Social Sciences Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelors & Masters

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
Southampton Solent University 66% 0% 0% £9250 £12000 104 Southampton On campus Full-time
Southampton Solent University 65% 5% 18% £9250 £12000 100 Southampton On campus Full-time
Southampton Solent University 89% 0% 3% £9250 £12000 116 Southampton On campus Full-time
Southampton Solent University 66% 0% 0% £9250 £12000 104 Southampton On campus Full-time
Birkbeck, University of London 57% 5% 10% £4515 £8190 87 London On campus Part-time
Buckinghamshire New University 81% 10% 10% £9250 £14250 75 High Wycombe On campus Full-time
The University of Sheffield 81% 10% 10% £9250 £20000 75 Sheffield On campus Full-time
Southampton Solent University 81% 2% 5% £9250 £12000 93 Southampton On campus Full-time
Buckinghamshire New University 75% 10% 15% £9250 £14250 89 High Wycombe On campus Full-time
Buckinghamshire New University 75% 10% 15% £9250 £14250 89 High Wycombe On campus Full-time
University of the Highlands and Islands 68% 0% 45% £6120 £6480 138 Inverness On campus Full-time
University College London 88% 0% 1% £9250 £23300 180 London On campus Full-time
Loughborough University of Technology 88% 0% 1% £10100 £20800 180 Loughborough On campus Full-time
Teesside University 88% 0% 1% £5900 £13000 180 Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
Birkbeck, University of London 100% 10% 10% £9250 £14560 95 London On campus Full-time
Birkbeck, University of London 74% 5% 0% £6020 £10920 138 London On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 74% 5% 0% £4334 £8000 138 Manchester On campus Part-time
Loughborough University of Technology 74% 5% 0% £10100 £20800 138 Loughborough On campus Full-time
University of Southampton 74% 5% 0% £9250 £21000 138 Southampton On campus Full-time
The London School of Economics and Political Science 74% 5% 0% £15216 £23250 138 London On campus Part-time
University of Essex 74% 5% 0% £8760 £18800 138 Colchester On campus Part-time
University of Leicester 74% 5% 0% £8250 £17000 138 Leicester On campus Full-time
Birkbeck, University of London 74% 5% 0% £4515 £8190 138 London On campus Part-time
University of Suffolk 74% 5% 0% £8496 £12996 138 Ipswich On campus Full-time
University of Derby 74% 5% 0% £6550 £14700 138 Derby On campus Full-time
University of East Anglia 74% 5% 0% £6500 £16400 138 Norwich On campus Full-time
Birkbeck, University of London 74% 5% 0% £4515 £8190 138 London On campus Part-time
The London School of Economics and Political Science 74% 5% 0% £4517 £20136 138 London On campus Full-time
The University of Edinburgh 78% 10% 0% £9250 £23100 197 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
Edge Hill University 78% 10% 0% £7000 £13500 197 Ormskirk On campus Full-time
University of Bristol 78% 10% 0% £4565 £19500 197 Bristol On campus Full-time
The University of York 78% 10% 0% £8440 £18700 197 York On campus Full-time
Birkbeck, University of London 78% 10% 0% £9030 £16380 197 London On campus Full-time
The University of York 78% 10% 0% £8440 £18700 197 York On campus Part-time
Aston University 78% 10% 0% - £51000 197 Birmingham On campus Part-time
Royal Holloway, University of London 81% 0% 9% £9250 £18100 122 Egham On campus Full-time
Cardiff University 67% 0% 10% £9000 £18700 142 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Cardiff University 68% 2% 10% £9000 £18700 145 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Truro and Penwith College 68% 2% 10% £9250 £9335 145 Truro On campus Full-time
University College London 66% 0% 1% £9250 £23300 190 London On campus Full-time
Birkbeck, University of London 66% 5% 15% £9250 £14560 111 London On campus Full-time
Loughborough University of Technology 91% 0% 5% £9250 £20750 143 Loughborough On campus Full-time
The University of Sheffield 40% 4% 10% £9250 £19050 139 Sheffield On campus Full-time
SOAS, University of London 40% 4% 10% £9250 £17750 139 London On campus Full-time
The University of Sheffield 76% 0% 5% £9250 £9250 £19050 £20000 139 Sheffield On campus Full-time
Birkbeck, University of London 59% 10% 9% £9250 £14560 89 London On campus Full-time
Durham University 76% 3% 5% £9250 £22500 187 Durham On campus Full-time
University of the Highlands and Islands 87% 5% 35% £9000 £12360 125 Inverness On campus Full-time
University of Lincoln 86% 0% 6% £9250 £14700 139 Lincoln On campus Full-time
The University of York 63% 5% 0% £9250 £19600 141 York On campus Full-time
Robert Gordon University 85% 5% 11% £5000 £14000 140 Aberdeen On campus Full-time
Glasgow Caledonian University 87% 7% 13% £9250 £12250 178 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University of the West of Scotland 71% 2% 6% - £13325 126 Paisley On campus Full-time
The University of Sheffield 76% 0% 5% £9250 £19050 139 Sheffield On campus Full-time
Edinburgh Napier University 87% 0% 2% £9250 £14170 151 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
University of Sussex 70% 10% 5% £9250 £18500 116 Brighton On campus Full-time
University of Brighton 47% 0% 20% £9250 £13842 105 Brighton On campus Full-time
Loughborough University of Technology - - - - - - Loughborough On campus Part-time
University of Bristol - - - £9000 £20100 - Bristol On campus Full-time
University of Birmingham - - - - - - Birmingham On campus Part-time
Ulster University - - - £9250 £15360 - Coleraine On campus Full-time
The University of Sheffield - - - £9250 £20000 - Sheffield On campus Full-time
Ulster University - - - - - - Coleraine On campus Part-time
University of Cumbria - - - £6000 - - Carlisle On campus Full-time
Southampton Solent University - - - £9250 £12000 - Southampton On campus Full-time
Leeds Trinity University 57% 5% 10% £9250 - 37 Leeds On campus Full-time
Leeds Trinity University 65% 5% 18% £9250 - 100 Leeds On campus Full-time
Leeds Trinity University 76% 5% 10% £9250 - 88 Leeds On campus Full-time
Leeds Trinity University 67% 10% 10% £9250 - 112 Leeds On campus Full-time
Leeds Trinity University 65% 5% 18% £9250 - 100 Leeds On campus Full-time
Leeds Trinity University 57% 5% 10% £9250 - 87 Leeds On campus Full-time
The University of Nottingham 57% 5% 10% - - 87 Nottingham On campus Full-time
Lincoln College - - 5% £7999 £9500 - Lincoln On campus Full-time
Kingston University - - 5% £9250 - - Kingston upon Thames On campus Full-time
The University of Winchester - - 5% - - - Winchester On campus Part-time
University of Birmingham - - 5% - - - Birmingham On campus Part-time
Sheffield Hallam University - - 5% - - - Sheffield On campus Full-time
Birkbeck, University of London - - 5% £9030 £16380 - London On campus Full-time
University of East Anglia - - 5% £7850 £16400 - Norwich On campus Full-time
University of Bristol - - 5% £4800 - - Bristol On campus Part-time
The University of Nottingham - - 5% - - - Nottingham On campus Part-time
The University of Sheffield - - 5% £9250 £20000 - Sheffield On campus Full-time
The London School of Economics and Political Science - - 5% £14640 £22608 - London On campus Full-time
Teesside University - - 5% £5900 £13000 - Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
Lancaster University - - 5% - - - Lancaster On campus Part-time
Birkbeck, University of London - - 5% £9030 £16380 - London On campus Full-time
The University of York - - 5% £4220 £9350 - York On campus Part-time
Southport College 80% - 15% £6165 - - Southport On campus Full-time
The University of Sheffield 80% - 15% £9250 £20000 - Sheffield On campus Full-time
Leeds Trinity University 76% - 14% £9250 - 90 Leeds On campus Full-time
Southampton Solent University 76% - 14% £9250 £12000 90 Southampton On campus Full-time
Leeds Trinity University 76% - 14% £9250 - 93 Leeds On campus Full-time
Southport College 76% - 14% £6165 - 93 Southport On campus Full-time
Leeds Trinity University 76% - 14% £9250 - 44 Leeds On campus Full-time
University of Bristol 81% 10% 10% £4800 - 75 Bristol On campus Part-time
The University of Nottingham 81% 10% 10% - - 75 Nottingham On campus Full-time
Newcastle University 81% 10% 10% - - 75 Newcastle On campus Full-time
Leeds Trinity University 76% - 14% £9250 - 90 Leeds On campus Full-time
Loughborough University of Technology 76% - 14% - - 90 Loughborough On campus Part-time
The London School of Economics and Political Science 76% - 14% £30360 £30960 90 London On campus Full-time
University of the West of England 76% - 14% - - 90 Bristol On campus Full-time
University of Bradford 76% - 14% £8784 £20885 90 Bradford On campus Full-time
Birkbeck, University of London 76% - 14% £9030 £16380 90 London On campus Full-time
University of Oxford 76% - 14% - - 90 Oxford On campus Full-time
Colchester Institute 76% - 14% £8250 £8250 90 Colchester On campus Full-time
Nelson and Colne College - - 15% £8250 - - Nelson On campus Full-time
University of Birmingham 88% 0% 1% - - 180 Birmingham On campus Full-time
The University of Nottingham 88% 0% 1% - - 180 Nottingham On campus Full-time
University of Birmingham 88% 0% 1% - - 180 Birmingham On campus Part-time
University of Kent 88% 0% 1% - - 180 Canterbury On campus Part-time
University of Kent - - - - - 129 Canterbury On campus Full-time
University of Birmingham 93% 5% 19% - - - Birmingham On campus Part-time
University of Bath 74% 5% 0% - - 138 Bath On campus Full-time
University of Birmingham 74% 5% 0% - - 138 Birmingham On campus Part-time
University of Kent 74% 5% 0% - - 138 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Queen's University of Belfast 74% 5% 0% - - 138 Belfast On campus Part-time
Cardiff University 74% 5% 0% - - 138 Cardiff On campus Part-time
University of Dundee 74% 5% 0% - - 138 Dundee On campus Full-time
The University of Edinburgh 74% 5% 0% - - 138 Edinburgh On campus Part-time
Goldsmiths, University of London 74% 5% 0% - - 138 London On campus Full-time
Manchester Metropolitan University 74% 5% 0% - - 138 Manchester On campus Part-time
University of Stirling 74% 5% 0% - - 138 Stirling On campus Full-time
University of Oxford 74% 5% 0% - - 138 Oxford On campus Part-time
University of Dundee 74% 5% 0% - - 138 Dundee On campus Full-time
University of Sussex 74% 5% 0% - - 138 Brighton On campus Part-time
Manchester Metropolitan University 74% 5% 0% - - 138 Manchester On campus Part-time
University of Leeds 74% 5% 0% - - 138 Leeds On campus Full-time
University of Brighton 74% 5% 0% - - 138 Brighton On campus Part-time
Lancaster University 74% 5% 0% - - 138 Lancaster On campus Part-time
University of the West of Scotland 74% 5% 0% - - 138 Paisley On campus Full-time
University of Exeter 74% 5% 0% - - 138 Exeter On campus Part-time
University of the West of England 74% 5% 0% - - 138 Bristol On campus Full-time
University of Bath 74% 5% 0% - - 138 Bath On campus Full-time
Plymouth University 74% 5% 0% - - 138 Plymouth On campus Part-time
University of Portsmouth 74% 5% 0% - - 138 Portsmouth On campus Full-time
University of Aberdeen 74% 5% 0% - - 138 Aberdeen On campus Full-time
University of Exeter 74% 5% 0% - - 138 Exeter On campus Full-time
Bournemouth University 74% 5% 0% - - 138 Poole On campus Part-time
Sheffield Hallam University 74% 5% 0% - - 138 Sheffield On campus Part-time
University of Dundee - - 30% £9250 £19500 160 Dundee On campus Full-time
Edge Hill University 78% 10% 0% £39 - 197 Ormskirk On campus Part-time
University of Birmingham 78% 10% 0% - - 197 Birmingham On campus Full-time
University of Birmingham 78% 10% 0% - - 197 Birmingham On campus Full-time
Manchester Metropolitan University 78% 10% 0% - - 197 Manchester On campus Full-time
The University of Sheffield 78% 10% 0% - - 197 Sheffield On campus Part-time
University of Kent 78% 10% 0% - - 197 Canterbury On campus Full-time
University of Leeds 78% 10% 0% - - 197 Leeds On campus Full-time
Lancaster University 78% 10% 0% - - 197 Lancaster On campus Full-time
Goldsmiths, University of London 78% 10% 0% - - 197 London On campus Full-time
University of Wolverhampton 78% 10% 0% - - 197 Wolverhampton On campus Full-time
University of Oxford 78% 10% 0% - - 197 Oxford On campus Full-time
University of Oxford 78% 10% 0% - - 197 Oxford On campus Full-time
The University of Edinburgh 78% 10% 0% - - 197 Edinburgh On campus Part-time
Lancaster University 78% 10% 0% - - 197 Lancaster On campus Part-time
University of Sussex 78% 10% 0% - - 197 Brighton On campus Part-time
The University of Nottingham 78% 10% 0% - - 197 Nottingham On campus Full-time
Bournemouth University 78% 10% 0% - - 197 Poole On campus Part-time
University of Cambridge 78% 10% 0% - - 197 Cambridge On campus Full-time
University of Wales 87% - 10% £9000 £13500 101 Cardiff On campus Full-time
The University of Edinburgh 87% - 10% - - 101 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
Cornwall College 87% - 10% £8600 £9950 101 Redruth On campus Full-time
University of Kent 53% 5% 10% - - 103 Canterbury On campus Full-time
University of Bath 90% 0% 5% - - 159 Bath On campus Full-time
Birkbeck, University of London 64% 15% 0% £6935 £10920 - London On campus Part-time
Aston University 91% 0% 5% £9250 - 143 Birmingham On campus Full-time
Swansea University 40% 4% 10% - - 139 Swansea On campus Full-time
Loughborough University of Technology 91% 0% 5% £9250 - 143 Loughborough On campus Full-time
Northumbria University 75% 2% 12% - - 99 Newcastle On campus Full-time
Swansea University 40% 4% 10% - - 139 Swansea On campus Full-time
Newman University 76% 3% 5% £9250 - 187 Birmingham On campus Full-time
University of Essex 87% 5% 35% - - 125 Colchester On campus Full-time
University Centre Peterborough - - - £8000 - 67 Peterborough On campus Full-time
Grimsby Institute 88% - 30% £6995 - - Grimsby On campus Full-time
University of Leeds 75% 4% 20% - - 60 Leeds On campus Full-time
Goldsmiths, University of London 56% 0% 5% - - 119 London On campus Full-time
University of Bedfordshire 100% - 15% £9250 £13200 97 Luton On campus Full-time
King's College London 83% 15% 3% £9250 - 169 London On campus Full-time
Sheffield Hallam University 69% 1% 20% - - 104 Sheffield On campus Full-time
University of Wolverhampton 87% 0% 2% - - 151 Wolverhampton On campus Full-time
University of Suffolk - 0% 10% £9250 £12996 - Ipswich On campus Full-time
University of Abertay Dundee 86% - 14% £9250 £14000 142 Dundee On campus Full-time
Lincoln College - - 5% £7999 £9500 - Lincoln On campus Full-time
Doncaster College and University Centre 85% - 20% £7650 - - Doncaster On campus Full-time
Goldsmiths, University of London 70% 10% 5% - - 116 London On campus Full-time
Sheffield Hallam University 69% 1% 20% - - 104 Sheffield On campus Full-time
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Student Reviews

Overall student satisfaction
80 /100
545 students of Social Sciences in the UK replied

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 £20915 £19939 £22877
25-75 percentile range £17566 - £25453 £14190 - £26327 £15899 - £30144

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £19500 £17769 £20368
25-75 percentile range £16500 - £23000 £11923 - £23679 £13645 - £27171

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.

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Specialisations within Social Sciences

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

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Among graduates of Social Sciences who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number of highly skilled vs non-highly skilled jobs (Unistats).

% Skilled jobs

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

Example below based on all graduates of Social Sciences at Liverpool Hope University

20% Welfare and housing associate professionals
10% Caring personal services
10% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
10% Teaching Professionals
10% Sales occupations
10% Elementary occupations
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Finance Professionals
5% Welfare Professionals
5% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals

Grading Distribution

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

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Social Sciences

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FAQ

  • The following degrees are offered for Social Sciences studies:
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Master of Research - MRes
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Master of Science - MSc
  • Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip
  • Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert
  • Master of Philosophy - MPhil
  • Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
  • Master of Arts (Undergraduate) - MA (UG)
  • Master of Arts (Postgraduate) - MA (PG)
  • Master of Research - MA (Res)
  • Master of Arts - MA
  • Bachelor of Science - BSc
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) / Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BA/BSc (Hons)
  • Foundation Certificate - FDCert
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE
  • PhD with Integrated Study - PhD
  • Master of Science (Postgraduate) - MSc (PG)
  • Foundation Degree - FD
  • Masters in Research - MRes
  • Doctor of Philosophy - DPhil
  • Certificate of Higher Education - CertHE
  • Master of Science (Research) - MSc (Res)
  • Postgraduate Credits - PG
  • Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip

The median salary of graduates of Social Sciences was £20915 15 months after graduation, £19939 3 years after graduation and £22877 5 years after graduation.

Social Sciences at University of Bedfordshire received the highest rating among all graduates in the National Student Survey year with a rating of 100 out of 100 among 10 respondents.