What will I learn?

Welcome to BA (Hons) Applied Social Science

At the heart of Applied Social Science is a desire to understand our society and the social problems we face in order to make a real difference to communities.

This course offers students the chance to gain a broad understanding of a variety of social science disciplines, whilst developing the knowledge and skills needed for a range of careers. Students have the opportunity to undertake work placements during the course to gain hands-on experience.
Students have access to a range of specialist facilities including several state-of-the-art clinical suites and modern psychology laboratories in the 19 million Sarah Swift Building; a moot court, where they can explore the key principles of modern legal practice in a variety of courtroom roles; and the Human Performance Centre, which contains multiple sports laboratories and an 'endless pool'.

How You Study

In the first year, the programme aims to introduce students to politics, sociology, psychology, social policy, law, sports science, education, and health and social care studies. Students can undertake work experience opportunities which can focus on volunteering in a community-based group.

In years two and three, students can study social science research methods and career planning. They can also undertake a dissertation project and two further work placements.

Optional pathways can lead towards areas of specialism in one or more of the social sciences. These may include preparation for careers in education or teaching; nursing, public health, allied health professions and social work; guidance and counselling; law and criminal justice; health, sports and wellbeing; and policy and research.

The teaching team is made up of experienced academics from across the College. These include the School of Health and Social Care, School of Education, Lincoln Law School, School of Psychology, School of Social and Political Sciences, and School of Sport and Exercise Science. Their expertise encompasses a wide range of disciplines providing students with the opportunity to develop an interest in a specialised area of research.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

Which department am I in?

School of Health and Social Care

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,700.00 (US$ 19,924) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

26 September 2022


Lincoln (Main Site)

Brayford Pool,



LN6 7TS, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Prospective students require one of the following qualifications for entry onto year one of a bachelor’s degree: High School Diploma with a GPA of 3.0 or above plus new SAT (post 2016) a score of 1190/1600 on the SAT Reasoning Test (SATR/SAT I); ACT score of 26 plus three SAT subject-specific tests (SAT II) with a minimum score of 580+ in each subject; At least three Advanced Placement (AP) exams with a score of 3-4 in each depending on the course applied for; Successful completion of the International Baccalaureate (IB) with between 27 and 34 points; Successful completion of three A Levels. Depending on your academic background and intended course of study, it may be possible to apply for advanced entry into year 2 or 3 of a University of Lincoln undergraduate course. For direct entry into year 2 (Sophomore), prospective students require: Completion of an Associate Degree or; Completion of two years of a US Bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 2.8 (some courses may require a GPA of 3.2); For direct entry into year 3, prospective students must have completed three years of a US Bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 2.8 – 3.2. The English language requirements listed on the programme pages refer to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), and typically range from a score of 6.0 to 7.0.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Lincoln

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  • Top 20 UK Uni for student experience and satisfaction
  • Diverse range of courses for students to choose from
  • Multicultural community of students from 135 countries
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