - - £10000 £21700 - Colchester On campus Full-time
Social Sciences (with a foundation year) BA (Hons) University of Sussex - - - £9250 £21500 - Brighton On campus Full-time
Health and Applied Social Studies BA (Hons) Nelson and Colne College - - - £9000 - - Nelson On campus Full-time
Research Critical social sciences of sport, health and education MRes Cardiff Metropolitan University - - - £1140 £1225 - - Cardiff On campus Part-time
Social Sciences and Humanities MRes University of Derby - - - £950 - - Derby On campus Part-time
Social Science BA (Hons) Doncaster College and University Centre - - - £1942 - - Doncaster On campus Part-time
Social Science Research Methods (Sociology) MSc University of Bristol - - - £5750 - - Bristol On campus Part-time
Counselling Psychology with Foundation Year in Psychology BSc (Hons) Leeds Trinity University - - - £9250 - - Leeds On campus Full-time
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Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

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Salary

Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Social Sciences

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24323 £20704 £23988
25-75 percentile range £20473 - £28762 £14252 - £26502 £16798 - £31178

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23833 £19634 £22167
25-75 percentile range £20833 - £28667 £13674 - £25565 £14789 - £28456

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Social Sciences

15 months after graduation, graduates of this subject were asked about their current circumstances of employment, what they do, and whether their activities and perspectives are directly related to their studies.

Current jobs

Among graduates of Social Sciences who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number who “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statements about their job.

Specialisations within Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Jobs of graduates of Social Sciences (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Social Sciences at Bath Spa University

20% Elementary occupations
10% Sales occupations
10% Welfare and housing associate professionals
10% Media Professionals
10% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
5% Information Technology Professionals
5% Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations
5% Protective service occupations
5% Administrative occupations
5% Sales occupations

Grading & Study Time

Grading Distribution

Students of Social Sciences in the UK received the following grades.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Social Sciences

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Social Sciences, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

FAQ

Social Sciences is the study of society and the manner in which people behave and influence the world around us. Social Science covers a broad range of disciplines that can help explain how our own society works.

The median salary of graduates of Social Sciences was £24323 15 months after graduation, £20704 3 years after graduation and £23988 5 years after graduation.

  • The following degrees are offered for Social Sciences studies:
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Master of Arts (Honours) - MA (Hons)
  • Master of Arts (Undergraduate) - MA (UG)
  • Certificate of Higher Education - CertHE
  • Master of Science - MSc
  • Master of Research - MRes
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE
  • PhD with Integrated Study - PhD
  • Master of Arts - MA
  • Higher National Certificate - HNC
  • Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip
  • Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert
  • Foundation Certificate - FDCert
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) / Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BA/BSc (Hons)
  • Master of Science (Postgraduate) - MSc (PG)
  • Graduate Certificate - GradCert
  • Bachelor of Science - BSc