What will I learn?


If you are curious about what makes societies tick, this multi-disciplinary Social Sciences degree is for you.

The foundation year of this four-year course will introduce you to the key concepts and knowledge you need to progress to the BSc in Social Sciences. Following successful completion of the Foundation Year, students will progress onto Year 1 of the BSc.

The foundation year (level 3) will be delivered by The College, Swansea University (TCSU). Years 2-4 (levels 4-6) will be delivered by the College of Human and Health Sciences.

You will delve into subject areas including anthropology, human geography, economics, law, political science and international relations, psychology, social policy, and sociology, gaining an excellent grounding in the theories and conceptual models underpinning contemporary social science.

You will explore the factors and forces that influence major social issues such as poverty, access to education and healthcare, climate change, and migration and learn to critically evaluate current practice and policy.

Throughout the course, you will develop the exceptional research and analytical skills needed to understand and address the societal issues that affect us all in a rapidly changing social and political environment.


A Social Science degree provides an ideal starting point for further study or a range of careers. Graduates have gone on to pursue roles in a wide variety of fields including:

  • Social science research
  • Politics
  • Business
  • The Civil Service
  • Public services
  • Law and para-legal
  • The criminal justice system
  • Journalism
  • Charities and NGOs
  • Education
  • Allied health professions

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
  • Advice and guidance on postgraduate study and funding
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.

Which department am I in?

Social Work, Social Policy and Social Research

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

26 September 2022


Singleton Park Campus

Singleton Park,


SA2 8PP, Wales

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A Levels should include an A in Biology and one other STEM subject (i.e. science, technology, engineering or mathematics).

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • The College, Swansea University

About Swansea University

A dual campus university, Swansea University boasts excellent teaching, research and outstanding student support.

  • Rated in the top 30 UK research universities (REF 2014-21)
  • Awarded gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
  • UK Top 15 for career prospects (Complete University Guide)
  • Among the top 10 safest places to study in the UK

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